Involves 2001 to 2016 model years that were not included in the massive string of Takata recalls for air bags.
Automaker says it could save $1 billion and avoid recalling up to 6.8 million full-size 2007-2011 pickup trucks and SUVs.
Auto companies only halfway toward a Dec. 31 goal of 100% replacement of older and more dangerous inflators.
Japanese auto parts says allowing them to proceed would seriously jeopardize its restructuring efforts.
Almost 10 million inflators with the highest risk of rupturing remained in use as of March 31.
Says propellant has not deteriorated in any of its inflators taken from vehicles in the field.
100 million inflators installed worldwide, could take years to get them off the road.
Seeking civil penalties for each defective air bag that entered the state.
No recalls related to the US one are being announced in other regions yet.
Was carrying the air bag manufacturer’s inflators and a volatile chemical.
Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years.
US safety regulators expect 35 million more will be involved.
Fourteen automakers have recalled 24 million vehicles to replace inflators that can rupture in a crash.
Stops using all Takata inflators in future models.
Automaker recalls more than 400 cars and SUVs; regulators warn of more recalls.