• December 9th, 2016

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is moving to accelerate the pace of repairs to cars that have faulty air bag inflators made by Japanese supplier Takata.

The agency said Friday that Takata must provide replacement parts “on an accelerated basis and made available first to the riskiest vehicles.” Nearly 70 million air bags with defective inflators have been recalled. Flying shrapnel from exploding inflators made by the company has been tied to 11 deaths and approximately 180 injuries in the United States, and at least one more death outside the U.S.