Dec. 5, 2019—Takata is recalling about 1.4 million driver's side inflators in the U.S. because they could explode and hurl shrapnel, per a report by the Detroit Free Press.
The recall covers certain BMW, Volkswagen, Honda, Toyota and Mitsubishi vehicles made from 1995 to 2000. BMW has already issued a recall. Unlike previous recalls, however, the non-azide inflators do not use volatile ammonium nitrate to fill the air bags in a crash.
Takata made about 4.5 million of the air bag inflators worldwide but only some are in use because the vehicles are so old.