The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced an investigation into defective airbag inflators manufactured by ARC Automotive, which is unaffiliated with Takata’s defective airbags. According to NHTSA, nearly 420,000 older-model Fiat Chrysler Town and Country minivans, as well as about 70,000 Kia Optima sedans are equipped with the defective ARC airbag inflators under probe. Similar to the Takata airbag recall, the faulty ARC airbags may also explode upon impact, but not for the same reasons. During a preliminary analysis, experts learned that the path used by inflator gas to exit the airbag may be blocked by an unknown ... Read More
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