Takata airbag inflator recall sears imported autos, inc. If you are not a mercedesbenz driver please visit to check your vehicle. The subject vehicles are equipped with a front driver airbag with an inflator made by takata. Us patent for airbag module with heat shield patent. At the heart of the problem is the airbag s inflator, a metal cartridge loaded with propellant wafers, which in some cases has ignited with explosive force. A driver airbag module has been developed with single stage inflator in an attempt to determine the 05th% atd measured dummy injury response mdir in outofposition scenarios two nhtsa.
Ford recalls 32,000 201617 ford edge, 201617 lincoln mkx and 2017 lincoln continental vehicles to replace the driver frontal airbag module. Driver airbags are typically stored within the steering column and are typically. Subaru airbag recalls learn more about takata airbag recalls. Single stage driver airbag module development for oop. This recall only relates to the passengerside front airbag in certain subaru vehicles and does not affect our driverside front airbags, which were not equipped. The passengerside airbag protected both front passengers, 32 and unlike most modern systems, integrated a knee and torso cushion while also having a dualstage deployment dictated by force of the impact. By the year 2000, research indicates that more than 90 million airbag systems will be produced for driver and passengerside use. Airbag inflator with external filter automotive systems.
The plurality of apertures 24 are each radially aligned with the filter 40. In a crash where the air bag system deploys, the air bag inflator housing may. Find out if the takata airbag inflator recall affects your vehicle and search for takata airbag. Fewer maine houses sold in april but prices continue to grow. Toyota drivers are begin warned about an airbag fault which could see. Curious about replacing airbag inflator maintenance.
Gases produced from inflator 18 are thus cooled and dispersed with a minimum pressure drop, thereby providing a. In a crash where the air bag system deploys, the air bag inflator housing may rupture. Application note testing dual airbag inflators and modules. Honda accelerates takata airbag recall consumer reports. Early efforts to adapt the airbag for use in cars bumped up against prohibitive prices and. An airbag module 10 contains a gas generating inflator 18 containing a plurality of apertures 24 in radially spaced relation to an external annular filter 40 constrained by a retainer 42. Us20110227318a1 us45,871 us201145871a us2011227318a1 us 20110227318 a1 us20110227318 a1 us 20110227318a1 us 201145871 a us201145871 a us 201145871a us 2011227318 a1 us2011227318 a1 us 2011227318a1 authority us united states prior art keywords end cap base airbag housing housing assembly aperture prior art date 20100319 legal status the.
This condition is more likely to occur if your vehicle has been exposed to high levels of absolute humidity for extended periods of time. The end of the 1980s saw the introduction of the front passenger airbag, and this was gradually followed by other variants such as the head airbag and side airbag. Remove the driver airbag cover starting with the left side by pressing down on the inflator assembly until the hooks unsnap from the windows figure 6. Shortage of parts has drivers waiting for recalled takata airbag. The airbags inflation system reacts sodium azide nan3 with potassium nitrate kno3 to produce nitrogen gas. Airbags are sometimes referred to as supplementary restraint systems srs as they are designed to enhance the protection offered by seat belts.
Srs airbag recall recall safety campaign honda uk cars. Takata recalls recall information mercedesbenz usa. Safety recall r25 driver airbag inflator page 10 10. This folding is beneficial if the occupants are not sitting in their correct. A wide variety of airbags are available nowadays, and they are now provided as. The automaker says its unaware of any injuries or incidents related to the driverside takata psdix inflators with the improper housing welds. A driver airbag module 20 comprising a cover 22, a housing 40 matably configured with cover 22, a pyrotechnic inflator 60 having a flange 70, and airbag fitted within the space between housing 40, 40a and cover 22, the airbag inflating with gas provided by the inflator 60, wherein the heat shield 80 is positioned between the lower surface 42 of housing 40, 40a and an. Remove and discard the nut holding the ground eyelet to the inflator assembly and remove the ground eyelet from the stud figure 5. If the inflator housing ruptures in a crash, metal shards from the airbag can be sprayed throughout the passenger cabina potentially disastrous outcome from a supposedly lifesaving device. This is precisely the issue with the airbag inflators. Nowadays, airbag systems are provided as standard in vehicles. These and other features, aspects, and advantages of the present. Toyota adds 361k vehicles to takata air bag inflator recall.
The takata airbag recall involves 19 automakers and 46 million airbag inflators, and 16 million airbags still need to be replaced. The airbag and inflation system stored in the steering wheel. If the inflator housing ruptures in a crash, metal shards from the airbag can be. Tesla semi will have 6 advantages when entering the market. Testing dual airbag inflators and modules with the model 2790 sourcemeter switch system application note series introduction a typical airbag inflator is a twoterminal device in a metal housing and is used to initiate the deployment of the bag in an automobile crash. Driver airbag inflator national highway traffic safety. Mercedesbenz uses these driverside takata airbags in many of its vehicles. The first airbag systems were installed in topoftherange vehicles in the mid1970s and at the start of the 1980s. Us8454050b2 us45,871 us201145871a us8454050b2 us 8454050 b2 us8454050 b2 us 8454050b2 us 201145871 a us201145871 a us 201145871a us 8454050 b2 us8454050 b2 us 8454050b2 authority us united states prior art keywords end cap base airbag housing housing assembly aperture prior art date 20100319 legal status the legal status is an assumption and is not.
More cars are to be recalled following the discovery. With this system, the sensor houses a weighted roller which is filled with. Honda and nhtsa announce that a driver of a 2002 honda civic. The global airbag inflator recall affects a number of automotive manufacturers and poses a very high safety risk. In a collision, if the inflators housing is ruptured, metal shards from the airbag can be.
Recall information westwood, ma mercedesbenz of westwood. The takata airbag recall should begin october 9, 2017. Honda accelerates the takata airbag recall, consumer reports says. Sinee the seriesproduetion inflator housing was used for all. The gm cars from the 1970s equipped with acrs had a driverside airbag, a driverside knee restraint. If the inflator housing ruptures in a crash, metal shards from the airbag can be sprayed throughout the.
Toyota recall an airbag fault could spray metal across the car, is. Bmw recalls x3 and m6 vehicles to fix takata airbags. Should you need additional assistance, please visit. In a crash where the airbag system deploys, the airbag inflator housing may explode. A dualstage airbag has two inflator modules connected to one airbag. However, most new cars have a front airbag for the driver as. The engaged housing portions surround and retain the inflator and the. Honda to recall popular uk models due to explosive airbag fault. The driver airbag inflator housing in your vehicle may rupture, due to excessive internal pressure, during normal airbag deployment events.1244 922 1085 655 514 415 160 1173 551 934 1550 1125 711 1336 1364 44 790 601 581 1407 1321 1493 1616 1558 1536 855 53 1015 1484 1122 875 1505 844 460 1208 346 20 933 497 1074 1175 982 604 985 166 458