Rabu, 14 Desember 2016



The Japanese airbag supplier Takata is talking again. Also for current models of the year 2017 recalls were announced. Including now also supersporters of Ferrari and McLaren as well as again cars of Audi, Mercedes and VW.

Since 2015, Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen have been recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles in the US due to problems with airbags from Japanese supplier Takata. Now more models are on the recall list of the US security authority NHTSA. Including current top-class athletes, in which the manufacturers probably despite the well-known problems continued the Takata airbags. There are also some models for the year 2017, such as the Audi TT and R8, the Mercedes E-Class Coupé and Cabrio, Sprinter and Freightliner as well as some Ferrari models, the Lexus GX460, McLaren 570, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and VW CC . A total of 29 million vehicles are affected by the recall, with 1.3 million coming from the Volkswagen Group alone. However, the recall only applies to the USA.


During the first recall wave, about 680,000 VW models were recalled as a precaution because of possible dangers with Takata airbags. The VW Passat, Golf, Eos and the Jetta Variant were affected. Audi called some 170,000 vehicles in the US the workshop. At BMW it was even 840,000 affected cars. In the case of VW and Audi, it is about US models of the years 2005 to 2014. The US traffic supervision had informed Audi that certain Takata airbags on the driver could be faulty, it said. Among other things, models of the A3, A4 Cabrio, A5 Cabrio and Q5 series should be checked. To the costs VW and Audi did not specify, that is regulated with Takata. As a rule, suppliers provide precautionary provisions for recalls, for which they may be liable for defects.


Errors in the airbags of the Japanese manufacturer Takata have long been an industry-wide problem that has recently expanded. There were also deaths. The VW spokesman assured: "We had no group complaints at all." The recall happened precautionary, Takata and the US authorities would have limited the circle of vehicles accordingly. BMW also had to shoulder a big recall in the US because of the Takata airbags. The traffic safety authority NHTSA had been informed about the intention to call back about 840,000 cars to exchange airbags. Affected were cars from the years 2006 to 2015, BMW did not make any further details. It would be about different models, at the cost nothing was known. Daimler was also strongly affected by the expansion of the debacle on defective Takata airbags in the US. The Autobauer had announced that 705,000 Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and approximately 136,000 Daimler-Vans were to be taken into the workshops as a precaution.