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Exploding Takata air bag inflator has killed another driver in U.S.

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Terrible. Just outrageous!

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the vehicle's owner asked the company about the air bag recall in 2018, but then declined to schedule service. The company said it sent 114 urgent notices to the owner for the past seven years.

Well that absolves Chrysler and Takata.

But should the car's owner be held culpable?

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People would say "Made in China", but no longer is the case as we have seen.

China will lead the automotive world in the near future.

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China will lead the automotive world in the near future.

Just after they solve the exploding EV problems there, no doubt.

https://e-vehicleinfo.com/global/chinas-electric-explosions-7-electric-vehicles-catch-fire-each-day/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoJSGqC8mgI On average, 7 fires a day! That's an increase from prior years. 640 vehicles in 1Q22. If that continues, over 2500 car fires for 2022. Some fires happened while charging, some while parked, some while driving. People have been killed.

BTW, in the US, there were 52 EV fires/yr over the last 12 months.

Way to lead the world, China!

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This news a while back. We received a letter about 4 years ago saying our Subaru had one of the faulty airbargs on the passenger side. We took the car in straight away to a garage here in Japan and they took out the faulty mechanism. A replacement was fitted free of charge. The owners really should have got this sorted out.

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The accident is an isolated case of unreplaced air bag. Anyhow, I wonder if Takata still in business.

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Since 2009, the exploding air bags have killed at least 33 people worldwide, including 24 in the United States.

Is it time to put Takata out of business?

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Last sentence of the article:

The exploding air bags sent Takata Corp of Japan into bankruptcy.

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Sad to hear.

All three deaths this year were in warm-weather U.S. states

I wonder if it is mainly in humid climates this has happened? When I moved here from a dry climate, I experienced the failure of several synthetic products I owned.

Among them, the cushions of my boots turned to mushy powder, the seam seal on my relatively new tent flaked off and recently some synthetic-rubber grommets I put between some metal parts on my bicycle were nothing more than goo after just one summer and caused the paint to flake off where they were attached.

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I wonder if it is mainly in humid climates this has happened? When I moved here from a dry climate, I experienced the failure of several synthetic products I owned.

Heat causes issues.

Humidity causes issues. Rot and mold.

Heat AND humidity are really tough. Sorta like living near salt water can corrode metals.

MDF furniture doesn't last long in places with high humidity, so people with that sort of furniture run dehumidifiers, typically central A/C, to save their furniture. This can be really important for electronics like TVs and monitors.

Yearly, I see corrosion on the car battery terminals to be cleaned off. I've tried the sprays to prevent it, but petroleum jelly works just as well, along with an annual reminder to clean the posts. The starter and alternator connectors need a good cleaning about every 5 yrs, also due to corrosion.

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