Approximately 10 million air bag inflators manufactured by now bankrupt Takata Corp. must be replaced in what could be the last significant phase of the automotive industry's biggest ever safety recall crisis. The callback released marks the final phase of a series of planned recalls covering tens of millions of faulty parts agreed in a 2015 settlement by the now bankrupt automakers.Despite sharing the same basic flaw as the components they were replacing, the parts affected by the new recall were used in earlier replacements, explosive propellant that could become unstable in dry, humid climates, and explode in a crash, spraying vehicle occupants with metal shards.
The recalled parts were shipped the U.S.vehicles to 14 automakers, including Honda Motor Co., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, and BMW AG. Several automakers have already reported their share of recalls.Also on Wednesday, Subaru Corp's U.S. NHTSA unit said about 500,000 vehicles in the region would be remembered to repair the parts. In 2015, Fiat Chrysler started fixing the defective parts in its cars and the latest action by Takata will not result in any further recalls.