I posted a thread wayyyy back when the original recall went out to Infiniti owners. I had mine replaced under the recall. I also posted about the fact that Takata was replacing the airbags with a supposedly re-designed airbag - but instead of replacing the defective repellant that caused airbags to deploy, they simply added a desiccant to the faulty repellant to help absorb humidity and moisture. Experts were questioning if this was really a 'fix', or just a cheap way for Takata to comply with the recall. After the desiccant degrades, won't we all be in the same position with airbags that deploy willy nilly?
Well .... Subaru has announced a new recall of 500,000 cars for airbags that can deploy and send metal projectiles into the cabin. Wait for it .... the cars included in this latest recall are cars that already had airbags replaced in that original recall.
NHTSA: This same crop of cars were recalled in 2015 for the same reason, though their airbag inflators were replaced with the same defective Takata design. The Subaru models join tens of millions of vehicles already recalled and repaired in the 2015 recall action. The inflators could explode when the propellant that triggers the airbags degrades after exposure to "high absolute humidity" -- the amount of water vapor in an air sample -- high temperatures and toggling between extreme heat and extreme cold, the NHTSA said. According to documents released Wednesday from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the replacement inflators were "interim remedy parts" or "like-for-like" replacements intended to be used as a temporary fix. They still contained phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate propellant, which may "cause metal fragments to pass through the air bag and into the vehicle interior at high speed, which may result in injury or death to vehicle occupants."
CNN: New recalls may affect some vehicles made by Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Ferrari, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen, according to the government documents. !!!!!!! So, if you're still driving a Yugo, or any car pre-1990, you're probably safe
To date, over 24 deaths and hundreds of injuries have been caused by defective airbags manufactured by Takata.
Let me say now and loud: I will drive this car to Nevada and send it down the canyon before I pay for a new dash a second time!