Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Hop To
#4399454 - 01/11/18 10:18 PM Takata Air Bags Claim More Lives in the U.S.  
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 15,327
Haggart Offline
I Fought Diablo
Haggart  Offline
I Fought Diablo
Veteran

Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 15,327
The Lone Star State
Over 3 years ago (if memory serves me) i posted an article about Takata airbags and their dangers here at SimHQ.

December 22th, 2015 in S. Carolina: 2006 Ford Ranger: "The South Carolina Highway Patrol says Joel Knight, 52, was driving on Rocky River Road in Lancaster County when the Ford Ranger hit the cow, causing the truck to leave the highway and crash into a fence. Although Knight was wearing a seat belt, he died of injuries resulting from shards of metal penetrating his neck from the exploding Takata airbag.

July 1, 2017 in W. Virginia: driver of a Ford Ranger killed by his takata airbag

Ford is recalling every 2004 to 2006 Ford Ranger pickup
https://jalopnik.com/every-2004-to-2006-ford-ranger-is-being-recalled-over-d-1755288760

**check with your cars manufacturer online to see if yours is on any recall list for airbags especially if your vehicle is more than a couple of years old**

shrapnel from this exploding inflator often found in the neck of victims
[Linked Image]





"everything lives by a law, a central balance sustains all"
Inline advert (2nd and 3rd post)

#4399457 - 01/11/18 10:30 PM Re: Takata Air Bags Claim More Lives in the U.S. [Re: Haggart]  
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 4,142
carrick58 Offline
Senior Member
carrick58  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 4,142
I don't know about the above,but as a 2000 Honda Civic owner I have had 3 recall notices over the years. ( I dont get rid of the car because it keeps running on little cost ) Each time I took it in and they said ok its fixed then another recall notice. It does make me wonder ? and hope I never get hit.

#4399474 - 01/11/18 11:31 PM Re: Takata Air Bags Claim More Lives in the U.S. [Re: Haggart]  
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 9,667
MarkG Offline
Hotshot
MarkG  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 9,667
The Bayou
2008 Element...

I believe I've had both the driver and passenger airbags replaced (the later more recently) but then we recently received another airbag notice so I don't know now. I need to take it in and see what they've done or need to do.

#4399478 - 01/11/18 11:40 PM Re: Takata Air Bags Claim More Lives in the U.S. [Re: Haggart]  
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,770
DaveP63 Offline
Member
DaveP63  Offline
Member

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,770
Indiana, USA
They are recalling SOME of the interim replacement airbags they used to replace the Takata grenades. Don't know if that applies to your particular vehicles (I'm a parts manager at a FCA/GM dealership). Other possibilities include the warranty paperwork hasn't been processed properly by the dealer, that's one reason why you'd continue to get notices. Check with your dealer to make certain. I am astounded at the number of people who don't seem to give a damn whether they're replaced or not. Day before yesterday I heard "Well, I don't care. I'm not going to wreck". We commonly do 10-12 vehicles a week.


i5-4460@3.2ghz, 16GB Ram, Gigabyte GTX1050Ti 4GB, 2TB HD
#4399479 - 01/11/18 11:44 PM Re: Takata Air Bags Claim More Lives in the U.S. [Re: Haggart]  
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 15,327
Haggart Offline
I Fought Diablo
Haggart  Offline
I Fought Diablo
Veteran

Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 15,327
The Lone Star State
"Day before yesterday I heard "Well, I don't care. I'm not going to wreck". "
skullhead
sigh


"everything lives by a law, a central balance sustains all"
#4399482 - 01/12/18 12:01 AM Re: Takata Air Bags Claim More Lives in the U.S. [Re: Haggart]  
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 9,667
MarkG Offline
Hotshot
MarkG  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 9,667
The Bayou
Thanks for the heads up...just called the service dept., said we're up-to-date.

#4399484 - 01/12/18 12:15 AM Re: Takata Air Bags Claim More Lives in the U.S. [Re: MarkG]  
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 15,327
Haggart Offline
I Fought Diablo
Haggart  Offline
I Fought Diablo
Veteran

Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 15,327
The Lone Star State
cheers


"everything lives by a law, a central balance sustains all"
#4399494 - 01/12/18 02:29 AM Re: Takata Air Bags Claim More Lives in the U.S. [Re: Haggart]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 19,032
Raw Kryptonite Offline
Beat the Kobayashi Maru
Raw Kryptonite  Offline
Beat the Kobayashi Maru
Veteran

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 19,032
MS
We had one in an Accord, they swapped it out when the car was in for service.
The company is BK, the recent notices are to participate in the proceedings if you want to lodge a claim. I didn’t bother yet.


·Steam: Raw Kryptonite ·MWO & Elite Dangerous: Defcon Won
·AMD FX-8350 ·EVGA GTX1070 FTW 8GB ·Swiftech H240 X2 Prestige cooling
·16 GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz ·Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0 Mobo
·BenQ BL3200PT ·Logitech G27 Nixim ·Meager youtube channel
#4399505 - 01/12/18 06:41 AM Re: Takata Air Bags Claim More Lives in the U.S. [Re: Haggart]  
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,587
Forward Observer Offline
Senior Member
Forward Observer  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,587
Central Arkansas,US of A
I have a 2008 Ranger and a letter came about two weeks ago telling me that the parts to fix my passenger side airbag inflator have been delayed, and not to let anybody ride on the passenger side until I get another letter telling me to bring my truck in.

Hell, I don't remember getting a first letter nor them fixing my side either. I always take my truck to the dealer for my oil changes because they are only two miles from my house and are across the street from a cinemaplex, so I can take in a movie instead of setting at the dealership. I guess, I'll call them tomorrow just to clarify why my side is safe and the passenger side isn't. Maybe they worked on the issue at some point and just didn't bother to tell me.


I've bought the truck new in 2008 and still only have 32k on the odometer. Since I retired, I just don't drive much--obviously only a little over 3200 miles per year average. I had to get new tires last April---not because they were tread worn, but because of dry rot.


Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl.

Moderated by  Murphy, RacerGT 

Quick Search
Recent Articles
Support SimHQ

If you shop on Amazon use this Amazon link to support SimHQ
.
Social


Recent Topics
Overlord (film)
by Chaz. 07/18/18 03:25 PM
This is eerie
by Blade_RJ. 07/17/18 11:03 PM
Bose
by WangoTango. 07/17/18 08:29 PM
Looks like this flight school may have problems
by oldgrognard. 07/17/18 07:20 PM
Food for thought......There is something to this.
by Blade_RJ. 07/17/18 12:40 AM
Fixing typo in Aliens: Colonial Marines improves AI
by Scott Elson. 07/16/18 02:24 PM
A USS Nautilus (No, not THAT one) related story
by CyBerkut. 07/16/18 01:56 PM
Need some Math help
by Bill_Grant. 07/16/18 01:37 PM
Korn + Skrillex = SLAMMING!
by Zamzow. 07/16/18 09:27 AM
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018
by KraziKanuK. 07/15/18 08:59 PM
Copyright 1997-2016, SimHQ Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0