Takata Pleads Guilty in Airbag Case | LE
Takata has finally pleaded guilty to deceiving automakers about the safety of its airbags. This week’s guilty plea by Takata in federal court, as well as the new accusations against automakers in a separate lawsuit, show that legal proceedings in the airbag scandal continue to move forward.
Consumers buy new vehicles for the promise of dependability and safety; however, new car buyers could be purchasing vehicles equipped with defective airbags that can explode or rupture with excessive force and shoot metal shrapnel throughout the vehicle compartment.
Eight automakers have agreed to recall 12 million additional vehicles in the U.S. over potentially defective airbags manufactured by Japan-based Takata, adding to what already was the largest auto recall in U.S. history.