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GM is recalling 7 million pickups and SUVs worldwide with airbags made by the same manufacturer whose airbags are linked to at least 17 deaths in the United States.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered a US recall recently, rejecting GM’s argument that this version of the airbags didn’t need to be replaced.
The recall centres on a defect in airbags made by Takata, a now-bankrupt Japanese manufacturer, that caused the bags to explode, spraying shrapnel through the vehicle. In addition to the deaths, other drivers or passengers have been blinded or maimed.
The decision comes more than six years after initial recalls linked to the Takata airbags began in 2014, ultimately becoming the largest auto recall in history. Prior to Monday’s announcement, the US portion of the recall had already reached 63 million airbags in roughly 40 million vehicles.
GM had previously recalled nearly 800 000 vehicles with Takata airbags, but had argued that its tests showed the airbags in these additional vehicles, which have a different kind of inflator than the devices in the earlier recall, did not pose a threat.