Washington– Volkswagen The United States has agreed to a settlement for $42 million, involving 1.35 million vehicles with potentially dangerous devices Takada According to documents filed with the U.S. District Court in Miami, airbag inflators.
The settlement is the latest move by major automakers, and most of the funds are used to improve the completion rate of recalls. To date, the other seven major automakers have agreed to settle a settlement agreement worth approximately $1.5 billion, involving tens of millions of vehicles.
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Defects, which in rare cases can lead to airbag The inflator ruptured and sent dangerous metal fragments flying, triggering the largest car recall in history.
So far, at least 19 Americans have died due to failure of Takata airbag inflators.
Honda In April, the company said that the company had confirmed the 19th death in the United States related to a rupture of a Takata airbag inflator since 2009 — the 16th in one of its cars. Honda earlier reached a $605 million civil settlement with car owners, similar to the settlement with Volkswagen.
Ford previously reached a $299.1 million civil settlement with the car owner, while BMW agreed to a $131 million settlement.
Takata’s recall involves approximately 100 million inflators from 19 major automakers in the world, including approximately 67 million inflators in the United States.