mercedes airbag takata

Όπως ανακοίνωσε η Daimler, η μητρική εταιρία της Mercedes, θα διαθέσει περίπου 500 εκατ. ευρώ για να χειριστεί το θέμα με τους προβληματικούς αερόσακους της Takata, αντικαθιστώντας τους, στα αυτοκίνητά της, που εξοπλίζονται με αυτούς.

Περίπου 840.000 αυτοκίνητα της Daimler επηρεάζονται μέχρι στιγμής από τους προβληματικούς αερόσακους της Takata, οι οποίοι έχουν κοστίσει την ζωή σε τουλάχιστον 13 ανθρώπους. Ωστόσο το νούμερο των επηρεαζόμενων αυτοκινήτων αναμένεται να αυξηθεί, μιας η Takata θα ανακαλέσει επιπλέον 35-40 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα.

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Takata recall has also impact on Daimler

Stuttgart, Germany, May 19, 2016

  • Precautionary recall of vehicles in the US and Canada
  • Customers’ safety has highest priority

In early May, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) disclosed extensions of the recall to be carried out by airbag manufacturer Takata. According to this information, Takata has agreed to declare 35 to 40 million modules of front-passenger airbags without drying agent in the United States as being defective, and will recall them over the period of May 2016 to December 2019 in several stages. We are not aware of any cases of the defect that Takata has recognized in an airbag inflator in our vehicles worldwide. The safety of our customers has the highest priority for us.

Certain front-passenger airbags from Takata are installed in vehicles sold by subsidiaries of the Daimler Group in the United States and Canada. Therefore appropriate precautionary recalls will be done in the mentioned timeframe for certain models. Daimler AG will recognize a provision in the mid hundreds of million euros in the financial year 2016 in connection with the extended recall of airbags by the supplier Takata in the United States and Canada. The anticipated expense will not affect earnings from the ongoing business and will be reported separately. The negative impact on the cash flow caused by the recalls will be spread over the mentioned timeframe and will be minor for 2016. Daimler AG continues to assume that Group EBIT from the ongoing business will increase slightly in 2016.