Last week, the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) had ordered the recall of 2.7 million airbags additional group japanese vehicles from Ford, Nissan, and Mazda products between 2012 and 2015. It was indicated that Nissan would recall 515.394 of its Versa in the United States.
John Cangany, Ford spokesman, announced that the manufacturer was going to file an appeal requesting to continue to test and analyze our airbags”. The NHTSA has indicated that the request to Ford was intended to be exempt from the recall.
Ford said that 2.5 million of its vehicles were involved. He had previously cited a figure of 2.2 million. Car manufacturers have 30 days to submit their appeal to the NHTSA.
To date, 65% of the 46.2 million of airbags Takata, already recalled in the United States have not yet been the subject of repair. The recall, which affects 17 manufacturers, is of an unprecedented scale and has brought the oem japanese to file for bankruptcy in June.