21 July 2015
The Italian luxury sports car brand Ferrari recalls 2,600 vehicles worldwide due to defects in airbags supplied by the Japanese company Takata, the group announced today.
“The problem comes from a potential defect in the production of a component within the airbags fitted to approximately 2,600 vehicles,” said the spokesman of Ferrari.
The spokesman stressed, however, that the problem found in these models “is not associated with the recalls that have made other manufacturers because of airbags Takata”.
Defective airbags of Takata company have been considered responsible for the deaths of at least eight people and hundreds of injuries, according to provisional official account. Approximately 34 million vehicles under recall in the US – this is the largest recall ever made in the country regarding a product.
The defect on the system that inflates the air bag, which can burst under certain conditions (age, humidity etc.), Launching in this case fragments of metal and plastic to the driver or passenger.
This problem affects many major manufacturers: Honda, BMW, Fiat Chrysler, General Motors, Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota.