With the news that Honda has finally announced an official recall for several of its models due to exploding airbags, it has now come to light that this issue has been known for years, and that there are concerns of a cover-up. U.S. lawmakers have now launched an investigation into Takata Corp. due to claims they knew about the issue for years, and there have also been claims that Honda also knew, although we would just like to point out that these are just claims at this time.
According to the report it suggests that in 2004, Takata, the Japanese auto supplier conducted test on 50 airbag inflators following reports that a Honda Accord’s inflator exploded after being involved in an accident. However, the rumor suggests that the results were destroyed, as to cover-up the evidence.
The New York Times said that Takata failed to report these findings to the regulators, which was based on a report from two akata employees.
We are in no way going to suggest there is any wrong doing, as that will be up to a possible criminal investigation by the Department of Justice, and if Takata was found to be guilty we have to wonder what would happen?
The likes of Honda will be fearful as well, seeing as though they could also be implicated, although that is also based on a rumor and not fact. The worrying thing is, Takata is one of the biggest suppliers for car airbags, and so a heavy fine could have an effect on the industry as a whole, seeing as though there is not another airbag maker with the ability to fulfill orders.
Please watch the video report below and let us know if you think Takata covered things up, and if Honda would have known about it as well?