THE WEEK THAT WAS - recalls and clever new tech
Recall news attracted many readers on just-auto this week as yet another Takata potentially-disintegrating-airbag-inflator call-back was announced - 2.3m-odd, depending on who's counting - this time, German brands. GM also had to recall some old Saab and Saturn (remember them?) models for the same reason. (Our full Takata coverage to date is here if you've just joined us from Mars.) Meanwhile Toyota, with memories of the 2010 sudden acceleration recall debacle in the US still probably causing execs over there to shudder, has discovered that a seat frame in 2.7m RAV4 SUVs potentially could slice through a rear seat belt in a crash so back they'll come, eventually, to dealers for 2.7m small plastic parts to be fitted to said offending frames. No word yet on how much all that will cost.
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