Honda already does not want more business with Takata
Honda prohibits the supply of airbags Takata for all their future models. The vehicle manufacturer has declared that the global level of any vehicle in Honda or Acura will be developed with aibags Takata seat front. The agreement between the two companies comes to an end.
Takata loses to Honda, its biggest customer so far
For a long time Takata has been a provider of airbas to many vehicle manufacturers such as Toyota, Nissan, BMW,… but until the time Honda has always been their biggest client.
The decision occurred after all the scandal of the inflators defective airbags Takata, which includes a direct relationship with eight deaths in the united States, all of them coincidentally in Honda models. The disaster of the inflators has affected the reputation of the vehicle manufacturer and in addition, for months, every day must face legal battles, whose problem comes from the same source.
Takata will continue to provide airbags to other manufacturers
Honda feels cheated by Takata and accused of having manipulated results of tests of its inflators with reports. “ As a result of our review of these documents, we’ve noticed evidence to suggest that Takata has been misrepresented and manipulated testing data for certain inflators of airbags ,” said Honda in a statement. “Honda expects its suppliers to act with integrity at all times and we are deeply concerned by this apparent behavior by one of our suppliers, ” he added.
By the time the vehicle manufacturer has not stated on which will be your next, a supplier of airbags, but the names that ring with greater force remain Daciel (Japan) and Autoliv (Sweden). Both already experienced an increase in demand for their systems after the scandal broke of Takata.
Honda declares that has shared the above-mentioned documents with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and still investigating which is the root cause the inflators of the airbags tend to degrade.