Investigated Takata’s PSAN air bag inflators and effectively pressured Takata to recall the tens of faulty air bag inflators it sold.

Communicated with the vehicle manufacturers concerning the safety of these vehicles, appropriate prioritization associated with automobiles, replacement-parts accessibility and timing, therefore the security associated with the replacement parts being used.

Engaged in ongoing outreach with all the automobile manufacturers about the adequacy of this replacement program, each automobile manufacturer’s efforts to encourage automobile owners to bring cars set for repairs, communications strategies, and conclusion prices.

Communicated using the replacement parts vendors to ensure that (1) the car manufacturers had been making sufficient efforts to acquire replacement components, and (2) the suppliers had production that is sufficient to build sufficient replacement components to meet up the deadlines NHTSA has generated.

Coordinated closely utilizing the Independent Monitor for Takata plus the Coordinated Remedy to conduct information analysis of recall repair programs, assess innovative outreach and repair practices including door-to-door canvassing, and monitor and assess each vehicle manufacturer’s efforts to correct automobiles inside the timelines NHTSA established. The Independent Monitor engages in substantial outreach utilizing the car manufacturers to assist them in implementing repair that is effective and, to that end, has provided a few “Recommendations” documents on certain topics meant to aid the vehicle manufacturers in increasing recall conclusion rates.

Conducted all routine recall oversight tasks including overview of first-class mail owner notification letters, review and tabs on recall filings and relevant documents, and coordination with all the automobile manufacturers for changes in recall promotions (including amendments, consolidations, and other administrative issues associated with each recall).

I obtained one thing in the mail about the Takata bankruptcy and/or the course action lawsuit, but I’m not certain what it is. Can it be genuine? What am I expected to do?

There are numerous mailings that have been sent to consumers within the Takata bankruptcy case while the class action lawsuits. These notices are not part of the recall efforts and NHTSA doesn’t have any control over the notices. However, if you received one of these mailings, you almost certainly very own, or previously owned, a vehicle which has been or perhaps is scheduled to be recalled due to the defective atmosphere bag inflator.

These legal notices do not influence your ability to obtain a recall repair that is free. You do not need to take any more action to acquire a recall fix other than contacting your dealer to set a repair appointment up once components can be found. Your automobile manufacturer is needed to send you a letter letting you know whenever components are available.

Take note that although the bankruptcy notice informs customers to get hold of a dealer for a repair that is free repair parts are not available for all vehicles.

When you have currently received a letter from your own automobile maker indicating parts are around for your automobile, you need to straight away contact your dealer to schedule a free fix.

When you have perhaps not yet gotten a page from your own automobile manufacturer indicating repair components are for sale to your vehicle, before calling your dealer, first look your VIN up to see when your vehicle is under recall. If your car is under recall, check NHTSA’s Priority Group list to find the Priority Group your automobile is in. Unless an extension has been provided, vehicle manufacturers are required to have fix parts designed for each Priority Group on the schedule that is following

In the event that you need help determining as soon as your vehicle maker is required to have parts offered to fix your vehicle, call the NHTSA hotline at 888-327-4236. NHTSA does not have any information for the general public about the bankruptcy proceedings.