Report: Automakers continue selling new cars with defective Takata airbags
Ford recalls nearly 2 million vehicles to replace airbags
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – According to a new report released Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) entitled "The Takata Recalls: Consumers Are Still Stuck in Neutral," at least four automakers confirmed they are still selling new cars with defective Takata airbags.
The report explained under an existing order by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the manufacturers are legally allowed to sell the vehicles, but all must be recalled by the end of 2018.
Only two of the four automakers provided investigators with the specific models that may contain defective inflators. They are:
2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
2016 Volkswagen CC
2016 Audi TT
2017 Audi R8
"What's troubling here is that consumers are buying new cars not realizing they're going to be recalled," Nelson said. "These cars shouldn't be sold until they're fixed."
The news comes as the unprecedented recall due to safety concerns expands.
2007-2010 Ford Edge
2006-2011 Ford Fusion
2005-2011 Ford Mustang
2007-2011 Ford Ranger
2007-2010 Lincoln MKX
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