Investigation: Test Data Cover Up
US lawmakers are accusing TAKATA of faking test results to cover up the exploding airbag issue. A report from the Senate commerce, Science and Transportation Committee cites internal documents from TAKATA in the past 12 years. They show company officials argued that data on inflator quality and testing was manipulated to hide problems. The recall of defective air bag inflators made by TAKATA now involves 14 automobile manufacturers and millions of US automobiles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration calls the TAKATA recall – the largest and most complex safety recall in US history.