Nissan has announced that it has recalled over 52,000 cars due to faulty air bags that “explode and send sharp metal shards directly at passengers. The recalls are amongst 8 million made by other automobile companies, with all the vehicle having air bags made by Japanese company Takata Corp.
The cars recalled by Nissan were sold in 12 states, all with high humidity. The humidity can cause air bag propellants to burn too quickly, which can then destroy the metal canisters and send metal shards at passengers. Takata owns about 22% of the global market, and is under intense pressure over how their airbags could’ve failed so horrifically.