The Volkswagen Group has reached a settlement of $ 42 million (.5 35.5 million) in the United States for its role in the Takada scandal. These manufacturer’s airbags explode spontaneously due to manufacturing defects, throwing metal particles into the car. According to Reuters news agency writing about the settlement case, the defect has already caused at least 400 injuries and 28 deaths worldwide.
With the solution, Volkswagen will prevent further cases of airbag failure. Reuters reports this based on court documents in Miami.
Immigration includes the costs that U.S. consumers have to pay for their airbag repair and rental car use. In total, this is about 1.35 million cars of the group fitted with Takada airbags. The carmaker is not the first carmaker to reach a settlement with the U.S. judiciary. A total of seven major automakers in the United States have already reached the settlement, with a total value of more than $ 1.5 billion.
Since 2008, more than 100 million airbags have been replaced by Japanese airbag manufacturer Dakata.
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