Nelson Statement on Additional Takata Airbag Recalls

May 19, 2015

Below is U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson’s statement on the DOT/NHTSA announcement today on the expansion of Takata airbag recalls.  Click here for video of Nelson’s remarks.

“Folks shouldn’t have to drive around wondering if their airbag is going to explode in their face or if their car is going to be on another recall list,” said U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee and a key figure in a congressional probe into the defective airbags.  “We’ve seen the recall list double now to 30 million cars.  Let’s hope Takata’s admissions today tells us the whole story.” 

“But Floridians, especially, have reason to be worried because the evidence is that these airbags explode in more humid climates.  This needs to get fixed pronto,” he added.