Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Imagine.....you have a car accident....

...maybe minor....and the air bag that's supposed to protect you sends shrapnel into your  face.....

This should NOT be an indictment of a single manufacturer.

It's an indictment of NHTSA that has failed to protect consumers.

It's an indictment of the Auto Industry that has run AMOK, jeopardizing not only the lives of owners, but innocent victims.

Example after Example shows the Auto Industry is placing PROFITS before SAFETY.

Takata panel taps former NHTSA heads to lead investigation

By Justin King
Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015

The panel's leader, former Transportation secretary Samuel Skinner, has hired former NHTSA administrators John Snow, Marion Blakey and Jeffrey Runge, along with Northwestern University engineering-school dean Julio Ottino, former auto executive Nelda Conners and health-care executive John Landgraf.

"We basically have the authority from Takata to spend whatever's necessary," Skinner told The Detroit News in an interview. "And it's going to be done thoroughly."

Amid lingering questions over defective airbag inflators, the panel has been tasked with determining the source and extent of any quality problems. The team will help the company reform its practices and structure, if deemed necessary, to help navigate the current crisis and rebuild its tarnished reputation.

The Japanese supplier currently faces criminal investigations at the federal and state level in the US, alongside numerous civil lawsuits related to the exploding airbag inflators

Another Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Card ...just like TOYOTA!

Read more: http://www.leftlanenews.com/takata-review-panel-taps-former-nhtsa-heads-to-lead-investigation.html#ixzz3PPPGyIUy