GM Files 3rd Request to the NHTSA to Avoid Takata Airbag Recalls

General Motors (GM) has now filed three petitions to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requesting a recall exemption for nearly two million of its 2007 to 2013 model vehicles with Takata airbags, which have been linked to at least 23 deaths worldwide, including 15 in the U.S. Takata, NHTSA, and other automakers have urged vehicle owners to have their airbags replaced immediately, but GM is refusing to supply replacement airbags for vehicles that were initially included in recalls while it waits for a decision on whether it will be exempt. Meanwhile the automaker instructed dealers to tell customers their vehicles are safe and they will receive a notice if a replacement be deemed necessary.