MIAMI (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. would pay $97.68 million under a proposed settlement with vehicle owners affected by the Takata air bag recalls.
The settlement would pay for a new outreach program to ensure Takata air bags are removed from 4.4 million affected Nissan vehicles. It would also compensate owners for expenses while getting their cars fixed, including rental cars.READ MORE: FDA Clears Johnson & Johnson's Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine for Immediate Use
Takata’s air bag inflators can explode with too much force, hurling shrapnel into drivers and passengers. The inflators are blamed for at least 16 deaths and 180 injuries worldwide. The problem touched off the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.READ MORE: Sacramento Doctor Appears in Virtual Traffic Court While Performing Surgery
The Nissan settlement is similar to those reached in May with Toyota, BMW, Mazda and Subaru.
The settlement was filed Tuesday in federal court in Miami. It still needs a judge’s approval.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Police Return Stolen Puppy to Richmond Family
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