Autoliv is the supplier of the equipment, said the company’s CIO Thomas Jönsson news agency Direkt.
“It is our airbag. in a very small number of occasions when cars stood empty a long time and have been subjected to strong temperature fluctuations, the gas generator divided itself – which led to the curtain airbag inflated in part, “he says.
It is thus not about the kind of explosions that hit the competitor Takatas inflators. Some injuries have occurred, emphasizes Thomas Jönsson on.
On Wednesday morning, Autoliv’s shares dropped almost 9 percent on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
Autoliv currently working with Toyota to insert extra protection if the error would occur. The curtain airbag is not replaced.
“It is of course unfortunate that this happened, but it just happened in empty cars that stood long on parking spaces. It has just hit Prius, and the models produced from 2008 to 2012″ he says.
the financial effects is likely to be very limited for Autoliv.
“We have insurance coverage. to this day appreciate the exact cost is difficult but we believe that it will be very low, “said Thomas Jonsson.