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Takata Airbag Recall

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Noted airbag supplier, Takata, is in the news once again for their defective airbags sold around the world this past decade- they’re filing for bankruptcy protection after another death was tied to the product. The airbag recall is the largest in the history of the U.S. — over 100 million cars have been affected since 2007.

Despite the bankruptcy filing, owners of affected cars are still eligible to receive free repairs. It’s expected to take through the end of the decade to see a full reparation of the defective airbags. Older cars in hotter and more humid conditions are encouraged to take their cars in as they have priority over newer models for recall repairs such as this. Areas with extreme weather make the airbag inflators more likely to degrade, so we recommend getting your repair sooner rather than later, it is free after all. The airbags in question are prone to explode upon deployment, [...]


Harris Radiator Works and Brad’s Foreign & Domestic are now both located at 565 Westlake Street, Encinitas, CA 92024.

Since 1947 Harris Radiator Works has been well known for radiator repairs and air conditioning work in the Encinitas Area. A trusted and community friendly company, Harris Radiator Works joined with Brad’s Foreign and Domestic Auto Service in 2017 to offer even more high-quality automotive services. All services offered by Harris Radiator Works and their expert knowledge of automotive cooling systems are now offered through Brad’s Foreign & Domestic.

The Harris Radiator Works Story

Matt Cooper always had a passion for cars.  Growing up in Cardiff by the sea, he has established himself as a local go to guy for all auto repairs.  Matt graduated from San Dieguito and now has owned Brad’s Foreign and Domestic in Encinitas for over 25 years.  He has ASE master technician degrees in Automotive repair, timing drive chain, [...]

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