The Takata Airbag Recall


Takata Airbag Recall:

The Japanese Airbag Manufacturing company known as Takata will file for bankruptcy after their exploding airbags leave over 100 injured and at least 17 dead around the world.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that over 24 million US vehicles contain these potentially lethal inflators but less than 8 million have been replaced.

The problem with the airbags appears to be in their inflators. The inflators use ammonium-nitrate gas which can cause them to engage from even the slightest low-speed crashes. The resulting rupture hurls shards of plastic and metal at the driver causing serious injuries.

Among those to be injured is a young woman who died mere seconds after her steering wheel airbag inflated, launching shards of metal at her. These Metal pieces slit her neck eventually causing her to bleed to death.

Takata Airbag Recall: read a list of of cars affected here.

 

Takata Airbag Recall

Use the list below to see if your car might be subject to the ongoing recall, which could soon expand to another 85 million vehicles. If you see your car on the list, go to safercar.gov to plug your Vehicle ID Number, or VIN, into the recall look-up toolto confirm if it needs its airbag inflators replaced.

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Daimler
  • Dodge/Ram
  • Ferrari
  • Fisker
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Honda
  • Infiniti
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • McLaren
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Pontiac
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Tesla
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen (VW)

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