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NHTSA Adds Up To 40 Million Cars to Airbag Recall List

Posted on May 14, 2016

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that it will add 35 to 40 million vehicles to its list of cars and trucks that need to be recalled due to defective airbags. This added amount comes on top of the 28 million airbags that have all ready been recalled, making it the largest product recall in American history. The airbags were all manufactured by Japanese parts maker Takata. The defective airbags have been found to shoot shrapnel into the upper body of a driver or passenger when deployed.

It is estimated that it will be 2019 before all of the defective airbags can be replaced. Takata makes airbags for many different makes and models, including the following:

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Daimler Trucks North America (Sterling Bullet)
  • Daimler Vans USA, LLC (Sprinter)
  • Dodge/Ram
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Honda
  • Infiniti
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Pontiac
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen (VW)
  • It is believed that heat and humidity are big factors in causing the airbag defects so those who live in states like Florida and Georgia are among the first to their airbags replaced.

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