It’s the biggest auto recall in US history, with nearly 34 million vehicles affected, and consumers need to know the facts to keep their families safe on the road. See below for an important message from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
At the insistence of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Takata has determined that a defect exists in some of its air bag inflators. Takata has agreed to a national recall of certain types of frontal driver and passenger side air bag inflators used in vehicles manufactured by BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota. These inflators were made with a propellant that can degrade over time and has led to ruptures that have been blamed for six deaths worldwide. The action expands the number of vehicles to be recalled for defective Takata inflators to nearly 34 million.
NHTSA is waiting for the automakers to supply a complete list of affected vehicles. As this information becomes available, NHTSA will update their website to provide the American public with this information.
Once manufacturers identify which vehicles are affected, use NHTSA’s VIN search tool (click here to access the search tool) to confirm whether your individual vehicle is under recall, and search by VIN on a specific vehicle-maker’s site (click here to access a specific vehicle-maker’s site). It’s important to check periodically because it’s possible your VIN might not be entered into a manufacturer’s system for several weeks after a recall is first announced. If your vehicle is affected, follow-up with the manufacturer to get interim guidance and get your vehicle fixed as soon as parts are available.
This information was obtained from safercar.gov.
Click here for more details from the New York Times.