In the News: Is Your Car Affected by the Takata Airbag Recall?

There’s a new auto recall making headlines recently, and it’s a big one: Takata, the leading Japanese manufacturer of vehicle safety parts, is under fire for selling faulty airbags to at least ten different automakers beginning as early as 2001.

The airbags have been recalled due to their potential to rupture when deployed and spray bits of shrapnel into drivers and front-seat passengers. So far, 2 deaths and more than 30 injuries have been linked to flawed Takata airbags in Honda vehicles alone. Regulators claim that Takata airbags used by other automakers have caused more than 139 injuries.

After years of denial, Takata has finally acknowledged the rupture risk of its airbags, and several automakers – including BMW, Toyota, Nissan, Ford, and Chrysler – have issued recalls.

Here’s the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration‘s list of the vehicles affected by the Takata airbag recall as of August 2014:

Vehicles Affected by Takata Airbag Recall

MAKEMODELYEAR(S)
AcuraMDX 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
AcuraTL2002, 2003
AcuraCL2002, 2003
AcuraRL2005
BMW325XI2002
BMW325CI2001, 2003
BMW325I2004
BMW330I2004
BMW330CI2001, 2003
BMW330XI2001, 2002, 2003
FordGT2005, 2006
FordMustang2005, 2006, 2007
FordRanger2004
HondaElement2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
HondaPilot2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Honda CR-V2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Honda Civic2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Honda Accord2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
HondaOdyssey2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Honda Ridgeline2006
InfinitiFX452003, 2004, 2005
InfinitiFX352003, 2004, 2005
InfinitiI352003, 2004
LexusSC4302003, 2004, 2005
MitsubishiLancer2004, 2005
NissanMaxima2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
NissanPathfinder2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
NissanSentra2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
PontiacVibe2003, 2004, 2005
Saab9-2X2005
SubaruOutback2003, 2004, 2005
SubaruBaja2003, 2004, 2005
SubaruLegacy2003, 2004, 2005
SubaruImpreza2004, 2005
ToyotaMatrix2003, 2004, 2005
ToyotaTundra2003, 2004, 2005
ToyotaCorolla2003, 2004, 2005
ToyotaSequoia2003, 2004, 2005

Sources: International Business Times, Forbes, SaferCar.gov

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