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Warning: You may have an airbag in your vehicle that could explode

This news story was published on January 22, 2016.
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Takata2WASHINGTON, D.C. – Millions of vehicles are being recalled due to the Takata airbags installed in them, which are blamed on deaths due to explosions caused by the devices.

Today, regulators announced nearly 5 million more vehicles containing Takata  air bags that could be defective. It has been reported that up to ten deaths are now linked to the potentially defective airbags.

Takata’s expansion of their previous recalls has increased the number of vehicles affected, and currently include approximately 19 million vehicles in the United States. On June 17, 2015, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) verified that Vehicle Identification Numbers for vehicles made by the 12 automakers involved were available, and that owners could now search on NHTSA’s and manufacturers’ VIN look-up tools to determine if their vehicles are affected. NHTSA maintains an updated list of all makes and models affected by the 44 Takata recalls to-date.

On November 3, NHTSA issued an order to Takata imposing the largest civil penalty in NHTSA’s history on the air bag manufacturer for its violations of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, among other things. Also on November 3, NHTSA issued an order to Takata and the affected vehicle manufacturers to accelerate recall repairs. NHTSA is coordinating with Takata and automakers to uphold its commitment to ensure that motorists receive information as soon as it is available. NHTSA will continue to provide real-time updates for all news and information related with this recall.

NHTSA has organized and prioritized the replacement of the defective air bag inflators to ensure that defective inflators are replaced with safe ones as quickly as possible, addressing the highest risks first. View the priority groups here.

NHTSA has released the full list of vehicles (by model year, make and model) affected by the Takata air bag recalls. Consumers can also use NHTSA’s VIN look-up tool to see if their Vehicle Identification Number matches one of the approximately 19 million vehicles from 12 auto manufacturers involved in the recall.

2000 328i
2001-2006 M3
2002-2003 M5
2000 323i
2002-2006 325Ci
2002-2006 330Ci
2002-2003 325iT
2002-2003 325XiT
2001-2006 325i
2001-2005 325Xi
2001-2006 330i
2001-2005 330Xi
2002-2003 525i
2002-2003 530i
2002-2003 540i
2003 X5 3.0i
2003 X5 4.4i

FCA (Chrysler):
2007-2008 Chrysler Aspen
2005-2010 Chrysler 300
2005-2010 Chrysler 300C
2005-2010 Chrysler SRT8
2008-2010 Dodge Challenger
2006-2010 Dodge Charger
2005-2011 Dodge Dakota
2004-2008 Dodge Durango
2005-2008 Dodge Magnum
2003-2009 Dodge Ram 1500
2003-2009 Dodge Ram 2500
2003-2009 Dodge Ram 3500
2008-2010 Dodge Ram 4500
2008-2010 Dodge Ram 5500

Daimler Trucks North America:
2008-2009 Sterling Bullet 4500
2008-2009 Sterling Bullet 5500

Daimler Vans USA LLC:
2007-2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500
2007-2008 Dodge Sprinter 3500
2007-2008 Freightliner Sprinter 2500
2007-2008 Freightliner Sprinter 3500

2004-2006 Ranger
2005-2006 GT
2005-2014 Mustang

General Motors (GM):
2007-2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
2007-2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
2007-2008 GMC Sierra 2500
2007-2008 GMC Sierra 3500
2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe
2005 Saab 9-2x

2001-2007 Accord
2001-2005 Civic
2003-2005 Civic Hybrid
2001-2004 Civic CNG
2002-2006 CR-V
2003-2011 Element
2002-2004 Odyssey
2003-2008 Pilot
2006 Ridgeline
2003 Acura CL
2002-2003 Acura TL
2003-2006 Acura MDX
2005 Acura RL

2004-2006 B-Series Truck
2003-2008 Mazda6
2006-2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed6
2004-2005 MPV
2004-2008 RX-8
2004-2006 Lancer
2004-2006 Lancer Evolution
2004 Lancer Sportback
2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider

2001-2003 Nissan Maxima
2002-2006 Nissan Sentra
2002-2004 Nissan Pathfinder
2001 Infiniti I30
2003-2005 Infiniti FX35
2003-2005 Infiniti FX45
2002-2004 Infiniti I35
2006 Infiniti M35
2006 Infiniti M45
2002-2003 Infiniti QX4

2003-2005 Baja
2004-2005 Impreza
2003-2008 Legacy
2003-2008 Outback

2003-2007 Corolla
2003-2007 Corolla Matrix
2004-2005 Rav4
2002-2007 Sequoia
2003-2006 Tundra
2002-2007 Lexus SC

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