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NHTSA Issues Faulty Airbag Warning For Nearly 8 Million Vehicles

Nov 05, 2014

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a recall for nearly 8 million vehicles that may be affected by potentially defective airbags produced by Takata Corporation. It has been reported that the defective airbags could spray shrapnel at occupants, which has been linked to four deaths and resulted in several lawsuits. NHTSA’s recall impacts nearly 8 million vehicles and urges owners of certain BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota vehicles to replace installed air bags as soon as possible. For a list of recalled vehicle models with potentially defective Takata airbags visit’s recent recall statement stated that owners should “act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags,” adding there should be particular urgency in areas of high humidity such as Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.Dealers that service the impacted vehicles are encouraged to communicate with their manufacturer(s) to ensure they have the appropriate replacement parts to address vehicles brought into their service departments in response to the recall.