Takata Airbag Recall
Takata, a major Japanese auto part supplier, has recalled about 7.8 million vehicles, made by 10 different auto makers due to its airbags.
In a crash, the airbag inflator canister is exploding so fast it can send metal shards flying. This is linked to 4 fatalities and over 100 injuries.
More Information About The Takata Recall
Takata Corporation has yet to find the cause of the airbag ruptures but they believe humidity, temperature and life of the product are factors.
As of right now, places including the Gulf States, South California, Georgia and South Carolina are first on the priority list for getting replacement airbags. If you live in the north, you may need to wait. If that’s the case, plan ahead by carpooling, using a different vehicle, or public transportation.
As of December 3, 2014, Honda has now declared a nationwide recall, no longer making the southern states the main priority. If you have a Honda that is on the list below, contact your car dealership immediately.
Acura: 2002–2003 CL and TL; 2003–2006 MDX; 2005 RL
BMW: 2000–2005 3-series sedan and wagon; 2000–2006 3-series coupe and convertible; 2001–2006 M3 coupe and convertible
Chrysler: 2005–2008 Chrysler 300; 2007–2008 Aspen
Dodge/Ram: 2003–2008 Dodge Ram 1500; 2005–2008 Ram 2500, Dakota, and Durango; 2006–2008 Ram 3500 and 4500; 2008 Ram 5500
Ford: 2004 Ranger; 2005–2006 GT; 2005–2007 Mustang
Honda: 2001–2007 Accord; 2001–2005 Civic; 2002–2006 CR-V; 2002–2004 Odyssey; 2003–2011 Element; 2003–2007 Pilot; 2006 Ridgeline
Infiniti: 2001–2004 Infiniti I30/I35; 2002–2003 Infiniti QX4; 2003–2005 Infiniti FX35/FX45; 2006 Infiniti M35/M45
Lexus: 2002–2005 SC430
Mazda: 2003–2007 Mazda 6; 2006–2007 Mazdaspeed 6; 2004–2008 Mazda RX-8; 2004–2005 MPV; 2004 B-series
Mitsubishi: 2004–2005 Lancer; 2006–2007 Raider
Nissan: 2001–2003 Maxima; 2001–2004 Pathfinder; 2002–2006 Nissan Sentra
Pontiac: 2003–2005 Vibe
Saab: 2005 9-2X
Subaru: 2003–2005 Baja, Legacy, Outback; 2004–2005 Impreza, Impreza WRX, Impreza WRX STI
Toyota: 2002–2005 Toyota Corolla and Sequoia; 2003–2005 Matrix, Tundra
Go to www.Safercar.gov and put in your car Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Your VIN can be found on your car, insurance card or registration card. You’ll then be able to see if your car is on the recall list and if it’s being recalled for the driver or passenger airbag.
*If your passenger airbag is being recalled you can still drive the vehicle, just don’t have anyone sit in the passenger seat.
Let Us Help
Airbags are supposed to be saving lives, not threatening them.
We believe this is completely unacceptable.
If you or a loved one has been injured by Takata airbags, we encourage you to call Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP at 1800LAW1010 (1.800.529.1010).