Takata Recalls Air Bags
Updated: Mar 25
Tens of millions vehicle air bags, known as Takata air bags, have been recalled due to a serious safety defect. In the event that the air bags deploy, sharp metal fragments can explode from the air bag toward vehicle passengers. Takata air bags can become more dangerous over time, especially in areas with high heat and humidity.
This defect has claimed the lives of at least 18 drivers in the United States, and caused nearly 300 injuries to drivers and passengers—including lacerations to the face, neck, arms and chest, vision loss, and hearing impairment. Presently, there are still thousands of vehicles with unrepaired Takata air bags that are owned by individuals residing on reservations and surrounding areas. Often, these air bags are in vehicles for which the vehicle manufacturer may not have accurate information to contact vehicle owners. Raising awareness about this urgent air bag safety recall may help save a life. Recalled Takata air bags were installed in BMW, Daimler Vans, Daimler Trucks, FCA, Ferrari, Fisker, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, McLaren, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, and Volkswagen vehicles.
To learn more about the air bag recall, click on the image below to download the Takata Recall fact sheet.