To date, 120 million vehicles with Takata airbags have been recalled from 14 different car makers in what NHTSA is saying is “the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history.” The Takata airbags were primarily installed in vehicles beginning in 2002 and can deploy explosively, injuring or even killing drivers or passengers. The issue is the airbag’s inflator, a metal cartridge loaded with propellant wafers, which, in some cases have exploded forcefully causing metal shrapnel to be deployed into the front seat causing destruction, injury and death.
A Jacksonville woman injured by the defective Takata airbags died recently, less than two years after a car crash left her a quadriplegic.
With more cars being added to the recall, please be sure to use NHTSA’s online VIN-lookup tool to see if your vehicle is affected.
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