Recall – Takata Doubles Scope of U.S. Recall for Airbags

SUMMARY:

Takata Corporation has agreed to double the scope of its recall to approximately 34 million vehicles, which might qualify as the largest U.S. vehicle recall in history. The recall was previously limited to certain territories that had what Takata considered to be high risk atmospheric conditions and high humidity. The recall expansion now includes all states and 11 auto manufacturers.

Takata air bag inflators were not sealed properly, allowing moisture to seep in to the propellant casing. Moisture damages the propellant and can lead to an inflator exploding with too much force, shooting shrapnel inside the vehicle. This is why the areas of high humidity are higher risk.

CHECK YOUR VEHICLE:
To find out if your vehicle is affected by the recall, please visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website, click here, choose your vehicle make, then enter your vehicle’s identification number (VIN).

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