Largest Airbag Recall Ever Threatens to Kill People Who Don’t Click on this Link
According to the Department of Transportation, Takata, the largest airbag manufacturer in the world, blew it.
At the insistence of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Takata has determined that a defect exists in some of its air bag inflators. Takata has agreed to a national recall of certain types of frontal driver and passenger side air bag inflators used in vehicles manufactured by BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota. These inflators were made with a propellant that can degrade over time and has led to ruptures that have been blamed for six deaths worldwide. The action expands the number of vehicles to be recalled for defective Takata inflators to nearly 34 million.
Of course, it will take several weeks for auto manufacturers to compile all the VIN numbers of the affected vehicles. To check your cars number (it’s on your title and often along the bottom of your windshield) to see if your car is under recall, go to Safecar.gov.