Why Should Car Owners Take Action on Defective Airbags?

November 3, 2014

About 7.8 million vehicles are under a recall for dangerous defective airbags. This defect can result in serious injury or death for front seat passengers, because the airbags can eject metal shards at a person during deployment.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a consumer advisory in late October, urging car owners to take action on getting these airbags replaced.

What Vehicles Have the Defective Airbags?   

Below are the current makes and models that are under the airbag recall:

  • BMW
    • 2000-2006 3 Series Sedan/Coupe/Sports Wagon/Convertible
    • 2001-2006 M3 Coupe/Convertible
  • Chrysler
    • 2003 – 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
    • 2005 – 2008 Dodge Ram 2500
    • 2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 3500
    • 2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 4500
    • 2008 Dodge Ram 5500
    • 2005 – 2008 Dodge Durango
    • 2005 – 2008 Dodge Dakota
    • 2005 – 2008 Chrysler 300
    • 2007 – 2008 Chrysler Aspen
  • Ford
    • 2004 – Ranger
    • 2005 – 2006 GT
    • 2005 – 2007 Mustang
  • General Motors
    • 2003 – 2005 Pontiac Vibe
    • 2005 – Saab 9-2X
  • Honda:
    • 2001 – 2007 Honda Accord
    • 2001 – 2005 Honda Civic
    • 2002 – 2006 Honda CR-V
    • 2003 – 2011 Honda Element
    • 2002 – 2004 Honda Odyssey
    • 2003 – 2007 Honda Pilot
    • 2006 – Honda Ridgeline
    • 2003 – 2006 Acura MDX
    • 2002 – 2003 Acura TL/CL
    • 2005 – Acura RL
  • Mazda
    • 2003 – 2007 Mazda6
    • 2006 – 2007 MazdaSpeed6
    • 2004 – 2008 Mazda RX-8
    • 2004 – 2005 MPV
    • 2004 – B-Series Truck
  • Mitsubishi
    • 2004 – 2005 Lancer
    • 2006 – 2007 Raider
  • Nissan
    • 2001 – 2003 Nissan Maxima
    • 2001 – 2004 Nissan Pathfinder
    • 2002 – 2004 Nissan Sentra
    • 2001 – 2004 Infiniti I30/I35
    • 2002 – 2003 Infiniti QX4
    • 2003 – 2005 Infiniti FX35/FX45
  • Subaru
    • 2003 – 2005 Baja
    • 2003 – 2005 Legacy
    • 2003 – 2005 Outback
    • 2004 – 2005 Impreza
  • Toyota
    • 2002 – 2005 Lexus SC
    • 2002 – 2005 Toyota Corolla
    • 2003 – 2005 Toyota Corolla Matrix
    • 2002 – 2005 Toyota Sequoia
    • 2003 – 2005 Toyota Tundra

It should be noted that the NHTSA is updating the list of affected vehicles. If you do not see your vehicle on this list, it may still be under the airbag recall. To check and see if you are under the recall, visit the safercar.gov website to search by your vehicle’s VIN.

Source: http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/Vehicle-owners-with-defective-airbags-urged-to-take-immediate-action

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