Takata continues to face lawsuits involving people who were seriously injured or killed when their car airbag exploded and shot off pieces of metal shrapnel.
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UPDATE: In Last of Scheduled Recalls, Takata Recalls 10 Million Replacement Airbag Inflators in U.S.
In January 2020, Takata issued a final recall for 10 million replacement airbag inflators that were issued in the early stages of the airbag recalls as a temporary fix while they developed a permanent airbag replacement.
What is the Problem?
Takata airbag inflators contain an explosive chemical called ammonium nitrate. The airbags are a serious safety hazard because they can explode too forcefully, burst apart their metal canister, and shoot off deadly pieces of metal.
How Many People Have Been Injured?
Takata’s exploding airbags have been linked to 25 deaths and 290 injuries worldwide. Over 41 million vehicles in the U.S. have been recalled due to defective Takata airbags, according to the NHTSA, making it the largest and most complex auto-safety recall in history.
What is the Problem?
Takata airbag inflators contain a dangerous chemical called ammonium nitrate. This chemical is used as a cheap fertilizer, but it is also used to make bombs. Unfortunately, Takata did not mix the ammonium nitrate with another chemical to keep it dry and stable.
Over time, ammonium nitrate destabilizes when it is exposed to high heat and humidity in a vehicle. This causes it to burn too fast and explode apart the metal canister when the airbag goes off, spraying deadly pieces of metal shrapnel that can kill or injure passengers.
Was My Airbag Recalled?
Check if your vehicle was recalled by visiting the NHTSA Takata airbag recall website and entering your 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN).
List of Highest-Risk Vehicles with Takata Airbags
Vehicles with “Alpha” airbags are 50% more likely to explode and cause serious injuries or deaths in a car accident, even after minor fender-benders. These vehicles need to be repaired immediately.
Do not drive these vehicles with Takata airbags unless you are going straight to a dealer to have them repaired immediately:
- 2006 Mazda B-Series (Mazda Advises Do Not Drive)
- 2006 Ford Ranger (Ford Advises Do Not Drive)
- 2001-2002 Honda Civic
- 2001-2002 Honda Accord
- 2002-2003 Acura TL
- 2002 Honda CR-V
- 2002 Honda Odyssey
- 2003 Acura CL
- 2003 Honda Pilot
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