According to documents posted Thursday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the most recent expanded recall affects vehicles manufactured by the following automakers: Ford, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Daimler Vans, Toyota, Tesla, BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Mazda, Subaru, Jaguar-Land Rover, McLaren and Volkswagen and Honda.
Last month, Takata recalled an additional 3.3 million faulty airbag inflators as it once again expanded the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. The latest models named are being recalled for the same reason, NHTSA said.
The problem is that Takata airbags are loaded with propellant wafers that can ignite with explosive — and sometimes deadly — force. To date, there have been at least 21 deaths and nearly 200 injuries linked to the issue worldwide.
The U.S. recalls are being phased in over the next 3 years and will be managed by the NHTSA, the agency said. Older models and those in states with high humidity and temperatures are getting priority.
To see if your vehicle is being recalled, click here and enter your 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN). It can be found on your registration and is stamped on the driver’s side dashboard.
Automakers and the government say the recall repairs should be done as soon as possible.
Source: CBS Detroit