Monday, June 22, 2015

Smart Safety: Airbag Recall Lookup

Last month, Takata announced a national recall of certain types of driver and passenger side air bag inflators. These inflators were made with a propellant that can degrade over time and has led to ruptures that have been blamed for seven deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide. This recall involves 11 different vehicle makes and roughly 34 million vehicles. That’s millions of people who urgently need to know what steps they should take in order to protect themselves and their loved ones. You can find the full list of makes affected by the Takata recall on the Recalls Spotlight page from the NHTSA.
Even iff they’re not under the Takata recall, there may be other open recalls that pertain to their vehicles. Every recall is a serious safety matter, and should always be addressed as soon as possible.
Another great tool is their new video, Understanding Vehicle Recalls. The video explains what to expect if a car is recalled and what to do next. Registering for recall updates on vehicle, tires, or car seats can also keep consumers notified about recalls that matter to them.
The NHTSA VIN Lookup Tool now has all of the Takata affected VINs loaded for searching.
Don’t forget to follow NHTSA’s new handle for all recall updates, NHTSArecalls.
If you're interested in vehicle safety to join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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