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    Fatal airbag ruptures

    Reading my print version of the Times this am I ran across an excellent article on fatal airbag ruptures…surprised to see the models that may still be of risk…know many are not driving 13-15 year old vehicles, but maybe your college age kids are, etc.

    Main article...

    A Cheaper Airbag, and Takata’s Road to a Deadly Crisis (link) New York Times

    Informative sidebar…

    Which automakers are affected? (link)

    The Takata airbag recall involves the following manufacturers:

    General Motors
    Jaguar/Land Rover

    Which models are most at risk?
    Regulators are urging drivers of the older recalled Honda or Acura models listed below to stop driving their vehicles and have them fixed immediately because they are most at risk of rupturing during airbag deployment.

    They are:

    2001-2 Honda Civic
    2001-2 Honda Accord
    2002-3 Acura TL
    2002 Honda CR-V
    2002 Honda Odyssey
    2003 Acura CL
    2003 Honda Pilot

    You can do a recall search by VIN on the website (run by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
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    My recall notice came today for my Toyota. But it isn't a Takata airbag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GESince1958 View Post
    My recall notice came today for my Toyota. But it isn't a Takata airbag.
    Toyota, Acura owners...might want to check again...

    Toyota adds 543,000 vehicles to Takata air bag recalls in U.S. (link)

    "Toyota Motor Corp. says it is recalling another 543,000 vehicles in the U.S. for defective front passenger air bag inflators made by Japan’s Takata Corp. Takata is at the center of a massive recall of inflators that can explode in a crash, spewing metal shrapnel inside vehicles.

    Toyota said Friday that the recall includes various models of sedans and SUVs made between 2006-2012. Among those recalled are the 2008-2009 Scion xB; 2009 and 2012 Corolla and Corolla Matrix, 2007-2009 and 2012 Toyota Yaris, 2012 4Runner and Sienna and various versions of Lexus made between 2006-2012."

    Has your Takata air bag been recalled? (link)
    "Honda is recalling another 772,000 vehicles in the U.S. because of faulty airbags made by the Japanese company Takata. Among the models recalled are the 2005-2006 Acura MDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2006-2011 Honda Civic, 2007-2012 Honda Fit and 2010-2012 Honda Insight.

    The recall also covers the 2009-2012 Acura TSX, 2011-2012 Acura TSX Wagon, 2010-2012 Acura ZDX, 2010-2012 Honda Crosstour, 2005-2011 Honda CR-V, 2005-2011 Honda Element, 2012 Honda FCX Clarity, 2005-2012 Honda Pilot and 2006-2012 Honda Ridgeline."

    Resources to check if your vehicle is under recall

    NHTSA recommends people enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) at this website:

    NHTSA has set up a website dedicated to the Takata recalls:

    Go can also search by VIN here:

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    This story just keeps inflating.... now covers 5.7 million vehicles involving 19 automakers, affecting 69 million inflators and 42 million vehicles.

    Thirteen automakers are recalling more than 652,000 vehicles in the U.S. in the latest round of dangerous Takata air bag inflator recalls (link)

    Here are the models included in the latest round:

    AUDI: 2009 A4 Cabriolet, S4 Cabriolet, A6 Avant, A6 Sedan and S6 Sedan; 2005-2008 A4 Avant, A4 Sedan, A6 Sedan, S4 Avant and S4 Sedan; 2007-2008 A4 Cabriolet, RS4 Sedan, S4 Cabriolet and S6 Sedan; 2006-2008 A6 Avant; 2008 RS4 Cabriolet.

    NISSAN: 2012 Versa hatchback; 2009-2010 Infiniti M35 and M45, 2009 Nissan Versa; 2005-2008 Infiniti FX35 and FX45, 2006-2010 Infiniti M35 and M45, and 2007-2008 Nissan Versa.

    JAGUAR-LAND ROVER: 2012 Jaguar XF, 2009 Jaguar XF, 2007-2009 and 2012 Range Rover.

    SUBARU: 2005-2006 Baja, 2009 Forester, Legacy and Outback and 2006-2011 Impreza. Also 2006 to 2012 Tribeca; 2009-2012 Forester, Legacy, Outback, and 2012 WRX.

    TESLA: 2012 Model S

    MITSUBISHI: 2012 and 2014 i-MiEV electric vehicles.

    BMW: 2012 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6 M. 2009 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i, and X5 M. 2008-2009 X6 xDrive 35i, X6 xDrive50i, X6 M, and 2009 X5 xDrive35d. 2007-2008 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i and X5 M, and 2008 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6 M.

    FERRARI: 2012 California, 458 Italia, 458 Spider, and FF.

    MERCEDES-BENZ: 2012 C300 4Matic, C250, C250 Coupe, C350, C350 Coupe 4Matic, C350 Coupe, C63 AMG, C63 AMG Coupe, E350 Coupe 4Matic, E350 Cabrio, E350 Coupe, E550 Cabrio, E550 Coupe, GLK350 4Matic, GLK350, SLS AMG Cabrio, and SLS AMG Coupe. 2009 C300 4Matic, C300, C350 and C63 AMG. 2008 C300 4Matic, C300, and C350.

    MAZDA: 2007-2009 B-Series trucks, 2012 CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6, 2009 CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6, 2007-2008 CX-7 and CX-9, 2009 RX-8, 2005-2006 MPV and 2005-2008 RX-8.

    MCLAREN: 2012 MP4-12C.

    KARMA: 2012 Fisker Karma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliché View Post
    This story just keeps inflating.....
    I see what you did there. I guess Clam has to take his 2006 Subaru Baja in for a new airbag. I'm sure Mercedes will pick up GE Fan's C63 AMG...

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