The following vehicles were added this week to the massive recall of defective Takata airbags:
The announcement yesterday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the massive expansion of the Takata airbag recall has hundreds of thousands of car owners racing to the website to check whether their vehicles are affected by the largest consumer product recall in U.S. history. NHTSA is warning visitors to its site that it may take several days to gather and input all of the VINs associated with this recall. If you experience difficulty on the NHTSA website, try searching on your manufacturer's website as well:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced today that Japanese supplier, Takata, will expand its recall of defective airbag inflators to include nearly 34 million vehicles, making it one of the largest recalls of any consumer product in United States history (via CNN).
NHTSA is currently investigating exploding Takata airbags that have injured and killed numerous people over the past several years. Many of the known injuries and deaths involve Honda (and Acura) vehicles, several of which were 2001 and 2002 model year vehicles. Honda Civic and Honda Accord are two of the most frequently involved vehicles thus far.