Takata Airbag Recall Adds Another 3.3M Vehicles
The world’s largest automotive recall in history just got even bigger.
The already-massive Takata airbag recall is now adding another 3.3 million vehicles to start off 2018. The latest recall affects certain 2009, 2010, and 2013 model year vehicles from numerous automakers: Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Tesla, and Toyota. According to the Detroit Free Press, automakers will provide specific models in paperwork that will be filed later this month with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
At least 20 people have been killed worldwide as a result of the faulty Takata airbag inflators, and more than 180 have been injured. A total of 19 different automakers have recalled up to 69 million inflators in 42 million vehicles as part of the Takata airbag recall.
[Source: Detroit Free Press]
Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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