In mid-October, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is issuing an urgent plea to 4.7 million people to get their airbags replaced.
What Is the Problem with the Recalled Airbags?
The NHTSA worries that if people do not replace their defective airbags, they might be seriously injured or killed. KXAN says the inflator mechanism can rupture, which can cause metal fragments to fly out and hit front seat passengers. This issue can only occur in the event of a crash that deploys the airbags.
Takata Corporation is the manufacturer of the defective airbags. For two years, automakers have issued recalls for them. The NHTSA is warning those car owners with the faulty airbags to act immediately.
Worldwide, automakers have recalled 12 million vehicles with the problem. The manufacturers with the defective airbags include:
- General Motors (GM)
How Can I Find Out If My Vehicle is Being Recalled for the Airbags?
Safety advocates believe the airbag recalls could affect 20 million vehicles in the United States. The NHTSA recommends vehicle owners check if their car is under a recall notice for the faulty airbags. By visiting this link and entering in your vehicle’s VIN, you will be able to see if your vehicle has any recall notices on it.
Did You Know? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), if there is a safety recall, your manufacturer will notify you by sending you a letter in the mail.
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