Takata is recalling an additional 4.3 million faulty air bag inflators as it expands the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. The phased recalls began in May 2016 stemming from previous Takata air bag incidents, and will continue through December 2019. The latest recalls cover frontal air bags in certain 2009, 2010 and 2013 vehicles made by Honda, Toyota, Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Tesla. Automakers will provide specific models in paperwork that will be filed later this month with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Notices of the expanded recalls were posted on the agency’s website.
NHTSA maintains a list of vehicles affected and guidance on steps to take if a car is affected. To find out if a vehicle is on the recall list for defective Takata air bags, visit NHTSA website. All defective Takata air bags are under recall and will be replaced for free. NHTSA has an online lookup tool where drivers can enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to determine if any safety or recall issues affect your vehicle. The full list of vehicles affected by the air bag recall, broken down by manufacturer, is also available on the NHTSA website, www.nhtsa.gov.