Takata Airbag Recall: Updated List of Affected Vehicles


*A 17-year-old died on a Texas highway last month after a minor automobile accident, one that local police said she should have walked away from.

Instead, Huma Hanif died within a matter of seconds as the Takata airbag inflator inside the steering wheel of her 2002 Honda Civic exploded, launching shrapnel at her from mere feet away. A piece of metal cut her neck causing her to bleed to death shortly after the low-speed collision.

Hanif is the 11th person to die from injuries suffered as a result of a defective Takata airbag. Hundreds more around the world have been injured by the exploding inflators.

The deaths have spurred millions of airbag recalls worldwide, including 24 million vehicles containing 28 million potentially lethal inflators in the U.S. So far, less than 8 million airbags have been replaced, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.*

Thanks for posting this information here.

Some people may not even be aware of it.

What happened to this young woman is just horrible. :frowning:

I was shocked when I heard about it this morning.

One of our cars is affected and they don’t have a clue when the replacement airbag will be available.

I’m really very sorry to hear that, lax. :frowning:

I hope that you can get the replacement for it soon.

I checked, and I don’t think that ours is affected. This is such a major recall, though. It’s such a shame. :frowning:

I was notified several times by the manufacturer of my car of the problem. So far only the passenger side has been replaced. I am scheduled for driver side replacement sometime this month when the product arrives. I think my manufacturer has done a good job of notifying owners.

I’m sorry mary, that I didn’t clarify what I meant.

I meant just in general.

I always think that it’s good to know about recalls.

You never know when someone you know might be buying something that could be part of a recall, and just may not be aware of something. They might have moved, etc.

We’ve always received notice whenever one of our cars was part of a recall so that it could be fixed, too.

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