Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
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More Vehicles Added to Takata Airbag Recall

More Vehicles Added to Takata Airbag Recall

Roughly 37 million vehicles equipped with 50 million defective Takata air bags are under recall, according to the NHTSA website.

The ongoing recall of cars with faulty Takata airbag inflators is already the largest in American history, but it just got even bigger. Between Subaru, Tesla, B-M-W, Volkswagen, Daimler vans, Mercedes, and Ferrari it's for more than 1.7 million vehicles.

This recall covers both driver- and passenger-side front airbag inflators, and is part of the effort by NHTSA and automakers to space out the replacement of Takata airbag inflators based on the risk to drivers and passengers. World-wide at least twenty-three people have died so far and hundreds more injured. Mercedes is recalling 288,779 vehicles from model years 2010 to 2017. Volkswagen contributed 119,394 cars to the recall, including some Audi-badged models, while BMW noted 266,044 cars made between from 2000 to 2004 and 2007 to 2015 are part of the latest campaign. Tesla is recalling 68,763 Model S vehicles from 2014 to 2016 and Ferrari is recalling 11,176 vehicles of various models ranging from 2014 to 2018 model years.

The recalls also include 159,689 vehicles from Daimler Vans spanning model years 2015 to 2017. The last wave of recalls is expected to be announced early in 2020.

For a complete list of recalled vehicles, check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recall page.

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