June 5, 2017
Takata, one of the world’s largest airbag manufacturers, is settling for $1 billion after pleading guilty to knowingly distributing faulty airbags. Millions of vehicles contain these dangerous airbags. Even the most minor fender bender can cause the airbag to misfire, and fire shrapnel into the car’s cabin and at the driver or passengers. To this day, Takata airbags have been linked to at least 17 deaths worldwide.
Look through this list of affected vehicles to see if your model is affected, or look up your VIN to see if your vehicle has any specific recalls. Taking just 3 seconds to look through the list may save you and your passenger’s lives!