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Total of 7.8 million vehicles with faulty Takata airbags says NHTSA

Total of 7.8 million vehicles with faulty Takata airbags says NHTSA image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: | posted October 22, 2014 14:01

Brands affected by the recall include BMW, General Motors, Honda and Toyota as such

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that 7.8 million vehicles in the USA are equipped with faulty Takata airbags. Areas affected by the airbag recall include Florida, Puerto Rico, limited areas near the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Virgin Islands and Hawaii.

"Responding to these recalls, whether old or new, is essential to personal safety and it will help aid our ongoing investigation into Takata airbags and what appears to be a problem related to extended exposure to consistently high humidity and temperatures. However, we’re leaving no stone unturned in our aggressive pursuit to track down the full geographic scope of this issue," said NHTSA Deputy Administrator David Friedman.

Clients that have already been informed by their respective manufacturers' are advised to set their arrangements immediately in order to replace the defective part. Consumers that are not sure if their vehicles are part of the recall can have it checked out by logging on to the manufacturer's website and entering the car's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in order to find out if it is a part of the recall.

Below is the list of affected cars compiled by NHTSA as of October 20, 2014. Please note that the figures are subject to change and adjustment because some cars might be counted more than once. NHTSA also stated that customers should their check VIN from time to time should their cars be added to the list of defective units.

BMW: 627,615 units potentially affected

2000 – 2005 3 Series Sedan
2000 – 2006 3 Series Coupe
2000 – 2005 3 Series Sports Wagon
2000 – 2006 3 Series Convertible
2001 – 2006 M3 Coupe
2001 – 2006 M3 Convertible

Chrysler: 371,309 units potentially affected

(No models indicated)

Ford: 58,669 units potentially affected

2004 – Ranger
2005 – 2006 GT
2005 – 2007 Mustang

General Motors: undetermined units

2003 – 2005 Pontiac Vibe
2005 – Saab 9-2X

Honda: 5,051,364 units potentially affected

2001 – 2007 Honda Accord)
2001 – 2002 Honda Accord
2001 – 2005 Honda Civic
2002 – 2006 Honda CR-V
2003 – 2011 Honda Element
2002 – 2004 Honda Odyssey
2003 – 2007 Honda Pilot
2006 – Honda Ridgeline
2003 – 2006 Acura MDX
2002 – 2003 Acura TL/CL
2005 – Acura RL

Nissan: 694,626 units potentially affected

2001 – 2003 Nissan Maxima
2001 – 2003 Nissan Pathfinder
2002 – 2003 Nissan Sentra
2001 – 2003 Infiniti I30/I35
2002 – 2003 Infiniti QX4
2003 – Infiniti FX

Mazda: 64,872 units potentially affected

2003 – 2007 Mazda6
2006 – 2007 MazdaSpeed6
2004 – 2008 Mazda RX-8
2004 – 2005 MPV
2004 – B-Series Truck

Mitsubishi: 11,985 units potentially affected

2004 – 2005 Lancer
2006 – 2007 Raider

Subaru: 17,516 units potentially affected

2003 – 2005 Baja
2003 – 2005 Legacy
2003 – 2005 Outback
2003 – 2005 Baja
2004 – 2005 Impreza

Toyota: 877,000 units potentially affected

2002 – 2005 Lexus SC
2002 – 2005 Toyota Corolla
2003 – 2005 Toyota Corolla Matrix
2002 – 2005 Toyota Sequoia
2003 – 2005 Toyota Tundra