Monday, May 25, 2015

Total Recall: Takata Airbags

Was you car affected by the Takata airbag recall?  

The airbags, made by major parts supplier Takata, were installed in cars from model year 2002 through 2008. Some of those airbags could deploy explosively, injuring or even killing car occupants.

Punch your VIN into NHTSA’s online VIN-lookup tool.   

http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Owners/vin-lookup-sites

If your vehicle is affected, the site will tell you so. NHTSA also has a list of vehicles available for a quick review, and the manufacturers have ownership sections of their websites for such information.

Consumer Reports states that waits for the replacement airbags could take weeks or months due to the number of vehicles affected.  

Inform yourself.