Wednesday, 24 July, 2019

Automakers recall 1.7 million cars with fatal airbags

Automakers recall 1.7 million cars with fatal airbags Largest series of automotive recalls in U.S. made Friday because of faulty air bags
Ginger Lawrence | 10 February, 2019, 19:54

Tesla, Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes, Subaru, Volkswagen, and Daimler Vans are recalling about 1.7 million vehicles to replace the potentially deadly airbag inflators made by Takata.

Those vehicles are part of the largest and most complex automotive recall in US history, covering 50 million airbag inflators in 37 million vehicles from 19 manufacturers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Six automakers from the United States and overseas have added 1.7 million cars to the roster of vehicles that need to be recalled to fix a potentially deadly defect. Almost two dozen people have died worldwide and hundreds more injured. Mercedes is calling back 288,779 cars from model years 2010 to 2017. The last wave of recalls is expected to be announced early in 2020.

BMW: 266,044 vehicles from model years 2000-04.

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Volkswagen/Audi: 119,394 vehicles from model years 2015-17.

Numerous recalls are limited to specific geographic regions in the U.S. Owners can check to see if their vehicles have been recalled by going to https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and keying in a 17-digit vehicle identification number.

Daimler's van division, Tesla, and Ferrari recalled 159,689, 68,763, and 11,176 cars, respectively.

Be sure to check if your vehicle is included in the recall!