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NHTSA calls for national recall of defective Takata driver-side air bags


November 18: The decison to call for a national recall of vehicles with certain Takata-made driver’s side frontal air bags is based on the agency's evaluation of a recent driver’s side air bag failure in a vehicle outside the current regional recall area, and its relationship to five previous driver’s side air bag ruptures. Unless Takata and the involved manufacturers quickly agree to this recall, NHTSA will use its full statutory powers to ensure vehicles that use the same or similar air bag inflator are recalled. Details | Information for vehicle owners on the Takata recalls
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Vehicle Owners with Defective Airbags Urged to Take Immediate Action


October 22: NHTSA urges owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags. The message comes with urgency, especially for owners of vehicles affected by the regional recalls in the following areas: Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Virgin Islands and Hawaii. Details & List of Affected Vehicles
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NHTSA Unveils New, Free, Online Search Tool for Recalls Using Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Has your recalled car been repaired? Your VIN can quickly tell you!

NHTSA unveils new, free, online search tool using your Vehicle Identification Number to find out if a recalled vehicle still needs to be fixed. Details | Try the lookup tool!

Advanced frontal air bags: Knowing the facts can save your life

Advanced frontal air bags: Know the facts

Today's advanced frontal air bags, which first came out in some 2004 models, are better able to protect drivers and front seat passengers by using sophisticated sensing systems to determine whether, when and how much to deploy. Read More  

NHTSA introduces Car Seat Finder to help parents choose the right seat

NHTSA introduces Car Seat Finder tool

The Car Seat Finder is an easy-to-use tool that lets you do just that. Simply enter your child's birth date, weight and height, and you'll get car seat type results that fit your child, based on our recommendations. Find the right seat | News release

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