Takata Recall Spotlight

Overview

Tens of millions of vehicles with Takata air bags are under recall. Long-term exposure to high heat and humidity can cause these air bags to explode when deployed. Such explosions have caused injuries and deaths. NHTSA urges vehicle owners to take a few simple steps to protect themselves and others from this very serious threat to safety.

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Overview

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Roughly 37 million vehicles equipped with 50 million defective Takata air bags are under recall because these air bags can explode when deployed, causing serious injury or even death. All vehicle owners should:

  • Check for Recalls using your vehicle identification number (VIN).
  • Get the Fix by calling your local dealer; it will be repaired for free.
  • Sign Up for Recall Alerts about any future recall affecting your vehicle.
    What's Wrong With Your Air Bag?

    Consumers should also be aware of two critically important details about this recall:

    1. The Danger of “Alpha” Air Bags: Certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles, 2006 Ford Ranger, and Mazda B-Series trucks are at a far higher risk for an air bag explosion that could injure or kill vehicle occupants. These are referred to as “Alpha” air bags. These vehicles can and should be repaired immediately. Do not drive these vehicles with Takata air bags unless you are going straight to a dealer to have them repaired immediately.
    2. Additional Vehicles Will Be Recalled: Additional air bags are scheduled to be recalled by December 2019, bringing the total number of affected air bags to around 65-70 million. These vehicles do not currently appear affected by this recall using a VIN search. Sign up for Recall Alerts and make sure the address on your registration is current to be sure you’re notified of this or any other future recall.

    Contact Your Manufacturer

    If you would like to contact the manufacturers directly, you can find phone and web-based contact information here.

    Find Out More

    Takata “Alpha” Air Bags Pose Increased Risk - Get Your Alpha Air Bag Inflator Fixed Now

    NHTSA: The State of Takata Recalls - November 17, 2017

    Find Out If Your Air Bag Is Under Recall - Consumer Fact Sheet (PDF, 109.66 KB)

    Takata Air Bag Inflator Testing

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    Stay Informed.

    Know if there is a safety problem with your vehicles, air bags, tires or car seat, and how to get it fixed.

    For Consumers

    FAQs

    If your vehicle is currently under recall, you should have received a notice in the mail from your vehicle’s manufacturer. If you haven’t received a notice but are concerned your vehicle may be included, use NHTSA’s Recalls Look-up Tool to check. To get future notices if your vehicle is recalled, sign up for e-mail alerts at NHTSA.gov/alerts. To see the full list of affected vehicles and their assigned Priority Group for having repair parts available, check the list in Annex A.

    NHTSA also recommends that you use the VIN Look-up Tool at least twice a year to see if your vehicle is under any safety recall. Please note that vehicles that have not yet been recalled, but are scheduled to be recalled in the future under NHTSA’s Consent Order with Takata, will not be searchable until they are actually recalled – this is an example of why it is so important to check for recalls twice each year.

    Every recall is serious because it means there is a safety problem with your vehicle, so contact your dealer as soon as possible to get the recall repair FOR FREE.

    If a dealer refuses to repair your vehicle as described in the recall letter, you should notify the manufacturer immediately. You can also file a complaint with NHTSA. Provide as many details as possible, including the name of the dealership and any personnel involved.

    No. It is much more likely that your air bag will perform properly and protect you in a crash than cause harm. An air bag that is purposely disabled has a 100-percent chance of failing to provide any protection in a crash.

    Ford and Mazda are advising some owners of MY 2006 Rangers and B-Series trucks not to drive. If you own one of these vehicles, contact your dealer IMMEDIATELY. Ford and Mazda will provide towing and loaner vehicles for affected vehicle owners. Some vehicle manufacturers have advised vehicle owners to not allow anyone to sit in the front passenger seat until a repair is completed and, if that is the case for your vehicle, you should follow those instructions. If you feel uncomfortable continuing to drive your vehicle before it is repaired, you should contact your dealer to see if they will provide a loaner until the repair is completed. Dealers and manufacturers are not required to provide you a loaner car, but it’s a good idea to ask. Vehicles equipped with air bags, including air bags that are under recall, save lives and reduce injuries. The vast majority of Takata air bags will perform as expected.

    If you drive certain 2001-2003 Honda or Acura vehicles, you should contact Honda at 844-758-9245 or a dealer IMMEDIATELY to schedule the FREE REPAIR and ONLY drive the vehicle to the dealership for this repair before driving anywhere else.

    A small number of manufacturers are replacing older Takata air bags with newly manufactured versions of these same Takata parts. Even though these “interim” or “like for like” replacements will eventually need to be replaced as well, you should still have this repair performed if it is offered to you. This is because an older air bag is more likely to explode than a newer version of the same air bag. Replacing the older air bag with a newer version reduces the safety risk in your vehicle until a final replacement air bag can be produced and installed. All owners who receive an interim replacement air bag will still be provided a free, final repair and should be sure to have that done as well.

    Yes, that is correct. Repairs are prioritized to reduce risk. If you received an interim replacement air bag, your risk has been reduced. A vehicle that has yet to receive any replacement air bag is now a higher priority to be repaired. But it is still better to receive the interim replacement air bag now to reduce your immediate risk, and you will still be entitled to a free, final repair. All vehicles with interim replacement air bags are scheduled to be recalled for the final repair no later than December 31, 2019. It is an inconvenience to have your vehicle serviced twice and to wait for a final repair. But rejecting an interim replacement air bag is not worth the continued higher risk of injury or even death to you, your family, and your friends while waiting for the final repair.

    NHTSA prioritized Takata air bag repairs to ensure that vehicles with air bags that pose the highest threat to safety are able to be fixed first, while also working to ensure that parts are available to repair every affected vehicle as quickly as possible.

    Testing, field experience, and research show that older air bags in vehicles with prolonged exposure to hot and humid environments pose a much greater risk of exploding.

    Based on the best available data, NHTSA ordered vehicle manufacturers to get replacement air bags for older vehicles first, since those air bags are most likely to have had long-term exposure to hot and humid conditions.

    Regardless of these circumstances, every defective air bag must be—and will be—replaced. We ask for your understanding while the air bags that pose a higher risk to their vehicles’ drivers and passengers are replaced first.

    The data collected and examined by NHTSA shows that long-term exposure to combined high heat and humidity creates the risk that a Takata air bag will explode. A vehicle that “winters” in a hot and humid location does not experience the same continuous periods of heat and humidity as a vehicle that has been driven in these conditions year-round for many years.

    The current list of affected vehicles, by priority group, for all 19 of the affected manufacturers is available here (PDF 668 KB). If you have any questions or concerns, contact your manufacturer directly.

    NHTSA has confirmed that 15 people in the United States have been killed when their defective Takata PSAN air bag inflators exploded. In addition, at least 250 people in the United States have allegedly been injured by exploding Takata air bag inflators.

    These numbers will continue to change as the recalls expand to include more vehicles. Currently, approximately 37 million vehicles are under recall for defective Takata air bag inflators. But approximately 50 million defective Takata air bag inflators have been recalled. The number of recalled air bag inflators does not match the number of recalled vehicles because some vehicles have both driver-side and passenger-side air bag inflators that are under recall.

    NHTSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation tasked with vehicle safety on our public roads, including oversight of automakers’ and suppliers’ compliance with safety standards and with safety recall requirements for both defects and non-compliances. In the Takata air bag recalls, NHTSA ordered the automakers to accelerate their repair programs to fix all affected vehicles as quickly as possible. This included phasing and prioritizing when the replacement parts are required to be available to consumers. Phasing and prioritizing repair parts is important since it was not possible for all of the replacement parts to be available right away and some vehicles were at much higher risk of a dangerous air bag explosion than others.

    NHTSA does not conduct recalls. The vehicle manufacturers issue and conduct recalls and report to NHTSA on how the recalls are going.

    Among other things, in the Takata air bag recalls, NHTSA has:

    • Investigated Takata’s PSAN air bag inflators and successfully pressured Takata to recall the tens of millions of defective air bag inflators it sold.
    • Communicated with the vehicle manufacturers about the safety of their vehicles, appropriate prioritization of the vehicles, replacement-parts availability and timing, and the safety of the replacement parts being used.
    • Engaged in ongoing outreach with the vehicle manufacturers about the adequacy of the replacement program, each vehicle manufacturer’s efforts to encourage vehicle owners to bring vehicles in for repairs, communications strategies, and completion rates.
    • Communicated with the replacement parts suppliers to ensure that (1) the vehicle manufacturers were making adequate efforts to obtain replacement parts, and (2) the suppliers had sufficient production capacity to build enough replacement parts to meet the deadlines NHTSA has established.
    • Coordinated closely with the Independent Monitor for Takata and the Coordinated Remedy to conduct data analysis of recall repair programs, assess innovative outreach and repair techniques including door-to-door canvassing, and monitor and assess each vehicle manufacturer’s efforts to repair vehicles within the timelines NHTSA established. The Independent Monitor engages in extensive outreach with the vehicle manufacturers to assist them in implementing effective repair programs and, to that end, has provided several “Recommendations” documents on specific topics intended to aid the vehicle manufacturers in improving recall completion rates.
    • Conducted all routine recall oversight activities including review of first-class mail owner notification letters, review and monitoring of recall filings and related documents, and coordination with the vehicle manufacturers for changes in recall campaigns (including amendments, consolidations, and other administrative issues related to each recall).

    There are several mailings that have been sent to consumers in the Takata bankruptcy case and the class action lawsuits. These notices are not part of the recall efforts and NHTSA does not have any control over the notices. However, if you received one of these mailings, you probably own, or previously owned, a vehicle that has been or is scheduled to be recalled because of the defective air bag inflator.

    These legal notices do not impact your ability to obtain a free recall repair. You do not need to take any further action to obtain a recall repair other than contacting your dealer to set up a repair appointment once parts are available. Your vehicle manufacturer is required to send you a letter letting you know when parts are available.

    Please note that although the bankruptcy notice tells consumers to contact a dealer for a free repair, repair parts are not currently available for all vehicles.

    If you have already received a letter from your vehicle manufacturer indicating parts are available for your vehicle, you should immediately contact your dealer to schedule a free repair.

    If you have not yet received a letter from your vehicle manufacturer indicating repair parts are available for your vehicle, before calling your dealer, first look up your VIN to see if your vehicle is under recall. If your vehicle is under recall, check NHTSA’s Priority Group list to find the Priority Group your vehicle is in. Unless an extension has been granted, vehicle manufacturers are required to have repair parts available for each Priority Group on the following schedule:

    • Priority Group - Sufficient Supply & Remedy Launch Deadlines
    • Priority Group 1 - March 31, 2016
    • Priority Group 2 - September 30, 2016
    • Priority Group 3 - December 31, 2016
    • Priority Group 4 - March 31, 2017
    • Priority Group 5 - June 30, 2017
    • Priority Group 6 - September 30, 2017
    • Priority Group 7 - December 31, 2017
    • Priority Group 8 - March 31, 2018
    • Priority Group 9 - June 30, 2018
    • Priority Group 10 - March 31, 2019
    • Priority Group 11 - March 31, 2020
    • Priority Group 12 - September 30, 2020

    If you need help figuring out when your vehicle manufacturer is required to have parts available to fix your vehicle, call the NHTSA hotline at 888-327-4236. NHTSA does not have any information for the public about the bankruptcy proceedings.

    Separately, several vehicle manufacturers have sent, or will be sending, notices to their vehicle owners in the class action cases. Whether or not your vehicle is impacted by the class action has no impact on your right to obtain a free recall repair. Information on these class action settlements can be found at www.autoairbagsettlement.com. NHTSA is not involved in the class action cases and does not have any information for the public.

    For Consumers

    Vehicles Affected

    Click on the make of your vehicle to find out if it is currently included in the Takata recalls.

    NOTE: This list is subject to change and does not guarantee that any specific vehicle is or is not included in any of the Takata recalls. Vehicle owners are urged to use NHTSA’s Recalls Lookup Tool to check their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for any open recalls, including Takata recalls.

    2003 Acura 3.2CL

    2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL

    2013-2016 Acura ILX

    2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid

    2003-2006 Acura MDX

    2007-2016 Acura RDX

    2005-2012 Acura RL

    2009-2014 Acura TL

    2009-2014 Acura TSX

    2010-2013 Acura ZDX

    2006-2013 Audi A3

    2005-2008 Audi A4 Avant

    2007-2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet

    2005-2008 Audi A4 Sedan

    2010-2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet

    2006-2011 Audi A6 Avant

    2005-2011 Audi A6 Sedan

    2009-2012 Audi Q5

    2017 Audi R8

    2008 Audi RS 4 Cabriolet

    2007-2008 Audi RS 4 Sedan

    2005-2008 Audi S4 Avant

    2007-2009 Audi S4 Cabriolet

    2005-2008 Audi S4 Sedan

    2010-2012 Audi S5 Cabriolet

    2007-2011 Audi S6 Sedan

    2016-2017 Audi TT

    2008-2013 BMW 1 Series

    2000-2013 BMW 3 Series

    2001-2003 BMW 5 Series

    2013-2015 BMW X1

    2007-2010 BMW X3

    2001-2003 BMW X5

    2007-2013 BMW X5

    2008-2014 BMW X6

    2010-2011 BMW X6 Hybrid

    2007-2014 Cadillac Escalade

    2007-2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV

    2007-2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT

    2007-2013 Chevrolet Avalanche

    2007-2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD

    2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado LD

    2007-2014 Chevrolet Suburban

    2007-2014 Chevrolet Tahoe

    2005-2015 Chrysler 300

    2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen

    2007-2008 Chrysler Crossfire

    2007-2009 Dodge Sprinter

    2007-2017 Freightliner Sprinter

    2010-2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

    2008-2014 Dodge Challenger

    2006-2015 Dodge Charger

    2005-2011 Dodge Dakota

    2004-2009 Dodge Durango

    2005-2008 Dodge Magnum

    2003-2008 Dodge Ram 1500/2500/3500 Pickup

    2005-2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup

    2007-2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Cab Chassis

    2006-2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup

    2008-2010 Dodge Ram 4500/5500 Cab Chassis

    2010-2015 Ferrari 458 Italia

    2014-2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale

    2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale A

    2012-2015 Ferrari 458 Spider

    2016-2017 Ferrari 488 GTB

    2016-2017 Ferrari 488 Spider

    2009-2014 Ferrari California

    2015-2017 Ferrari California T

    2013-2017 Ferrari F12

    2016-2017 Ferrari F12 tdf

    2016 Ferrari F60

    2012-2016 Ferrari FF

    2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso

    2012 Fisker Karma

    2007-2010 Ford Edge

    2006-2012 Ford Fusion

    2005-2006 Ford GT

    2005-2014 Ford Mustang

    2004-2011 Ford Ranger

    2007-2014 GMC Sierra HD

    2007-2013 GMC Sierra LD

    2007-2014 GMC Yukon

    2007-2014 GMC Yukon XL

    2001-2012 Honda Accord

    2001-2011 Honda Civic

    2003-2011 Honda Civic Hybrid

    2001-2011 Honda Civic NGV

    2010-2015 Honda Crosstour

    2002-2011 Honda CR-V

    2011-2015 Honda CR-Z

    2003-2011 Honda Element

    2010-2014 Honda FCX Clarity

    2007-2013 Honda Fit

    2013-2014 Honda Fit EV

    2010-2014 Honda Insight

    2002-2004 Honda Odyssey

    2003-2015 Honda Pilot

    2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline

    2003-2008 Infiniti FX

    2001 Infiniti I30

    2002-2004 Infiniti I35

    2006-2010 Infiniti M

    2002-2003 Infiniti QX4

    2009-2015 Jaguar XF

    2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler

    2007-2012 Land Rover Range Rover

    2007-2012 Lexus ES350

    2010-2017 Lexus GX460

    2006-2013 Lexus IS250/350

    2010-2015 Lexus IS250C/350C

    2008-2014 Lexus IS F

    2012 Lexus LFA

    2002-2010 Lexus SC430

    2007-2010 Lincoln MKX

    2006-2012 Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ

    2004-2009 Mazda B-Series

    2007-2012 Mazda CX-7

    2007-2015 Mazda CX-9

    2003-2015 Mazda6

    2006-2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed6

    2004-2006 Mazda MPV

    2004-2011 Mazda RX-8

    2016-2017 McLaren 570

    2015-2016 McLaren 650S

    2016 McLaren 675LT

    2012-2014 McLaren MP4-12C

    2011 McLaren P1TM

    2013-2015 McLaren P1TM

    2005-2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    2010-2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    2011-2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio

    2010-2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

    2009-2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

    2010-2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

    2009-2011 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class

    2009-2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

    2007-2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

    2011-2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class

    2006-2011 Mercury Milan

    2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

    2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

    2016-2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

    2004-2007 Mitsubishi Lancer

    2004-2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

    2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

    2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider

    2001-2003 Nissan Maxima

    2002-2004 Nissan Pathfinder

    2002-2006 Nissan Sentra

    2007-2012 Nissan Versa

    2003-2010 Pontiac Vibe

    2005-2006 Saab 9-2x

    2006-2011 Saab 9-3

    2006-2009 Saab 9-5

    2008-2009 Saturn Astra

    2008-2015 Scion XB

    2003-2006 Subaru Baja

    2009-2013 Subaru Forester

    2004-2011 Subaru Impreza (Including WRX/STI)

    2003-2014 Subaru Legacy

    2003-2014 Subaru Outback

    2006-2014 Subaru Tribeca

    2012-2014 Subaru WRX/STI

    2012-2016 Tesla Model S

    2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner

    2003-2013 Toyota Corolla

    2003-2013 Toyota Corolla Matrix

    2004-2005 Toyota Rav4

    2002-2007 Toyota Sequoia

    2011-2014 Toyota Sienna

    2003-2006 Toyota Tundra

    2006-2011 Toyota Yaris (Hatch Back)

    2007-2012 Toyota Yaris (Sedan)

    2009-2017 Volkswagen CC

    2010-2014 Volkswagen Eos

    2010-2014 Volkswagen Golf

    2013 Volkswagen Golf R

    2009-2013 Volkswagen GTI

    2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat

    2006-2010 Volkswagen Passat Sedan

    2006-2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon

    2017-2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

    For Consumers

    Schedule of Recalls

    After consultation with the affected vehicle manufacturers and Takata, NHTSA prioritized the recall of Takata air bag inflators based on the risk of injury or death to vehicle occupants. As the chart below shows, recalls are phased by the location and age of the vehicles. This schedule is designed to ensure that vehicles that pose the greatest risk are fixed immediately while others are replaced before they may become dangerous. The phased recalls began in May 2016 and will continue through December 2019.

    Takata Defect Filing DateZone A VehiclesZone B VehiclesZone C Vehicles
     
    May 16, 2016MY 2011 & OlderMY 2008 & OlderMY 2004 & Older
    December 31, 2016MY 2012 & OlderMY 2009 & OlderMY 2008 & Older
    December 31, 2017MY 2013 & OlderMY 2010 & OlderMY 2009 & Older
    December 31, 2018All remaining vehiclesAll remaining vehiclesAll remaining vehicles
    December 31, 2019All like-for-like replacement partsAll like-for-like replacement partsAll like-for-like replacement parts
    Schedule for Recalls

    Recall Zones Based on Temperature & Humidity

    Zone A: Hot & Humid

    Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands

    Zone B: Less Hot & Humid

    Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia

    Zone C: Least Hot & Humid

    Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

    Any vehicle recall is serious and affects safety. All vehicle owners should:

    • Check for recalls at least twice a year using the Recalls Lookup Tool.
    • Sign up for Recall Alerts to be informed of any future recall. If your vehicle is recalled you should be contacted by the manufacturer. Signing up for Recall Alerts is a good backup plan, particularly if you purchased your vehicle used.
    • Make sure that your vehicle’s registration includes your correct, current address so that your vehicle manufacturer can reach you if your vehicle is recalled for any reason.
    NHTSA In Action

    Timeline of NHTSA Actions

    January 2018

    Takata’s 3rd (of 5) Pursuant to the recall filing schedule in the Amended Consent Order, Takata files a scheduled defect notice (3 of 5), expanding the population of defective inflators. The affected vehicle manufacturers also file defect notices for their affected vehicles. With this expansion, a total of approximately 50 million inflators have been recalled in approximately 37 million vehicles in the United States.

    July 2017

    Based on new Takata test data, obtained pursuant to NHTSA’s Consent Order, Takata files a defect notice recalling—for the first time—inflators that contain a drying agent, or “desiccant” (the PSDI-5 desiccated inflator made with calcium sulfate desiccant). Approximately 3 million Ford, Mazda, and Nissan vehicles contain the inflator.

    This expansion does not recall all desiccated inflators. Takata used several propellant-desiccant combinations in their PSAN inflators and, at this time, only one combination in this particular inflator variant (the PSDI-5 desiccated inflator with calcium sulfate) shows the problem that causes air bags to explode.

    Nissan files a defect notice for all of its affected vehicles (approximately 515,000). Ford and Mazda each file defect notices for all of their respective affected vehicles. Both Ford’s and Mazda’s defect notices also include a notice of intent to file a Petition for Inconsequentiality. Under NHTSA regulations, the companies have 30 days to file their respective petitions.

    As of July 2017, explosions of Takata inflators have been tied to 13 deaths and more than 200 alleged injuries in the United States. See the Takata Recalls FAQs for the most current death and injury information.

    January 2017

    Pursuant to the recall filing schedule in the Amended Consent Order, Takata files a scheduled defect notice (2 of 5), expanding the population of defective inflators. The affected vehicle manufacturers also file defect notices for their affected vehicles. With this expansion, a total of approximately 46 million inflators have been recalled in approximately 34 million vehicles in the United States.

    December 2016

    NHTSA issues an Amended Coordinated Remedy Order incorporating the seven additional vehicle manufacturers affected by the Takata recalls, further prioritizing remedy launch and completion deadlines to reduce the risk of explosion, and refining the vehicle manufacturers’ obligations for carrying out the recalls. The Coordinated Remedy Program now includes all 19 vehicle manufacturers affected in the United States, and prioritizes vehicles into 12 priority groups. Each priority group is assigned a date by which manufacturers are to launch a remedy program, and all remedy programs are set to launch no later than September 30, 2020, as follows:

    • Priority Group - Sufficient Supply & Remedy Launch Deadlines
    • Priority Group 1 - March 31, 2016
    • Priority Group 2 - September 30, 2016
    • Priority Group 3 - December 31, 2016
    • Priority Group 4 - March 31, 2017
    • Priority Group 5 - June 30, 2017
    • Priority Group 6 - September 30, 2017
    • Priority Group 7 - December 31, 2017
    • Priority Group 8 - March 31, 2018
    • Priority Group 9 - June 30, 2018
    • Priority Group 10 - March 31, 2019
    • Priority Group 11 - March 31, 2020
    • Priority Group 12 - September 30, 2020

    August 2016

    NHTSA conducts a 5-day bus tour across four southern States (in the high-risk “High Absolute Humidity” region) to raise awareness about various vehicle safety issues and to conduct free Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) checks alerting the public to vehicle recalls for the Takata air bag inflators and other safety recalls. More information on NHTSA’s bus tour can be found here.

    May 2016

    NHTSA issues an Amended Consent Order to Takata that expands and further accelerates the recall of Takata air bag inflators following NHTSA’s confirmation of the root cause behind the inflators’ propensity to explode. As of May 4, 2016, explosions of Takata inflators have been tied to 10 deaths and more than 100 injuries in the United States. (See the Takata Recalls FAQs for the most current death and injury information.)

    Under the Amended Consent Order, Takata is required to make a series of safety defect decisions that will support vehicle manufacturer recall campaigns of an additional estimated 35–40 million inflators, adding to the approximately 28.8 million inflators previously recalled. These scheduled recall expansions are planned to take place in phases between May 2016 and December 2019. The expansions mean that all Takata driver and passenger frontal air bag inflators made with phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant, and without a chemical drying agent, or “desiccant,” will be recalled.

    In the following weeks, Takata files the first scheduled defect notice under the Amended Consent Order, and the affected vehicle manufacturers recall affected vehicles.

    February 12, 2016

    BMW, Daimler Vans (including Sprinter Vans labeled Mercedes-Benz, Dodge and Freightliner), Ford, Honda (including Acura), Mazda, Mercedes-Benz (including Chrysler), and Volkswagen (including Audi) expand their Takata recalls to include vehicles equipped with driver-side air bag inflators that Takata declared defective. On January 22, NHTSA alerted consumers that these expansions were imminent.

    January 2016

    On January 22, NHTSA announces new developments about defective Takata air bag inflators that will lead to additional vehicle recalls. Sadly, the agency also announced the ninth confirmed U.S. fatality caused by the explosion of a Takata air bag inflator, and the tenth worldwide. The incident involved a 2006 Ford Ranger that was involved in a crash in South Carolina in late December 2015. Based on this incident, Takata declared certain SDI driver-side inflators to be defective, Recall 16E-006. In addition, NHTSA announced that Takata had declared certain PSDI-5 inflators defective, after the explosion during testing of four of those inflators that were recovered during a Toyota recall, Recall 16E-005. The agency estimates that these expanded recalls will affect roughly 5 million vehicles, and that vehicles made by Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Saab, and Volkswagen will be affected. NHTSA’s list of affected vehicle makes, models and model years is updated when NHTSA receives the information from affected automakers.

    December 23, 2015

    NHTSA announces that the pace of recall completion is accelerating rapidly for vehicles with defective Takata air bags. In the 2-week period ending December 4, just over 950,000 vehicles were repaired. To help oversee future progress, NHTSA selects John D. Buretta, a partner at the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore to serve as the Takata monitor. Mr. Buretta will be responsible for assisting the agency in providing important oversight of both the Coordinated Remedy Program and of Takata’s compliance with consent orders.

    "NHTSA has selected John D. Buretta, partner of the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore and former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice Criminal Division, to serve as independent monitor in the Takata recalls. Mr. Buretta was selected from a group of outstanding applicants, and he and his team bring tremendous experience in complex corporate investigations. They will play a significant role in helping oversee Takata’s compliance with its obligations under NHTSA enforcement orders, and in implementing the Coordinated Remedy Program to accelerate and prioritize the largest, most complex consumer safety effort in U.S. history." – Mark Rosekind, NHTSA Administrator

    The news comes as three automakers revise and expand their Takata passenger inflator recalls to include additional vehicle model years, or additional vehicles and/or inflators from model years affected by existing recalls (for driver-side air bag recalls). The expansions are the result of recent Takata ballistic testing data. Consumers are urged to check their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for open recalls and to contact their local dealer to schedule repairs.

    Sadly, the agency also announces the eighth U.S. fatality caused by the explosion of a Takata air bag inflator, and the ninth worldwide. Although yet to be confirmed by the manufacturer, the incident involved a model year 2001 vehicle that spent most of it service life in the high absolute humidity (HAH) region and had been under recall for many years. The fatality was the result of a driver air bag explosion, as has been the case for all known fatalities to date.

    Vehicles affected by revised passenger recalls:

    • 2005–2008 Mazda Mazda6
    • 2002–2004 Honda CR-V
    • 2005–2008 Subaru Legacy and Outback

    November 16, 2015

    NHTSA Seeks Applicants for Takata Monitorship

    NHTSA publicly invites applications from qualified persons to serve as the independent monitor (the "Monitor") under the terms of the November 3, 2015, Consent Order between NHTSA and TK Holdings Inc. and the terms of the November 3, 2015, Coordinated Remedy Order issued by NHTSA. The duties and responsibilities of the Monitor are set forth in the Consent Order and Coordinated Remedy Order. To be considered for the position, applicants must submit all required documentation no later than November 30, 2015.

    November 3, 2015

    To protect the American public from certain defective air bag inflators supplied by Takata, NHTSA issues the Coordinated Remedy Order, requiring all 12 vehicle manufacturers affected (at that time) to accelerate recall repairs and prioritize vehicles to reduce the risk of explosion. Completion deadlines for fixing the 19 million vehicles under recall will begin in 2017 and end in 2019. Under a NHTSA Consent Order, Takata agrees to Federal oversight for the next 5 years, to phase out the use of the propellant (phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate, or PSAN) believed to be related to the air bag inflator explosions, and to pay record civil penalties up to $200 million. NHTSA also holds a press conference to enhance public awareness of the Takata air bag inflator recalls. Additional information and a video of the announcement is available here.


    October 30, 2015

    Based on the latest information from vehicle manufacturers, NHTSA updates the list of vehicles (by model year, make and model) affected by the Takata air bag recalls. Consumers can use their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to see if their vehicle is one of the approximately 19 million vehicles from 12 auto manufacturers involved in the recall as of this date. See the Takata Recalls FAQs for the most current information on the number of vehicles affected.

    October 23, 2015

    Public Information Meeting: The Coordinated Remedy Proceeding on Recalled Takata Inflators

    On Thursday, October 22, 2015, NHTSA holds a public information meeting on the Takata air bag inflator recalls and the Coordinated Remedy Program Proceeding. During the meeting, NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind and representatives from NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Division update the public on the safety risks associated with certain Takata air bag inflators, steps the Federal government and the auto industry are taking to address those risks, challenges to repairing vehicles quickly, and measures the public can take to protect themselves. Administrator Rosekind makes clear that NHTSA’s goal is a safe air bag in every vehicle in the United States, and urges everyone to use NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to determine if their vehicle is included in the Takata air bag inflator recalls or any other safety recall. Further, NHTSA continues to consider steps that could accelerate repairs and ensure that the inflators that present the greatest safety risk get replaced first. A decision on next steps is planned to be announced later next month. A video of the meeting, as well as the presentations given and additional information at the links below:

    October 19, 2015

    Public Information Meeting: The Coordinated Remedy Proceeding on Recalled Takata Inflators

    NHTSA reminds interested persons that a public information meeting on Takata air bag inflator recalls and the Coordinated Remedy Program Proceeding will take place Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 10 a.m. EST. During the meeting, NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind and representatives from NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Division will update the public on the safety risks associated with certain Takata air bag inflators, steps the Federal government and the auto industry are taking to address those risks, and measures the public can take to protect themselves. Event material, including a video of the webcast, videos from the presentation, the meeting agenda, and FAQs about the recalled inflators, are available here:


    September 16, 2015

    NHTSA updates the list of vehicles (by model year, make and model) affected by the Takata air bag recalls based on information provided by the affected vehicle manufacturers. Consumers can also use their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to see if their vehicle is one of the approximately 19 million vehicles from 12 auto manufacturers involved in the recall as of this date. See the Takata Recalls FAQs for the most current information on the number of vehicles affected.

    September 10, 2015

    NHTSA Issues Notice of Public Information Meeting on Takata Recall Proceedings

    NHTSA announces that it will hold a public information meeting on Thursday, October 22, 2015, regarding the coordinated remedy program proceedings and Takata air bag recalls. The meeting will cover possible actions that could aid in prioritizing, organizing, and phasing the multiple recalls to remedy defective Takata air bag inflators. Full details of the meeting are available here.

    "Millions of Americans are affected by Takata-related recalls, and this meeting will be an opportunity to provide the information we’ve gathered since launching the coordinated remedy proceeding in May. Helping the public understand the risks involved, what NHTSA and the auto industry are doing to address them, and how affected vehicle owners can take action to protect themselves and their families is an essential element in removing defective air bags from our roads and upholding public safety." - Mark Rosekind, NHTSA Administrator

    September 1, 2015

    NHTSA continues to study the possible establishment of a Coordinated Remedy Program to address defective Takata air bag inflators and ensure that all affected vehicles have safe air bags as quickly as possible. NHTSA has consulted with all 12 currently affected vehicle manufacturers, other vehicle manufacturers with suspect Takata air bag inflator parts in their vehicles, as well as numerous air bag suppliers, to gather information on inflator supply, risk factors, and the biggest obstacles to replacing defective inflators. NHTSA intends to hold an event in the fall to allow public discussion of these efforts, and may issue a Coordinated Remedy Program plan that would ensure that the greatest safety risks are addressed first and that every defective inflator is replaced with a safe one as soon as possible. NHTSA’s current estimate of the number of defective inflators installed in U.S. vehicles is approximately 23.4 million, somewhat lower than earlier estimates of more than 30 million. This revised estimate is based on the most recent and accurate information provided by the affected automakers, and includes approximately 4 million vehicles that have already been repaired. Approximately 4 million vehicles have defective inflators in both driver- and passenger-side air bags.

    NHTSA announces that it has also completed its own initial testing of Takata inflators, designed as a check on the validity of test results from Takata and other sources. Preliminary results are broadly consistent with data from Takata, including Takata’s findings on the risk associated with vehicles from high-humidity geographic areas.

    NHTSA further announces that it is investigating the recent explosion of a Takata-made seat-mounted side air bag, as well as failures of side air bag inflators in testing. NHTSA is assessing information on this issue and will take whatever actions are necessary to protect public safety. NHTSA is continuing its investigation into possible violations of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act involving defective Takata inflators. Investigating potential violations of law, and holding manufacturers accountable for such violations, is an essential tool in NHTSA’s mission to protect American consumers from defective products. If NHTSA determines there are violations of the Safety Act, the agency will use its enforcement tools to ensure accountability.


    August 11, 2015

    As required under the May 18 Consent Order, Takata provides NHTSA with proposed plans for testing and reporting on the safety of the defect remedy and service life of parts, and for maximizing recall completion rates.


    July 13, 2015

    Takata Air Bag Recall FAQs Now Available in Spanish.

    In an effort to increase awareness about the Takata air bag recalls process, NHTSA makes its Takata Frequently Asked Questions available in Spanish.

    July 10, 2015

    Additional Fiat Chrysler Vehicles Affected by Takata Recall Expansion

    NHTSA receives a list from Fiat Chrysler containing an additional 88,346 vehicles with defective driver-side Takata air bag inflators. NHTSA urges consumers to follow up with the manufacturer to get interim guidance if their vehicle is affected by this recall since Fiat Chrysler was not immediately able to provide the Vehicle Identification Number information for the vehicles. In May, NHTSA had received a list of vehicles from Fiat Chrysler that are affected by the recent expansion of the Takata air bag recalls. Two recall reports (Recall 15V-313 for driver-side air bags and Recall 15V-312 for passenger-side air bags) were issued.

    • Recall 15V-444 for defective front driver-side air bag inflators includes 2008-2010 model years Dodge Challenger

    June 25, 2015

    Mazda Vehicles with Driver-side Air Bags Affected by Recall Expansion

    On June 4, 2015, NHTSA receives from Mazda a list of vehicles affected by the recent expansion of the Takata air bag recalls. Mazda recalls those vehicles so an interim air bag inflator can be installed as a temporary measure. On June 17, 2015, NHTSA receives a finalized recall report (Recall 15V-382) which covers the same vehicles for the final remedy, when it becomes available. Owners should have the interim remedy performed on their vehicle as soon as possible. The vehicle identification numbers (VINs) included in these recalls are available on NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool or the manufacturer’s VIN look-up page. If your vehicle is affected by this recall, follow up with the manufacturer to get interim guidance.

    Recall 15V-382 for defective front driver-side air bag inflators includes:

    • 2003-2008 model years Mazda 6
    • 2004-2008 model years Mazda RX-8
    • 2006-2007 model years Mazdaspeed 6

    June 22, 2015

    NHTSA Releases List of All Makes and Models Affected by Takata Air Bag Recalls

    NHTSA releases the full list of vehicles (by model year, make and model) affected by the Takata air bag recalls. Consumers can also use their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in NHTSA’s VIN Look-Up tool to see if their vehicle is one of the estimated 32 million vehicles from 12 auto manufacturers involved in the recall as of this date. See the Takata Recalls FAQs for the most current information on the number of vehicles affected.

    June 17, 2015

    All VINs of affected vehicles currently under recall are now searchable using NHTSA’s Look-up Tool

    Consumers can use their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to see if their vehicle is one of the more than 32 million vehicles from 12 auto manufacturers involved in the recall as of this date. (See the Takata Recalls FAQs for the most current information on the number of vehicles affected.) "As this recall progresses, NHTSA will organize and prioritize the replacement of the defective air bag inflators to ensure that defective inflators are replaced with safe ones as quickly as possible," said NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind. Read the news release page.

     

    Toyota Expands List of Vehicles Affected by Recall Expansion

    NHTSA highlights receipt of two updated lists from Toyota for vehicles that are affected by the recent Takata air bag recalls expansion.

    On May 13, 2015, Toyota notified NHTSA that it is recalling certain model year 2004 Sequoia vehicles manufactured August 18, 2003, to August 19, 2004, and 2003–2004 Tundra vehicles manufactured March 18, 2003, to August 25, 2004. On June 16, 2015, Toyota expanded Recall 15V-285 to include an additional 1,270,468 vehicles. The vehicle identification numbers (VINs) included in these recalls are available on NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool or the manufacturer’s VIN look-up page. If your vehicle is affected by this recall, follow up with the manufacturer to get interim guidance.

    Recall 15V-285 for defective front passenger-side air bag inflators includes:

    • 2004 model year Sequoia (manufactured August 18, 2003, to August 19, 2004)
    • 2003–2004 model years Tundra (manufactured March 18, 2003, to August 25, 2004)
    • 2002–2003 model years Sequoia
    • 2005–2007 model years Sequoia
    • 2005–2006 model years Tundra
    • 2003–2007 model years Corolla
    • 2003–2007 model years Corolla Matrix
    • 2003–2007 model years Pontiac Vibe
    • 2002–2007 model years Lexus SC vehicles

    On May 13, 2015, Toyota notifies NHTSA that it is recalling certain model year 2005–2007 Lexus SC, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sequoia, and Pontiac Vibe, and 2005–2006 Toyota Tundra vehicles that were originally sold, or ever registered, in Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa (i.e., high absolute humidity States). On June 16, 2015, Toyota expands Recall 15V-286 to include an additional 769,055 vehicles. The vehicle identification numbers (VINs) included in these recalls are available on NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool or the manufacturer’s VIN look-up page. If your vehicle is affected by this recall, follow up with the manufacturer to get interim guidance.

    Recall 15V-286 for defective front passenger-side air bag inflators includes:

    • 2002–2004 model years Lexus SC
    • 2002–2004 model years Sequoia
    • 2003–2004 model years Corolla Matrix
    • 2003–2004 model years Corolla
    • 2003–2004 model years Pontiac Vibe
    • 2003–2004 model years Tundra
    • Vehicles covered by the May 13, 2015, notification in parts of Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas that were not previously included.

    June 15, 2015

    Honda Vehicles with Passenger-side Air Bags Affected by Recall Expansion

    NHTSA receives from Honda its list of vehicles affected by the recent expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recalls. The vehicle identification numbers (VINs) included in these recalls are not immediately available on NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool or the manufacturer’s website, but NHTSA will continue to provide updates as this information becomes available. If your vehicle is affected by this recall, follow up with the manufacturer to get interim guidance.

    Recall 15V-370 for defective front passenger-side air bag inflators includes:

    • 2003–2007 model years Honda Accord L4
    • 2001–2005 model years Honda Civic

    June 12, 2015

    Daimler Vans USA (DVUSA) Vehicles with Passenger-side Air Bags Affected by Recall Expansion

    NHTSA highlights receiving from DVUSA the list of its vehicles affected by the recent expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recalls. The vehicle identification numbers (VINs) included in these recalls are not immediately available on NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool or the manufacturer’s website, but NHTSA will continue to provide updates as this information becomes available. If your vehicle is affected by this recall, follow up with the manufacturer to get interim guidance.

    Recall 15V-354 for defective frontal passenger-side air bag inflators includes:

    • 2007–2008 model years Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500
    • 2006–2008 model years Dodge Sprinter 2500 and 3500

    June 10, 2015

    Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) Vehicles with Driver-side Air Bags Affected by Recall Expansion

    NHTSA highlights receiving from DTNA its list of vehicles affected by the recent expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recalls. Because these vehicles are not considered light passenger vehicles, the vehicle identification numbers (VINs) included in this recall will not be available on NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool or the manufacturer’s website. If your vehicle is affected by this recall, follow up with the manufacturer to get interim guidance.

    Recall 15V-361 for defective front driver-side air bag inflators includes:

    • 2008–2009 model years Sterling Bullet 4500/5500 Chassis Cab (Sterling-Badged Dodge Ram)

    June 5, 2015

    NHTSA Issues Coordinated Remedy Notice

    As part of its ongoing effort to provide national-level leadership, NHTSA announces the opening of proceedings to facilitate the prioritization, organization, and phasing of the replacement of defective air bag inflators to ensure that defective inflators are replaced with safe ones as quickly as possible, addressing the highest risk vehicles first. Information on NHTSA’s potential actions, background on the situation, and issues the agency is considering regarding the proceedings can be found in the Federal Register notice and in the public docket NHTSA-2015-0055.

    June 4, 2015

    Mazda Vehicles Affected by Recall Expansion (Driver- and Passenger-sides affected in certain models)

    NHTSA highlights receiving from Mazda its list of vehicles affected by the recent expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recalls. The vehicle identification numbers (VINs) included in these recalls are not immediately available on NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool or the manufacturer’s website, but NHTSA will continue to provide updates as this information becomes available. If your vehicle is affected by this recall, follow up with the manufacturer to get interim guidance.

    Recall 15V-346 for defective front passenger-side air bag inflators includes:

    • 2004–2006 model years Mazda B-Series Pickup

    Recall 15V-345 for defective front driver-side air bag inflators includes:

    • 2003–2008 model years Mazda 6
    • 2004–2008 model years Mazda RX-8
    • 2006–2007 model years Mazdaspeed 6

    June 3, 2015

    Honda Vehicles Affected by Recall Expansion

    NHTSA highlights receiving from Honda its list of vehicles affected by the recent expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recalls. The vehicle identification numbers (VINs) included in these recalls are not immediately available on NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool or the manufacturer’s website, but NHTSA will continue to provide updates as this information becomes available. If your vehicle is affected by this recall, follow up with the manufacturer to get interim guidance.

    Recall 15V-320 for defective front driver-side air bag inflators includes:

    • 2001–2007 model years Honda Accord
    • 2001–2005 model years Honda Civic
    • 2002–2006 model years Honda CR-V
    • 2003–2011 model years Honda Element
    • 2002–2004 model years Honda Odyssey
    • 2003–2008 model years Honda Pilot
    • 2006 model year Honda Ridgeline
    • 2003 model year Acura CL
    • 2003–2006 model years Acura MDX
    • 2002–2003 model years Acura TL

    June 1

    Ford Vehicles with Driver-side Air Bags Affected by Recall Expansion

    NHTSA highlights receiving from Ford its list of vehicles affected by the recent expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recalls. The list of vehicles affected by the passenger-side air bag recalls was previously posted. The vehicle identification numbers (VINs) included in these recalls are not immediately available on NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool or the manufacturer’s website, but NHTSA will continue to provide updates as this information becomes available. If your vehicle is affected by this recall, follow up with the manufacturer to get interim guidance.

    Recall 15V-319 for defective front driver-side air bag inflators includes:

    • 2005–2014 model years Ford Mustang
    • 2005–2006 model years Ford GT

    May 29, 2015

    GM Vehicles Affected by Recall Expansion

    NHTSA highlights receiving from GM its list of vehicles affected by the recent expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recalls. The vehicle identification numbers (VINs) included in these recalls are not immediately available on NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool or the manufacturer’s website, but NHTSA will continue to provide updates as this information becomes available. If your vehicle is affected by this recall, follow up with the manufacturer to get interim guidance.

    Recall 15V-324 for defective front passenger-side air bag inflators includes:

    • 2007–2008 model years Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    • 2007–2008 model years GMC Sierra 2500/3500

     

    Subaru Vehicles Affected by Recall Expansion

    NHTSA highlights receiving from Subaru its list of vehicles affected by the recent expansion of the Takata air bag recalls. The vehicle identification numbers (VINs) included in these recalls are not immediately available on NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool or the manufacturer’s website, but NHTSA will continue to provide updates as this information becomes available. If your vehicle is affected by this recall, follow up with the manufacturer to get interim guidance.

    Recall 15V-323 for defective front passenger air bag inflators includes:

    • 2004–2005 model years Subaru Impreza Sedan/Station Wagon
    • 2005 model year Saab 9-2x

    May 28, 2015

    Mitsubishi Vehicles Affected by Recall Expansion

    NHTSA highlights receiving from Mitsubishi its list of vehicles affected by the recent expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recalls. The vehicle identification numbers (VINs) included in these recalls are not immediately available on NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool or the manufacturer’s website, but NHTSA will continue to provide updates as this information becomes available. If your vehicle is affected by this recall, follow up with the manufacturer to get interim guidance.

    Recall 15V-321 for defective front passenger-side air bag inflators includes:

    • 2004–2006 model years Mitsubishi Lancer/Lancer Evolution
    • 2004 model year Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

     

    Ford Vehicles with Passenger-side Air Bags Affected by Recall Expansion

    NHTSA highlights receiving from Ford its list of vehicles affected by the recent expansion of the Takata passenger air bag inflator recalls. The list of vehicles affected by the driver-side air bag recalls will be posted separately. The vehicle identification numbers (VINs) included in these recalls are not immediately available on NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool or the manufacturer’s website, but NHTSA will continue to provide updates as this information becomes available. If your vehicle is affected by this recall, follow up with the manufacturer to get interim guidance.

    Recall 15V-322 for defective front passenger-side air bag inflators includes:

    • 2004–2006 model years Ford Ranger

    No Expansion of Takata Recalls for Nissan

    NHTSA receives notification from Nissan that while it has issued previous recalls related to defective Takata air bag inflators, none of its vehicles are affected by the recall expansion issued by Takata last week. Nissan owners can check if their vehicle is affected by a previous recall by using NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool and Nissan’s Recall Lookup site.

     

    BMW Vehicles Affected by Recall Expansion

    NHTSA highlights receiving from BMW its list of vehicles affected by the recent expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recalls. The vehicle identification numbers (VINs) included in these recalls are not immediately available on NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool or the manufacturer’s website, but NHTSA will continue to provide updates as this information becomes available. If your vehicle is affected by this recall, follow up with the manufacturer to get interim guidance.

    Recall 15V-318 for defective front driver-side air bag inflators includes:

    • 2002–2005 model years BMW 325i/325xi/330i/330xi Sedan
    • 2002–2005 model years BMW 325xi/325i Sports Wagon
    • 2002–2006 model years BMW 330Ci/325Ci/M3 Convertible
    • 2002–2006 model years BMW 325i/330i/M3 Coupe
    • 2002–2003 model years BMW M5/540i/525i/530i Sedan
    • 2002–2003 model years BMW 540i/525i Sports Wagon
    • 2003–2004 model years BMW X5 3.0i/4.4i Sports Activity Vehicle

     

    Fiat Chrysler Vehicles Affected by Takata Recall Expansion

    NHTSA highlights receiving from Fiat Chrysler its list of vehicles affected by the recent expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recalls. The vehicle identification numbers (VINs) included in these recalls are not immediately available on NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool or the manufacturer’s website, but NHTSA will continue to provide updates as this information becomes available. If your vehicle is affected by this recall, follow up with the manufacturer to get interim guidance.

    Recall 15V-313 for defective front driver-side air bag inflators includes:

    • 2005–2009 model years Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup
    • 2004–2008 model years Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup
    • 2006–2009 model years Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup
    • 2007–2009 model years Dodge Ram 3500 Cab Chassis
    • 2008–2010 model years Dodge Ram 4500/5500 Cab Chassis
    • 2008–2009 model years Sterling 4500/5500 Cab Chassis
    • 2004–2008 model years Dodge Durango
    • 2007–2008 model years Chrysler Aspen
    • 2005–2010 model years Chrysler 300/300C/SRT8
    • 2005–2010 model years Dodge Charger/Magnum
    • 2005–2011 model years Dodge Dakota
    • 2006–2010 model years Mitsubishi Raider

    Recall 15V-312 for defective front passenger-side air bag inflators includes:

    • 2003 model year Dodge Ram 1500/2500/3500

    May 27, 2015

    DOT Press Conference Video Now Available

    The video and transcript are now available from the May 19, 2015, press conference in which U.S. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind announced the expansion of the Takata air bag recalls.

    May 26, 2015

    Frequently Asked Questions on Takata Recalls

    NHTSA understands that consumers want to know what to do and what to expect if their car is affected by the Takata air bag recalls. NHTSA has compiled answers to many frequently asked questions regarding the recalls, and the agency will continue to update this site as more information and details become available.

    May 22, 2015

    NHTSA Issues Notice of Intent

    On May 22, 2015, NHTSA publishes a notice of intent in the Federal Register to start a formal process to coordinate and accelerate the repair of millions of vehicles that have defective Takata air bags. Publishing the notice is the first step in a process designed to ensure that every vehicle in America has safe air bags as quickly as possible. You can find the official online publication on the Federal Register website.

    May 19, 2015

    U.S. DOT Announces National Recall of Takata Air Bags

    At the insistence of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Takata determines that a defect exists in some of its air bag inflators. On May 18, Takata agreed to a national recall of certain types of frontal driver and passenger-side air bag inflators used in vehicles manufactured by BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota. These inflators were made with a propellant that can break down over time and has led to explosions that have been blamed for six deaths worldwide as of this date. The propellant involved in these recalls is phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate ("PSAN") that is non-desiccated (meaning it does not contain a chemical drying agent). The action expands the number of vehicles to be recalled for defective Takata PSAN inflators to an estimated 34 million. See the Takata Recalls FAQs for the most current information on the number of affected vehicles.

    NHTSA will update this website to provide the American public with information on vehicles affected and other events in the Takata air bag inflator recalls.

    When vehicle manufacturers identify which vehicles are affected by these, or any other, recalls consumers can use their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in NHTSA’s VIN Look-up tool to confirm whether the vehicle is under recall, or search by VIN on a specific vehicle-maker's site. NHTSA urges consumers to check their VIN twice a year in the VIN Look-up Tool since new recalls are announced all the time. If your vehicle is affected by the Takata air bag inflator recalls, follow up with the manufacturer to get interim guidance and get your vehicle fixed as soon as parts are available.

    • December 31, 2018 – Takata’s 4th (of 5) scheduled defect notice is due.
    • December 31, 2019 – Takata’s 5th (of 5) scheduled defect notice is due. This is also the deadline by which Takata must prove its desiccated PSAN inflators (inflators that contain a drying agent) are safe—otherwise, the NHTSA Administrator can order Takata to recall all desiccated PSAN inflators.
    • September 30, 2020 – Last deadline for non-desiccated PSAN inflator recalls to launch (and vehicle manufacturers must have sufficient parts available for repairs).
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    Second Amendment to Coordinated Remedy Order (Extensions) (PDF 2.9 MB)

    September 23

    Takata's Report of Internal Investigation (PDF 3.1 MB)

    Takata (Fraunhofer ICT) Research Summary (PDF 1.6 MB)

    Exponent Research Summary (PDF 766 KB)

    Orbital ATK Research Summary (PDF 2.3 MB)

    May 4

    Amendment to November 3, 2015 Consent Order (PDF 492 KB)

    Expert Report of Harold R. Blomquist, Ph.D. (PDF 106 KB)

    Fact Sheet: May 2016 Takata Recall Expansion (PDF 113 KB)

    Fact Sheet: NHTSA Actions to Accelerate the Takata Remedy (PDF 123 KB)

    Fact Sheet: Takata Recall History and Key Terms (PDF 106 KB)

    March 15

    First Amendment to the Coordinated Remedy Order (Extensions) (PDF 245 KB)

    January 20

    Takata PSAN Phase-Out Certification (PDF 128 KB)


    2015

    November 3

    Fact Sheet on Takata Consent Order (PDF 211 KB)

    Fact Sheet on NHTSA Coordinated Remedy (PDF 235 KB)

    Consent Order to Takata (PDF 1.1 MB)

    Takata Coordinated Remedy Order (PDF 978 KB)

    Coordinated Remedy Priority Group (PDF 160 KB)

    May 25

    Takata Preservation Order (PDF 494 KB)

    Takata Preservation Order Protocols (PDF 60 KB)

    May 18

    Consent Order to Takata (PDF 2.8 MB)

    Completion Rates

    Completion Rates

    To help you see the progress vehicle manufacturers are making in replacing affected air bags, we are providing more comprehensive recall completion data. Please note that this is dynamic data and will continue to fluctuate as repairs are made and previously announced recall campaigns launch on a rolling basis under the coordinated remedy program. Recall completion rates vary by auto manufacturer.

    Understanding our data

    The propellant in the inflators breaks-down after long-term exposure to high temperature fluctuations and humidity. This breakdown can cause the propellant to burn too quickly, creating too much pressure for the inflator, and in extreme cases the inflator explodes, shooting shrapnel toward vehicle occupants.

    Using this information, the agency prioritized the recall of air bag inflators based on the risk of injury or death to vehicle occupants.

    The recalls are phased by the location of the vehicles and their age. Generally, the vehicles in the highest danger zones and that are the oldest, are in the first priority group. The second priority group includes the vehicles that are not yet in the Priority Group One danger category, but are second-highest risk group, and so on through the levels of risk based, largely, on inflator age. The schedule for recalls has been set to make sure that vehicles are recalled before the propellant in the inflator will break-down to the point of becoming dangerous. 

    Our data tables show 9 or 10 priority groups, but NHTSA has identified at least 12 groups and more groups may be added in the future. As more recall campaigns launch and data becomes available, NHTSA will expand the data tables.

    NHTSA will only post the last set of verifiable data from each manufacturer. For the website update of October 16, 2018, the data for all OEMs is current through September 28, 2018. Note that at present, recall completion rates for 11 OEMs (BMW, FCA, Ford, GM, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota) reflect their approved use of the “other” category for specific campaigns. 

    View the data

    The chart above shows priority groups 1 – 9. Those priority groups are included in this chart because vehicle manufacturers have submitted verifiable underlying data for those priority groups relevant to this chart. Vehicle manufacturers with more than two brands affected by the recalls are listed under the parent manufacturer. They are: Chrysler (Dodge, Ram, and Jeep), Ford (Mercury and Lincoln), General Motors (Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Pontiac, Saab, and Saturn), and Toyota (Lexus and Scion).

    View the data

    The chart above shows priority groups 1 – 9. Those priority groups are included in this chart because vehicle manufacturers have submitted verifiable underlying data for those priority groups relevant to this chart. 

    View the data

    The chart above shows priority groups 1 – 10. Those priority groups are included in this chart because vehicle manufacturers have submitted verifiable underlying data for those priority groups relevant to this chart. Vehicle manufacturers with more than two brands affected by the recalls are listed under the parent manufacturer. They are: Chrysler (Dodge, Ram, and Jeep), Ford (Mercury and Lincoln), General Motors (Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Pontiac, Saab, and Saturn), and Toyota (Lexus and Scion).

    View the data

    The chart above shows priority groups 1 – 10. Those priority groups are included in this chart because vehicle manufacturers have submitted verifiable underlying data for those priority groups relevant to this chart. Vehicle manufacturers with more than two brands affected by the recalls are listed under the parent manufacturer. They are: Chrysler (Dodge, Ram, and Jeep), Ford (Mercury and Lincoln), General Motors (Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Pontiac, Saab, and Saturn), and Toyota (Lexus and Scion).

    View the data

    The chart above shows priority groups 1 – 10. Those priority groups are included in this chart because vehicle manufacturers have submitted verifiable underlying data for those priority groups relevant to this chart. Vehicle manufacturers with more than two brands affected by the recalls are listed under the parent manufacturer. They are: Chrysler (Dodge, Ram, and Jeep), Ford (Mercury and Lincoln), General Motors (Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Pontiac, Saab, and Saturn), and Toyota (Lexus and Scion).

    View the data

    The chart above shows priority groups 1 – 10. Those priority groups are included in this chart because vehicle manufacturers have submitted verifiable underlying data for those priority groups relevant to this chart. Vehicle manufacturers with more than two brands affected by the recalls are listed under the parent manufacturer. They are: Chrysler (Dodge, Ram, and Jeep), Ford (Mercury and Lincoln), General Motors (Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Pontiac, Saab, and Saturn), and Toyota (Lexus and Scion).

    IMPORTANT EXPLANATORY NOTES: This information is for general informative purposes and is not intended to represent the real-time status of any manufacturer’s recall completion rate performance or any group of recalls’ performance. Some manufacturers have been able to report specific counts of vehicles that are no longer in use (or are “out of transit”). Where that is the case, the recalled population has been reduced by those counts in order to depict a more accurate recall completion figure, and to support manufacturers allocating resources to targeting vehicles that are still in use on U.S. roadways. The recalls to which this adjustment has been made are identified below. Please note that there are inherent delays between the time an individual car is repaired, when repair status is reported to the manufacturer, and when the status is then reported to NHTSA. The information displayed, therefore, generally represents a conservative account of actual recall completion rates. In addition, each individual recall has its own unique history, which makes it difficult to compare completion rates between recalls and between manufacturers. For example, some recalls include vehicles that have been under recall for many years, whereas as others reflect recalls that have only just started, or have only started in a discrete geographic area due to parts restrictions.

    View the source data and perform more advanced searches, e.g., using Recall Campaign Numbers.