More Takata Air Bags Recalled

Air Bags May Explode or Deploy Improperly

More Takata air bags are being recalled. This new recall involves Takata air bags built with non-azide driver inflators (NADI), and is separate from the much larger and ongoing Takata air bag inflator recalls

The problem

The air bags that are part of this new recall have defective inflators that could explode or cause the air bag to not inflate properly when it deploys. A faulty seal on the inflator is believed to cause the problem. If the inflator is not sealed properly, moisture can get into the propellant used to inflate the air bag and cause the inflator to malfunction. This could lead to the air bag deploying slowly during a crash, which means it won’t protect you as it’s designed. Or, it could also lead to the inflator deploying aggressively and even exploding. The metal parts from the exploding inflator could injure or kill someone. 

Recalled vehicles

Vehicles containing NADI inflators were made by Toyota, BMW, Audi, Honda and Mitsubishi. Also included, the Isuzu Oasis.

BMW recalls (108,581 vehicles)

NHTSA recall numbers 19V852 and 19V853

1999-2001: 323i, 325i, 328i, 330i
2000-2001: 323Ci, 325Ci, 328Ci, 330Ci, 323iT, 325iT 

BMW Do Not Drive recall (7,910 vehicles)

NHTSA recall number 19V851

1999: Certain 323i and 328i vehicles

BMW has decided a subset of their recalled vehicles, approximately 8,000, are at high-risk and has recommended that owners do not drive the vehicle until it is repaired. 

Toyota recalls (138,842 vehicles)

NHTSA recall number 20V033

1997-1998: Supra
1998-1999: RAV4 EV, Celica
1998-2000: RAV4

Audi recalls (106,857 vehicles)

NHTSA recall number 20V056 

1998-2000: A6
1999: A8
1999-2000: A4
2000: TT Coupe
2000-2001: TT Roadster

Honda recalls (2,376,671 vehicles)

NHTSA recall numbers 20V026 and 20V027

1996-2000: Honda Civic Coupe
1997-1998: Acura 2.2CL, Honda EV Plus
1997-1999: Acura 3.0CL
1997-2001: Honda CR-V
1998-1999: Acura 2.3CL
1998-2000: Honda Accord Coupe, Honda Accord Sedan, Honda Civic Sedan
1998-2001: Honda Odyssey
1998-2003: Acura 3.5RL
1999-2001: Acura 3.2TL
2001-2002: Acura MDX, Acura 3.2CL

Isuzu recalls (included in Honda’s filing)

1998-1999: Isuzu Oasis

Mitsubishi recalls (20,000 vehicles)

NHTSA recall number 20V035

1998-2000: Montero

What you can do

  • Go to NHTSA.gov/Recalls to check your VIN.
  • Sign up to get email alerts. 
  • Get the recall fixed immediately when you receive a notification from your dealer that repair parts are available. 
     

Takata Recall Spotlight

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