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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.
A separate group of defective Takata air bags was recalled in late 2019. Unlike the air bag inflators in the larger Takata recalls, the new recall involves non-azide driver inflators. The defect in the NADI inflators can result in the air bag either exploding or underinflating during deployment. READ MORE
Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. That's why it's so important to choose and use the right car seat correctly every time your child is in the car. Follow these important steps to choose the right seat, install it correctly, and keep your child safe.
From 1987 to 2017, frontal air bags saved 50,457 lives. That’s enough people to fill a major league ballpark.
Learn about the safety benefits of frontal and side air bags and why it’s so important to use a seat belt—your first line of defense. Also receive important guidance on how to safely position yourself and your passengers, as well as young ones in car seats and booster seats to prevent injury from air bags in a crash.
Decenas de millones de vehículos con bolsas de aire Takata están bajo retiro (recall). La exposición a largo plazo a altas temperaturas y humedad puede hacer que estas bolsas de aire exploten cuando se despliegan. Tales explosiones han causado lesiones y muertes. NHTSA insta a los propietarios de vehículos a tomar algunos pasos simples para protegerse a sí mismos y a los demás de esta amenaza seria a la seguridad.
Un grupo separado de bolsas de aire Takata defectuosas está bajo retiro (recall) desde finales del 2019. A diferencia de los infladores de bolsas de aire en los retiros (recalls) más grandes de Takata, el nuevo retiro involucra los infladores del eje impulsor sin azida. El defecto en los infladores NADI puede provocar que la bolsa de aire explote o se desinfle durante el despliegue. LEER MÁS
People with disabilities can often drive safely by making modifications or adding adaptive equipment to their vehicles to meet their specific needs. As the technology has gotten better and has increased in availability, the number of people using adapted vehicles has also increased. NHTSA supports people with disabilities by offering tips on modifying or purchasing a vehicle to accommodate their driving needs.