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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 these are 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 the 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 data from all 12 Priority Groups that NHTSA previously identified. NHTSA will update the tables as additional data become available.

NHTSA will only post the last set of verifiable data from each manufacturer. For the website update of January 14, 2022, the data for all OEMs are current through December 17, 2021. Note that at present, recall completion rates for 13 OEMs (BMW, Daimler Vans, FCA, Ford, GM, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, and VW) reflect their approved use of the “other” category for specific campaigns. 

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The chart above shows priority groups 1 – 12. 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).

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The chart above shows priority groups 1 – 12. Those priority groups are included in this chart because vehicle manufacturers have submitted verifiable underlying data for those priority groups relevant to this chart. 

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The chart above shows priority groups 1 – 12. 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 – 12. 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).

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The chart above shows priority groups 1 – 12. 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). Ford's data reported on February 15, 2019, reflects an adjustment to the reporting of final repairs on vehicles that previously received an interim repair. These final repairs are now being reported separately in priority groups 11 and 12 in accordance with the ACRO. Prior to this, some vehicles that received both an interim and subsequent final repair may have had both repairs counted in priority groups 1 – 4.

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The chart above shows priority groups 1 – 12. 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). Ford's data reported on February 15, 2019, reflects an adjustment to the reporting of final repairs on vehicles that previously received an interim repair. These final repairs are now being reported separately in priority groups 11 and 12 in accordance with the ACRO. Prior to this, some vehicles that received both an interim and subsequent final repair may have had both repairs counted in priority groups 1 – 4.

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.

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