Approximately 67 million Takata air bags (priority groups 1-12) have been recalled 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.
Consumers should be aware: Certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura (containing "Alpha" air bags), 2006 Ford Ranger, and Mazda B-Series vehicles are at a far higher risk for an air bag explosion that could injure or kill vehicle occupants. 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.
Find Out More
State of the Takata Airbag Recalls - The Independent Monitor of Takata and the Coordinated Remedy Program Update
Takata Air Bags With NADI Inflators Recalled - Separate From Much Larger Takata Recall
Takata “Alpha” Air Bags Pose Increased Risk - Get Your Alpha Air Bag Inflator Fixed Now
Find Out If Your Air Bag Is Under Recall - Consumer Fact Sheet (PDF, 109.66 KB)
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. 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.
See the current list of Takata air bag-affected vehicles by priority group (PDF, 668 KB) for all 19 of the affected manufacturers. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your manufacturer directly.
NHTSA has confirmed that 19 people in the United States have been killed when their defective Takata PSAN air bag inflators exploded. In addition, at least 400 people in the United States have allegedly been injured by exploding Takata air bag inflators.
All scheduled recalls have been filed, and approximately 67 million air bags are under recall in tens of millions of vehicles.
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.
Motor Vehicle Safety Defects And Recalls - What Every Vehicle Owner Should Know
Download this brochure to get more information about how and why recall campaigns are initiated, and to know your rights and responsibilities when a vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment is recalled.
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
2008-2009 Sterling Bullet
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
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
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 continued through December 2019.
|Takata Defect Filing Date||Zone A Vehicles||Zone B Vehicles||Zone C Vehicles|
|May 16, 2016||MY 2011 & Older||MY 2008 & Older||MY 2004 & Older|
|December 31, 2016||MY 2012 & Older||MY 2009 & Older||MY 2008 & Older|
|December 31, 2017||MY 2013 & Older||MY 2010 & Older||MY 2009 & Older|
|December 31, 2018||All remaining vehicles||All remaining vehicles||All remaining vehicles|
|December 31, 2019||All like-for-like replacement parts||All like-for-like replacement parts||All like-for-like replacement parts|
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.