May 26, 2022

Consumer Safety: VINs of Affected Vehicles in Massive Airbag Recall Now Searchable Using NHTSA’s Lookup Tool

From the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration:

Last month Takata announced a national recall of certain types of driver and passenger side air bag inflators. These inflators were made with a propellant that can degrade over time and has led to ruptures that have been blamed for seven deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide. The recall is one of the largest and most complex product recalls in history.

Takata’s expansion of their previous recalls has nearly doubled the potential number of vehicles affected to almost 34 million

On June 17, 2015, NHTSA verified that Vehicle Identification Numbers for vehicles made by the 11 automakers involved were available, and that owners could now search on NHTSA’s and manufacturers’ VIN look-up tools to determine if their vehicles are affected.

Direct to VIN Lookup Database

Direct to Takata National Air Bag Recall Info Page (via NHTSA)

Direct to Takata Air Bag Recalls FAQ


Air Bag Recall VINs Now Online In Searchable Database (via UPI)

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