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October 2014 Vehicle Recall By NHTSA

HandelontheLaw.com Staff Writer

Friday, December 05, 2014



October 2014 Vehicle Recall By NHTSA
Air Bag Recall

Defective Takata airbags in some Toyotas, Hondas, Mazdas, BMWs, Nissans and GM vehicles have compelled the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to issue a recall notice for 4.7+ million vehicles in the U. S. Approximately 12 million cars have been recalled globally due to the defective airbag.

According to the NHTSA, a defective inflation mechanism in the airbags may rupture, spewing metal fragments at passengers. To date, at least 4 people have died as a result of the defect. The NHTSA urges affected car owners to call their dealers as soon as possible and states that car owners in Florida, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan and the Virgin Islands should act especially quickly to cure the defect.

If you are not certain of whether your vehicle has a Takata airbag, use http://www.safercar.gov/ and enter your vehicle identification number (VIN) to verify whether your vehicle has the defective airbag.

The recall notice was issued regarding:
1. BMW: 573,935 vehicles:
- 2000 – 2005 3 Series Sedan
- 2000 – 2006 3 Series Coupe
- 2000 – 2005 3 Series Sports Wagon
- 2000 – 2006 3 Series Convertible
- 2001 – 2006 M3 Coupe
- 2001 – 2006 M3 Convertible

2. General Motors: 133,221 vehicles
- 2002 – 2003 Buick LeSabre
- 2002 – 2003 Buick Rendezvous
- 2002 – 2003 Cadillac DeVille
- 2002 – 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
- 2002 – 2003 Chevrolet Impala
- 2002 – 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
- 2002 – 2003 Chevrolet Venture
- 2002 – 2003 GMC Envoy
- 2002 – 2003 GMC Envoy XL
- 2002 – 2003 Oldsmobile Aurora
- 2002 – 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada
- 2002 – 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette
- 2002 – 2003 Pontiac Bonneville
- 2002 – 2003 Pontiac Montana

3. Honda: 2,803,214 vehicles
- 2001 – 2007 Honda Accord (4 cyl)
- 2001 – 2002 Honda Accord (6 cyl)
- 2001 – 2005 Honda Civic
- 2002 – 2006 Honda CR-V
- 2003 – 2011 Honda Element
- 2002 – 2004 Honda Odyssey
- 2003 – 2007 Honda Pilot
- 2006 – Honda Ridgeline
- 2003 – 2006 Acura MDX
- 2002 – 2003 Acura TL/CL

4. Mazda: 18,050 vehicles
- 2003 – 2004 Mazda6
- 2004 Mazda RX-8

5. Nissan: 437,712 vehicles
- 2001 – 2003 Nissan Maxima
- 2001 – 2003 Nissan Pathfinder
- 2002 – 2003 Nissan Sentra
- 2001 – 2003 Infiniti I30/I35
- 2002 – 2003 Infiniti QX4
- 2003 – Infiniti FX

6. Toyota: 778,177 vehicles
- 2002 – 2004 Lexus SC
- 2003 – 2004 Toyota Corolla
- 2003 – 2004 Toyota Corolla Matrix
- 2002 – 2004 Toyota Sequoia
- 2003 – 2004 Toyota Tundra
- 2003 – 2004 Pontiac Vibe

DO’S AND DON’TS

DO call your car dealer as soon as possible if you receive a recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding your vehicle OR if you otherwise find that your vehicle is equipped with the Takata airbag.

DO act especially quickly if you are an affected vehicle owner in Florida, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan and the Virgin Islands should act especially quickly to cure the defect.

DO consult the lists within this article to see whether your vehicle may be among the affected vehicles.

DO verify whether your vehicle has a Takata airbag at http://www.safercar.gov/ by entering your vehicle identification number (VIN).

By Kathy Catanzarite


Source: Kathy Catanzarite - Handelonthelaw.com Staff Writer

Note from HandelontheLaw.com: This article is to be used as an educational guide only and should not be interpreted as a legal consultation. Readers of this article are advised to seek an attorney if a legal consultation is needed. Laws may vary by state and are subject to change, thus the accuracy of this information can not be guaranteed. Readers act on this information solely at their own risk. Neither the author, handelonthelaw.com, or any of its affiliates shall have any liability stemming from this article.





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