The NHTSA has announced a huge recall for a number of car brands all with defective airbags, and as a result has urged people that own one of the affected vehicles to take the apropitate action. The list of brands are BMW, GM, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota. More than 4.7 million vehicles are included in these recalls, and from what has been reported it has resulted in the death of four people.
Reason for the recall – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that a faulty inflator mechanism can rupture the air bag, which could lead to metal fragments spraying the passengers in the vehicle.
This isn’t the first time there has been a recall due to faulty inflators, as the previous one affected more than 12 million vehicles, all of which are made by the same company, Takata. People most affected by this are those living in areas such as Florida, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, amongst others.
We can fully understand that this latest round of car recalls will cause a panic, and so the best thing for you to do is enter your vehicle identification number (VIN) on this website and you will be told if you need to contact your dealer to see what the next step in the process is.
For the full BMW, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota model list affected by this latest recall, look at the image above, with more details available on the NHTSA. website