This week has been a bit of a nightmare for the car industry, one of the reasons is because the NHTSA had to revise its number of car models affected by the airbag recall, which now stands at 6.1 million. There are 10 car manufacturers included, 7 of which we have already discussed, Toyota, Honda, Nissan and GM, as well as BMW, Ford and Mazda, and so we thought we would have a look at the Chrysler, Mitsubishi and Subaru models next.
Before we do, we would just like to remind you that the Department of Transportation for the US Government understood how big of an issue this is and created a special page where owners could use the VIN recalls look-up tool. However, this service is temporarily unavailable, although it has been like that for the past day now. There is a list of manufacturers VIN recall lookup sites here, or if you would rather call the Safety Hotline, you can on 1-888-327-4236.
List of Chrysler models affected by airbag recall – There are 371,309 models to be recalled from the manufacturer, and those are the 2003–2008 Dodge Ram 1500, 2005–2008 Dodge Ram 2500, 2006–2008 Dodge Ram 3500, 2006–2008 Dodge Ram 4500, 2008 Dodge Ram 5500, 2005–2008 Dodge Durango, 2005– 2008 Dodge Dakota, 2005–2008 Chrysler 300 and the 2007–2008 Chrysler Aspen.
Mitsubishi models and years affected by the airbag recall – There are 11,985, which consists of the 2004–2005 Lancer and the 2006–2007 Raider.
Finally, we have the Subaru models included in this latest Takata airbag recall. There are 17,516 units in all, and those are the 2003–2005 Baja, 2003–2005 Legacy, 2003–2005 Outback, 2003 2005 Baja and the 2004–2005 Impreza.
These are the rest of the models so far, although we have a feeling more will be added.