NHTSA

NHTSA Urges Millions of Car Owners to Replace Defective Airbags Immediately

The agency said its message is especially urgent for owners affected by regional recalls in Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and Hawaii.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Oct. 20 posted a statement urging about 4.7 million owners of Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags. "The message comes with urgency, especially for owners of vehicles affected by the regional recalls in the following areas: Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Virgin Islands and Hawaii," it stated.

Vehicle owners can check by VIN number on www.safercar.gov/vinlookup to see whether their vehicles are subject to an open recall that needs to be addressed. In addition, consumers can sign up for NHTSA recall alerts, which go out before recall letters are mailed by the manufacturers to the affected owners.

These vehicles are affected by 2013 and 2014 recalls involving Takata airbags:

Toyota (778,177 vehicles potentially affected)

  • 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

Honda (2,803,214 vehicles potentially affected)

  • 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

Nissan (437,712 vehicles potentially affected)

  • 2001-- 2003 Nissan Maxima
  • 2001 – 2003 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2002 – 2003 Nissan Sentra
  • 2001 – 2003 Infiniti I30/I35
  • 2002 – 2003 Infiniti QX4
  • 2003 – Infiniti FX

Mazda (18,050 vehicles potentially affected)

  • 2003 – 2004 Mazda6
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8

BMW (573,935 vehicles potentially affected)

  • 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

GM (133,221 vehicles potentially affected)

  • 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

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