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Noted airbag supplier, Takata, is in the news once again for their defective airbags sold around the world this past decade- they’re filing for bankruptcy protection after another death was tied to the product. The airbag recall is the largest in the history of the U.S. — over 100 million cars have been affected since 2007.

Despite the bankruptcy filing, owners of affected cars are still eligible to receive free repairs. It’s expected to take through the end of the decade to see a full reparation of the defective airbags. Older cars in hotter and more humid conditions are encouraged to take their cars in as they have priority over newer models for recall repairs such as this. Areas with extreme weather make the airbag inflators more likely to degrade, so we recommend getting your repair sooner rather than later, it is free after all. The airbags in question are prone to explode upon deployment, causing shrapnel and other dangerous items to inflict pain and in some cases, severe injuries on drivers or passengers.

Since the initial recall, over 180 people have been injured by their airbag and 18 people have died. Takata has already paid out 1 billion dollars in damages, a number that could balloon to 9 billion when everything is all said and done.

Senior management at Takata have recently said they will resign once a new team is properly trained.

The full list of recalled vehicles can be found below –

Acura
2003 Acura 3.2CL
2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL
2013-2016 Acura ILX
2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid
2003-2006 Acura MDX
2007-2016 Acura RDX
2005-2012 Acura RL
2009-2014 Acura TL
2009-2014 Acura TSX
2010-2013 Acura ZDX

Audi
2006-2013 Audi A3
2005-2008 Audi A4 Avant
2006-2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet
2005-2008 Audi A4 Sedan
2010-2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet
2003-2011 Audi A6 Avant
2005-2011 Audi A6 Sedan
2009-2012 Audi Q5
2017 Audi R8
2008 Audi RS 4 Cabriolet
2007-2008 Audi RS 4 Sedan
2005-2008 Audi S4 Avant
2007-2009 Audi S4 Cabriolet
2005-2008 Audi S4 Sedan
2010-2012 Audi S5 Cabriolet
2007-2011 Audi S6 Sedan
2016-2017 Audi TT

BMW
2008-2013 BMW 1 Series
2000-2013 BMW 3 Series
2002-2003 BMW 5 Series
2011-2015 BMW X1
2007-2010 BMW X3
2003-2013 BMW X5
2008-2014 BMW X6
2010-2011 BMW X6 Hybrid

Cadillac
2007-2014 Cadillac Escalade
2007-2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2007-2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT

Chevrolet
2007-2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
2007-2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD
2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado LD
2007-2014 Chevrolet Suburban
2007-2014 Chevrolet Tahoe

Chrysler
2005-2015 Chrysler 300
2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen
2007-2008 Chrysler Crossfire

Daimler trucks and vans
2008-2009 Sterling Bullet
2007-2009 Dodge Sprinter
2007-2017 Freightliner Sprinter
2010-2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Dodge/Ram
2008-2014 Dodge Challenger
2006-2015 Dodge Charger
2005-2011 Dodge Dakota
2004-2009 Dodge Durango
2005-2008 Dodge Magnum
2003-2008 Dodge Ram 1500/2500/3500 Pickup
2005-2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup
2007-2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Cab Chassis
2006-2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup
2008-2010 Dodge Ram 4500/5500 Cab Chassis

Ferrari
2010-2015 Ferrari 458 Italia
2014-2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale
2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale A
2012-2015 Ferrari 458 Spider
2016-2017 Ferrari 488 GTB
2016-2017 Ferrari 488 Spider
2009-2014 Ferrari California
2015-2017 Ferrari California T
2013-2017 Ferrari F12
2016-2017 Ferrari F12 tdf
2016 Ferrari F60
2012-2016 Ferrari FF
2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso

Fisker
2012 Fisker Karma

Ford
2007-2010 Ford Edge
2006-2012 Ford Fusion
2005-2006 Ford GT
2005-2014 Ford Mustang
2004-2011 Ford Ranger

GMC
2007-2014 GMC Sierra HD
2007-2013 GMC Sierra LD
2007-2014 GMC Yukon
2007-2014 GMC Yukon XL

Honda
2001-2012 Honda Accord
2001-2011 Honda Civic
2003-2011 Honda Civic Hybrid
2001-2011 Honda Civic NGV
2010-2015 Honda Crosstour
2002-2011 Honda CR-V
2011-2015 Honda CR-Z
2003-2011 Honda Element
2010-2014 Honda FCX Clarity
2007-2013 Honda Fit
2013-2014 Honda Fit EV
2010-2014 Honda Insight
2002-2004 Honda Odyssey
2003-2015 Honda Pilot
2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline

Infiniti
2003-2008 Infiniti FX
2001 Infiniti I30
2002-2004 Infiniti I35
2006-2010 Infiniti M
2002-2003 Infiniti QX4

Jaguar
2009-2015 Jaguar XF

Jeep
2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler

Land Rover
2007-2012 Land Rover Range Rover

Lexus
2007-2012 Lexus ES350
2010-2017 Lexus GX460
2006-2013 Lexus IS250/350
2010-2015 Lexus IS250C/350C
2008-2014 Lexus IS F
2012 Lexus LFA
2002-2010 Lexus SC430

Lincoln
2007-2010 Lincoln MKX
2006-2012 Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ

Mazda
2004-2009 Mazda B-Series
2007-2012 Mazda CX-7
2007-2015 Mazda CX-9
2003-2011 Mazda6
2006-2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed6
2004-2006 Mazda MPV
2004-2011 Mazda RX-8

McLaren
2016-2017 McLaren 570
2015-2016 McLaren 650S
2016 McLaren 675LT
2012-2014 McLaren MP4-12C
2011-2015 McLaren P1

Mercedes-Benz
2005-2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2010-2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2011-2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio
2010-2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
2009-2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
2010-2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
2009-2010 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class
2009-2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
2007-2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
2011-2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class

Mercury
2006-2011 Mercury Milan

Mitsubishi
2012-2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
2004-2007 Mitsubishi Lancer
2004-2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider

Nissan
2001-2003 Nissan Maxima
2002-2004 Nissan Pathfinder
2002-2006 Nissan Sentra
2007-2012 Nissan Versa

Pontiac
2003-2010 Pontiac Vibe

Saab
2005-2006 Saab 9-2x
2006-2011 Saab 9-3
2006-2009 Saab 9-5

Saturn
2008-2009 Saturn Astra

Scion
2008-2015 Scion XB

Subaru
2003-2006 Subaru Baja
2009-2013 Subaru Forester
2004-2011 Subaru Impreza
2003-2014 Subaru Legacy
2003-2014 Subaru Outback
2006-2014 Subaru Tribeca
2012-2014 Subaru WRX/STI

Tesla
2012-2016 Tesla Model S

Toyota
2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner
2003-2013 Toyota Corolla
2003-2008 Toyota Corolla Matrix
2009-2013 Toyota Matrix
2004-2005 Toyota Rav4
2002-2006 Toyota Sequoia
2011-2014 Toyota Sienna
2003-2006 Toyota Tundra
2006-2011 Toyota Yaris (Hatch Back)
2007-2012 Toyota Yaris (Sedan)

Volkswagen
2009-2017 Volkswagen CC
2010-2014 Volkswagen Eos
2010-2014 Volkswagen Golf
2013 Volkswagen Golf R
2009-2013 Volkswagen GTI
2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat
2006-2010 Volkswagen Passat Sedan
2006-2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon

 

If you found this article helpful, you may want to check out our previous post, “Why Are My Brakes So Squeaky?“.

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