The recall of Takata Corporation’s airbag inflators is now the largest automotive recall in US history, affecting over 20 vehicular models. The Japan-based automotive parts company has already recalled 28.8 million affected vehicles, with an estimated 35-40 million more recalls expected to be made by 2019.
Takata’s recall is due to defects in the auto part maker’s airbag inflators located either on the driver, passenger, or both sides of the vehicle. Over time, the ammonium nitrate used to inflate the airbags can either deteriorate due to extreme or wavering temperatures, or explode as a result of too much force caused by an accident. In that instance, a barrage of shrapnel from the breached bag is released into the vehicle, causing potentially fatal injury to the driver and passengers.
How does this relate to you? Due to the size and dangers associated with this recall, I highly recommend every car owner be responsive in determining whether or not their vehicle is affected. And it’s easy! Simply got to https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ and enter your VIN. You can immediately find out if you need to take your car into a dealer for airbag replacement. Those airbags are installed for your safety – and it’s simply smart to ensure they’ll take care of you in an accident.