The airbags, made by Japanese auto supplier Takata, have already been linked to at least five deaths and more than 130 serious injuries. Installed in cars primarily from model year 2002 through 2008, the airbags have been shown to deploy explosively, injuring and even killing occupants by spraying metal shards throughout the passenger cabin.
An estimated 11 million vehicles covering models by most of the major auto makers—Acura, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Saab, Subaru, and Toyota—have the potentially deadly airbags.
Takata, the world’s second largest maker of airbags, is coming under increasing pressure from federal regulators who are calling for even wider recalls of their product. And recent news accounts suggest that Takata officials had known about the defects for years but had covered up the fact that the airbags could explode with deadly force.
Here are the vehicles with potentially defective airbags
- Acura: 2002 - 2003 CL and TL; 2003 - 2006 MDX; 2005 RL
- BMW: 2000 - 2005 3-series sedan and wagon; 2000 - 2006 3-series coupe and convertible; 2001 - 2006 M3 coupe and convertible
- Chrysler: 2005 - 2008 Chrysler 300; 2007 - 2008 Aspen
- Dodge/Ram: 2003 - 2008 Dodge Ram 1500; 2005 - 2008 Ram 2500, Dakota, and Durango; 2006 - 2008 Ram 3500 and 4500; 2008 Ram 5500
- Ford: 2004 Ranger; 2005 - 2006 GT; 2005 - 2007 Mustang
- Honda: 2001 - 2007 Accord (four-cylinder); 2001 - 2002 Accord (V-6); 2001 - 2005 Civic; 2002 - 2006 CR-V; 2002 - 2004 Odyssey; 2003 - 2011 Element; 2003 - 2007 Pilot; 2006 Ridgeline
- Infiniti: 2001 - 2004 Infiniti I30/I35; 2002 - 2003 Infiniti QX4; 2003 - 2005 Infiniti FX35/FX45; 2006 Infiniti M35/M45
- Lexus: 2002 - 2005 SC430
- Mazda: 2003 - 2007 Mazda 6; 2006 - 2007 Mazdaspeed 6; 2004 - 2008 Mazda RX-8; 2004 - 2005 MPV; 2004 B-series
- Mitsubishi: 2004 - 2005 Lancer; 2006 - 2007 Raider
- Nissan: 2001 - 2003 Maxima; 2001 - 2004 Pathfinder; 2002 - 2006 Nissan Sentra
- Pontiac: 2003 - 2005 Vibe
- Saab: 2005 9-2X
- Subaru: 2003 - 2005 Baja, Legacy, Outback; 2004 - 2005 Impreza, Impreza WRX, Impreza WRX STI
- Toyota: 2002 - 2005 Toyota Corolla and Sequoia; 2003 - 2005 Matrix, Tundra
Airbags that are designed to protect drivers and passengers are often the very things that cause injuries. And it isn’t limited to the most recent issues surrounding defective Takata airbags.
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