Several automakers have announced recalls related to potentially deadly Takata airbags, with about 1.7 million vehicles expected to be impacted.
According to reports, vehicles from Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Mercedes, Ferrari and Daimler Vans are the latest in a long line of recalls. Recalls are managed by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). To date, 23 people have been killed and hundreds injured by the airbags, which can throw shrapnel at drivers when they deploy. By the time the final phases of the recall are completed in 2020, as many as 70 million vehicles will have been recalled.
Some of the current rounds of recalls are limited to certain geographical regions of the United States. Areas with high humidity and differentiating temperatures are the most likely to see problems with the airbags. To see if your vehicle is being recalled, visit www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and enter your VIN number.