Learn What Cars Are Included in the Takata Airbag Recall

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What Cars Are Included in the Takata Airbag Recall?

You depend on your car's safety features to protect you from serious injury in the event of an accident. For this reason, it's important to take any recalls of these components very seriously.

For example, the deployment effectiveness of your vehicle's airbags can mean the difference between walking away with a few scratches or suffering serious bodily harm. That's why when the news broke that Takata airbags installed in tens of millions of vehicles could explosively deploy and seriously injure occupants, the was initiated.

Vehicles from 19 car manufacturers spanning model years 1999-2020 are involved in the . Due to the scope of the recall, owners must check with their dealers or search online to see if their model is included.

However, sifting through endless car manufacturer recall lists can be a tedious undertaking. DoNotPay's innovative Car Recall Monitor gets faster results so that you can schedule your vehicle for airbag replacement without further delays.

Why Are Cars With Takata Airbags Being Recalled?

Takata supplied many automakers with defective airbags that have been identified with the following issues:

  • Metal parts inside the airbag may explode and shoot out at drivers and passengers when exposed to high heat and humidity over time.
  • Older airbags in locations that have hot and humid weather are more likely to explode. Automakers are replacing these most dangerous airbags first.
  • A separate group of defective Takata airbags was found to contain a defect that can result in under inflation during deployment, which won't effectively protect you in an accident.
  • Other airbags in the recall are not as dangerous now but will need to be replaced before they are more likely to explode.

How to Find Out If Your Car Is Listed In the Takata Airbag Recall

You can check if your car is part of the with the following steps:

  1. Locate your vehicle's 17-character vehicle identification number (VIN) in the lower left inside corner of your car's windshield. You can also find the VIN on your car's registration card or your insurance card.
  2. Access the National Highway Transportation and Safety (NHTSA) website to enter the VIN. Your result will notify you if your car or truck is included in the recall or any other safety recall.
  3. Sign up for notifications should your vehicle be affected by future recalls. You can also download NHTSA's SaferCar app to receive the recalls.

What If Your Car Is Listed In the Takata Airbag Recall?

If your car is included in the Takata airbag recall, follow the guidelines below:

  • Contact a dealership to schedule a replacement for the airbag as soon as possible. This is especially urgent if you live in a hot, humid area, since the airbags have a higher chance of exploding under high temperature conditions.
  • The NHTSA lists specific models with Takata airbags that are more susceptible to rupture. It is essential that you avoid driving the vehicle and contact the dealership immediately to schedule the free replacement.

Note: If you suffered injuries as a result of the defective airbag, you may be eligible for compensation. Consult a lawyer for more information.

How DoNotPay Can Help

Rather than handling this critical airbag recall by yourself, DoNotPay features a Car Recall Monitor that can expedite the search process for you. Follow the steps given below to access the Recall Monitor.

  1. Enter your vehicle information, including the make, model, and year.
  2. We'll automatically check the NHTSA database to see if your vehicle has been involved in any recalls.
  3. We'll generate a report, summarizing all the recalls, including the recalled date, NHTSA campaign number, required remediation, and more.

Once you have found your vehicle is included in the Takata airbag recall, you can use DoNotPay's Car Recall Repair product to schedule the replacement at your local dealership.

  1. Enter your vehicle information, including the make, model, and year.
  2. Tell us about the recall and which part of the vehicle is impacted.
  3. Enter the car dealership you want to visit, or let us contact the closest one near you.
  4. Enter the ideal date(s) and time(s) you want to schedule your appointment for.
  5. Enter your VIN.

Why Use DoNotPay to Handle Your Takata Airbag Recall?

Searching through the NHTSA's website for the car airbag recall list can be a laborious task. Fortunately, DoNotCall makes this process more efficient with the Recall Monitor and Recall Repair products so you can schedule your vehicle as quickly as possible. DoNotPay is fast, easy, and successful. Its automatic system contacts the dealership for you to request an appointment for your vehicle 's airbag replacement.

FastComplete a quick recall claim request online in no time.
EasyNo tedious forms to fill or follow-ups to track.
Successful​​We will make sure you get the best coverage possible for your car recall.

DoNotPay Also Tracks Other Recalled Products

If you have other products you wish to check for recalls, DoNotPay has you covered. Below is a list of recently recalled products you may submit for a rebate claim on DoNotPay.

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