The Takata air bag recall is nowhere near being over and chances are it will go on for years to come. More vehicles have been added to the already massive recall of faulty airbags made by Takata.

Seventeen automakers have recalled close to 68 million vehicles with defective airbags with close to 63 million in the United States.  At least 11 people have died and over 100 have been injured. Sadly, of the 63 million vehicles with the dangerous air bags, only 12.5 million have been repaired to date.

The defective air bags deploy with massive force and spew fragments of metal pieces into the vehicle and its passengers. In its most recent notice, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) is recalling over a million vehicles.  Consumers should regularly check to see if their car has been added. You can do that here.  

The following are some of the most recent notices from NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: JAN 05, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17E003000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,300,000
Manufacturer: Takata Corporation

SUMMARY:  Takata Corporation (Takata) has determined that certain PSPI, PSPI-1.1, PSPI-2, PSPI-6, PSPI-L, and SPI air bag inflators assembled as part of the frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment, such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bags, may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to moderate absolute humidity, temperatures, and temperature cycling. This recall addresses model year 2009 vehicles ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Report Receipt Date: JAN 05, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17E002000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,300,000

SUMMARY: Takata Corporation (Takata) has determined that certain PSPI, PSPI-1.1, PSPI-2, PSPI 6, PSPI-L, and SPI air bag inflators assembled as part of the frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment, such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bags, may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling. This recall addresses model year 2012 vehicles ever registered in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands.Report

Receipt Date: JAN 05, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17E001000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,100,000

SUMMARY: Takata Corporation (Takata) has determined that certain PSPI, PSPI-1.1, PSPI-2, PSPI 6, PSPI-L, and SPI air bag inflators assembled as part of the frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment, such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bags, may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to lower absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling. This recall addresses model year 2005-2008 vehicles ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.CONSEQUENCE: An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

REMEDY: Takata will be working with vehicle manufacturers to determine into which vehicles the affected inflators were installed either as original or replacement equipment during service. As this work progresses, numerous vehicle recalls will likely be announced by the impacted vehicle manufacturers. NHTSA will supply this information as soon as possible.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

We Want To Help

At Terrell Hogan, we believe it is important to try to help prevent injuries and wrongful deaths. One way is to publish information about recalls of defective and dangerous products.  Until all the vehicles with Takata air bags have been repaired, we will continue to share this important recall information.