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    Airbag Recall Widens to 34M, Largest Recall in History

    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/id...50519?irpc=932

    Takata doubling U.S. recall for defective air bags to 34 million vehicles
    By David Morgan and Ben Klayman
    WASHINGTON/DETROIT | Tue May 19, 2015 7:25pm EDT
    By David Morgan and Ben Klayman

    WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp is doubling a recall of potentially deadly air bags to nearly 34 million vehicles, creating the largest automotive recall in American history, U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday.

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    Check your vehicle by VIN number at the NHTSA recall page:

    http://www.nhtsa.gov/Vehicle+Safety/Recalls+&+Defects

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    Re: Airbag Recall Widens to 34M, Largest Recall in History

    I got a postcard in the mail saying my car had a recall but i didn't think to much of it....
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    Do they have a list of affected years and models yet? It's a PITA to deal with VINs, so it would be nice to know if I even need to bother.

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    Re: Airbag Recall Widens to 34M, Largest Recall in History

    Quote Originally Posted by LISmama810 View Post
    Do they have a list of affected years and models yet? It's a PITA to deal with VINs, so it would be nice to know if I even need to bother.
    Not yet. I mean, there were already something like 17M vehicles affected, and there's a list of THOSE. But there's not an updated list.

    I'm really watching this one, because we have a 2005 Odyssey. So far, only earlier model Odysseys have been listed as recalled, but I'm predicting that it's only a matter of time before 2005 is included.

    The New York Times article said that it could take years for the recall repairs to be completed.
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    Re: Airbag Recall Widens to 34M, Largest Recall in History

    Quote Originally Posted by LISmama810 View Post
    Do they have a list of affected years and models yet? It's a PITA to deal with VINs, so it would be nice to know if I even need to bother.

    I logged onto the DMV page and copied the VIN from there... and found out mines affected by a different safety recall for SRS *rolls eyes*
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    Quote Originally Posted by BookMama View Post
    The New York Times article said that it could take years for the recall repairs to be completed.
    And they're giving preference to southern, humid states :/ I'm in New England, so who knows when we'll get them.

    I'm watching on a 2005 Ody as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BookMama View Post
    The New York Times article said that it could take years for the recall repairs to be completed.
    Oh fab.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1mommy View Post
    I logged onto the DMV page and copied the VIN from there... and found out mines affected by a different safety recall for SRS *rolls eyes*
    I don't know if my state's DMV site has that information or how I'd get it if it does. It would be easier to just enter them, but that's a huge PITA when mobile.

    Our Hondas are 2010 and 2014. I'm ASSuming the '14 is okay, but not sure about the '10.

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    Re: Airbag Recall Widens to 34M, Largest Recall in History

    I heard on the news this morning model years 2000-2011 area affected. My eyes were too blurry to see all the brands but I'm sure I saw ford and pretty sure I didn't see Saturn or jeep.


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    Re: Airbag Recall Widens to 34M, Largest Recall in History

    Here's a list of vehicles affected so far, with the potential for more models to be added and the list is expected to have ongoing updates over time according to http://www.mlive.com/auto/index.ssf/...l#incart_river

    Here is the latest list of affected vehicles:

    Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

    ACURA / CL 2003
    ACURA / MDX 2003-2006
    ACURA / RL 2005
    ACURA / TL 2002-2003
    BMW / 3 SERIES 2002
    BMW / 325CI 2004-2006
    BMW / 325I 2004-2006
    BMW / 325XI 2004-2005
    BMW / 330CI 2004-2006
    BMW / 330I 2004-2006
    BMW / 330XI 2004-2005
    BMW / M3 2004-2006
    CHRYSLER / 300 2005-2007
    CHRYSLER / 300C 2005-2007
    CHRYSLER / ASPEN 2007
    CHRYSLER / SRT8 2005-2007
    DODGE / CHARGER 2005-2007
    DODGE / DAKOTA 2005-2007
    DODGE / DURANGO 2004-2007
    DODGE / MAGNUM 2005-2007
    DODGE / RAM 1500 2003-2007
    DODGE / RAM 2500 2003-2007
    DODGE / RAM 3500 2003-2007
    FORD / GT 2005-2006
    FORD / MUSTANG 2005-2008
    FORD / RANGER 2004-2005
    HONDA / ACCORD 2001-2007
    HONDA / CIVIC 2001-2005
    HONDA / CIVIC HYBRID 2003-2005
    HONDA / CR-V 2002-2006
    HONDA / ELEMENT 2003-2011
    HONDA / ODYSSEY 2002-2004
    HONDA / PILOT 2003-2007
    HONDA / RIDGELINE 2006
    INFINITI / FX35 2003-2005
    INFINITI / FX45 2003-2005
    INFINITI / I35 2003-2004
    INFINITI / M35 2006
    INFINITI / M45 2006
    LEXUS / SC 2002-2005
    MAZDA / B-SERIES TRUCK 2004-2005
    MAZDA / MAZDA6 2003-2008
    MAZDA / MAZDASPEED6 2006-2007
    MAZDA / MPV 2004-2005
    MAZDA / RX-8 2004-2008
    MITSUBISHI / LANCER 2004-2005
    MITSUBISHI / RAIDER 2006-2007
    NISSAN / PATHFINDER 2003-2004
    NISSAN / SENTRA 2004-2006
    PONTIAC / VIBE 2003-2005
    SAAB / 9-2X 2005
    SUBARU / BAJA 2003-2005
    SUBARU / IMPREZA 2003-2005
    SUBARU / LEGACY 2003-2005
    SUBARU / OUTBACK 2003-2005
    TOYOTA / COROLLA 2002-2005
    TOYOTA / COROLLA MATRIX 2003-2005
    TOYOTA / SEQUOIA 2002-2005
    TOYOTA / TUNDRA 2003-2005
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    We have a 2005 Saab 92x. There are no longer Saab any dealers. What am I supposed to do with it?????
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    Re: Airbag Recall Widens to 34M, Largest Recall in History

    Quote Originally Posted by julia94115 View Post
    We have a 2005 Saab 92x. There are no longer Saab any dealers. What am I supposed to do with it?????
    Take it to a GM dealer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwilliams View Post
    Take it to a GM dealer?
    GM?? I think maybe I'll call a Subaru dealer and see what they say since it's really an Impreza in disguise.
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    Re: Airbag Recall Widens to 34M, Largest Recall in History

    Quote Originally Posted by julia94115 View Post
    GM?? I think maybe I'll call a Subaru dealer and see what they say since it's really an Impreza in disguise.
    There's that too...I just figured that since GM owned Saab when the vehicle was released they might service it for warranty purposes.
    5yo harnessed in a Britax Pioneer, one 3yo RF in a Fllo and another 3yo RF in a plum RXT, all in a 2014 Honda Accord.

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    Re: Airbag Recall Widens to 34M, Largest Recall in History

    Quote Originally Posted by jwilliams View Post
    There's that too...I just figured that since GM owned Saab when the vehicle was released they might service it for warranty purposes.
    Ha! I didn't even know that! I thought you were pullin' that one outta your hat!
    Yes, that would make sense then to go to GM.
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    Re: Airbag Recall Widens to 34M, Largest Recall in History

    Quote Originally Posted by julia94115 View Post
    GM?? I think maybe I'll call a Subaru dealer and see what they say since it's really an Impreza in disguise.
    Yep, Subaru is handling it. The airbag recall for your vehicle was issued in December, at least for those owned in certain areas with high humidy. Here's what NHTSA says about it:

    Report Receipt Date: DEC 01, 2014
    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V763000
    Component(s): AIR BAGS
    All Products Associated with this Recall expand
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    Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.
    SUMMARY:
    Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2005 Legacy, Outback, Baja, 2004-2005 Impreza (including WRX/STI), and 2005 Saab 9-2X vehicles sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Florida and adjacent counties in southern Georgia, as well as the coastal areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
    CONSEQUENCE:
    In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.
    REMEDY:
    Subaru will notify their owners and Saab owners will be notified by General Motors. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on January 15, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Owners of Saab vehicles should call toll-free 1-800-955-9007. Subaru's number for this recall is WQP-51. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V-471.
    NOTES:
    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.
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    Re: Airbag Recall Widens to 34M, Largest Recall in History

    Quote Originally Posted by BookMama View Post
    Yep, Subaru is handling it. The airbag recall for your vehicle was issued in December, at least for those owned in certain areas with high humidy. Here's what NHTSA says about it:
    Interesting. I've not heard of anything before now. I wonder if I classify as "high humidity"? I live at the beach but in Northern California...hmmm...
    Will look into it!
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    Re: Airbag Recall Widens to 34M, Largest Recall in History

    Quote Originally Posted by julia94115 View Post
    Ha! I didn't even know that! I thought you were pullin' that one outta your hat!
    Yes, that would make sense then to go to GM.
    Yup, Saab was a wholly-owned GM subsidiary from 2000-2010. I'm just glad someone is taking care of it for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by julia94115 View Post
    Interesting. I've not heard of anything before now. I wonder if I classify as "high humidity"? I live at the beach but in Northern California...hmmm... Will look into it!
    I think it's limited to the areas mentioned in the text I included in my previous post.
    Last edited by BookMama; 05-20-2015 at 05:50 PM.
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    Re: Airbag Recall Widens to 34M, Largest Recall in History

    Thanks. Only our Mustang is affected. We never drive it so it's kind of a relief.
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