Takata’s Airbags Are Dangerous and Deadly
Every airbag needs an inflator. Otherwise you’d just get hit with a flying sac of fabric in an accident. Inflators are typically metal cartridges with propellant wafers inside.
Takata used ammonium nitrate as their propellent and it quickly became clear that their inflators were deploying with too much force during an accident.
In fact, some inflators were exploding and sending metal shards flying throughout the cabin. Those shards have killed 9 people and injured 140 more.
What Makes the Inflators Explode
An Independent Testing Coalition found that:
- The ammonium nitrate doesn’t include a substance to absorb moisture. In areas of high humidity the chemical can become highly unstable and dangerous.
- The metal inflators aren’t designed to protect the ammonium nitrate from excess moisture.
Because of their vulnerability to moisture, the recalls have focused first on customers in the following locations:
- Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam and American Samoa.
It’s important to note that not all of the recalled inflators contain ammonium nitrate.
In February 2016, Honda expanded their Takata recall list to include vehicles with PSDI-5 inflators. None of those particular inflators have exploded.
High Risk Vehicles
Certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles have been labeled as having a “high risk” of airbag inflator ruptures. In late June, 2016, NHTSA urged owners of these cars to stop driving immediately.
Vehicles that have spent a significant amount of time in areas of high-humidity — Florida, Texas, Gulf Coast, Southern CA, etc — have been found to rupture 50% of the time in laboratory settings.
“With as high as a 50 percent chance of a dangerous air bag inflator rupture in a crash, these vehicles are unsafe and need to be repaired immediately,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Folks should not drive these vehicles unless they are going straight to a dealer to have them repaired immediately, free of charge.”
The “High Risk” List
- 2001-2002 Honda Civic
- 2001-2002 Honda Accord
- 2002-2003 Acura TL
- 2002 Honda CR-V
- 2002 Honda Odyssey
- 2003 Acura CL
- 2003 Honda Pilot
The vehicles in question were recalled between 2008 and 2011 and according to NHTSA 70% have been repaired. But that leaves approximately 313,000 vehicles that are ticking time-bombs. It is critical that they get fixed and replacement parts will be available immediately.
Own one these cars?
- Visit SaferCar.gov to check whether their vehicle has any outstanding safety recalls.
- Call your nearest dealer and schedule a no-cost, immediate repair
Which Vehicles Are Recalled?
Keeping track of which vehicles have been recalled is difficult — the recalls have been spread out over years, sometimes expand, and keep splitting into zones. Based on our research, here's a look at where things stand.
|MDX||2003-2006||Zone A, B|
|TSX Wagon||2011||Zone A|
|A4||2004-2008||Zone A, B|
|A4 Cabriolet||2009||Zone B|
|A4 Sedan||2005-2008||Zone B|
|A6 Avant||2009||Zone B|
|A6 Sedan||2009||Zone B|
|S4 Cabriolet||2009||Zone B|
|S6 Sedan||2009||Zone B|
|X5 xDrive30i||2007-2012||Zone A|
|X5 xDrive35i||2007-2012||Zone A|
|X5 xDrive35d||2009-2011||Zone A|
|X5 xDrive48i||2007-2012||Zone A|
|X5 xDrive50i||2007-2012||Zone A|
|X5 M||2007-2012||Zone A|
|X6 xDrive35i||2012||Zone A|
|X6 xDrive50i||2012||Zone A|
|X6 ActiveHybrid||2010-2011||Zone A|
|X6 M||2008-2012||Zone A|
|Aspen||2007-2009||Zone A, B|
|Durango||2004-2009||Zone A, B|
|Magnum||2005-2008||Zone A, B, C|
|Ferrari||458 Italia||2012||Zone A|
|458 Spider||2012||Zone A|
|Fisker||Fisker Karma||2012||Zone A|
|Accord Crosstour||2008-2011||Zone A|
|Civic GX||2006-2011||Zone A|
|FCX Clarity||2010-2011||Zone A|
|Odyssey||2002-2004||Zone A, B, C|
|Pilot||2003-2008||Zone A, B|
|Infiniti||FX35||2005-2008||Zone A, B|
|i30||2003-2004||Zone A, B, C|
|i35||2003-2004||Zone A, B, C|
|M35||2006-2010||Zone A, B|
|M45||2006-2010||Zone A, B|
|Jeep||Wrangler||2007-2012||Zone A, B|
|Land Rover||Range Rover||2007-2012||Zone A|
|Lexus||ES 350||2007-2011||Zone A|
|GX 460||2010-2012||Zone A|
|IS F||2012||Zone A|
|IS 250||2010-2012||Zone A|
|IS 250C||2010-2012||Zone A|
|IS 350||2012||Zone A|
|IS 350C||2010-2012||Zone A|
|IS F||2008-2011||Zone A|
|C63 AMG||2008-2012||Zone A|
|C63 AMG||2009||Zone B|
|C63 AMG Couple||2012||Zone A|
|C250 Coupe||2012||Zone A|
|C300 4Matic||2008-2012||Zone A|
|C350 Coupe||2012||Zone A|
|C350 Coupe 4Matic||2012||Zone A|
|E350 Cabriolet||2012||Zone A|
|E350 Coupe||2012||Zone A|
|E350 Coupe 4Matic||2012||Zone A|
|E550 Cabriolet||2012||Zone A|
|E550 Couple||2012||Zone A|
|GLK350 4Matic||2010-2012||Zone A|
|SLS AMG Cabriolet||2012||Zone A|
|SLS AMG Coupe||2012||Zone A|
|Raider||2006-2009||Zone A, B|
|Ram||1500||2004-2008||Zone A, B|
|2500||2005-2009||Zone A, B, C|
|3500||2006-2009||Zone A, B|
|3500 Cab Chassis||2007-2010||Zone A|
|4500 Cab Chassis||2008-2010||Zone A|
|5500 Cab Chassis||2008-2009||Zone A|
|Saab||9-2X||2006||Zone A, B, C|
|Subaru||Baja||2005-2006||Zone A, B|
|Impreza WRX||2006-2011||Zone A|
|Impreza STi||2006-2011||Zone A|
|Legacy||2003-2004||Zone A, B, C|
|Outback||2003-2004||Zone A, B, C|
|Tesla||Model S||2012||Zone A|
What are Zones?
Takata recalls are increasingly being broken down into what NHTSA calls zones. A zone is a group of states and territories where a vehicle was originally sold or registered at some point in time. A few notes about zones:
- A vehicle can be recalled in more than one zone.
- When no zone is defined, the recall was more widespread. Possibly internationally.
- If you find this all very confusing, you’re not alone my friend.
So, here we go:
- Zone A: 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.
- Zone B: 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.
- Zone C: 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.
* Excludes C55 AMG, but includes the 2009-2011 C63 AMG. I know, right?
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— General Motors has more problems associated with airbag manufacturer Takata, although in different ways than previous issues with exploding airbags. GM says more than 3,100 model year 2016 Chevrolet Malibu cars have side airbags that can ...
Toyota Expands Takata Airbag Recall by 330,000 Cars Takata airbags cause Toyota to expand previous recalls of Toyota Corolla, Matrix and Lexus SC 430.
— Takata airbags have taken another toll on Toyota as the automaker announces the expansion of two recalls involving front passenger airbag inflators. The automaker says about 330,000 model year 2008 Corolla, Corolla Matrix and 2008-2010 Lexus ...
Nearly 70 Percent of Takata Airbags Unrepaired Deadly Takata airbag inflators still in millions of vehicles, internal memos show pattern of lies.
— Nearly 70 percent of recalled Takata airbag inflators still need to be replaced as of February 12, 2016. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says over 7 million airbag inflators have been replaced so far, but that still ...
Why Do Takata Airbags Explode? Science Has Answered Scientists say Takata inflators explode due to ammonium nitrate left unprotected from moisture.
— The question of why Takata airbags explode might finally be answered as a group of scientists released results of their research into the problem. Blamed on at least 10 deaths and 139 injuries, the metal inflator inside the airbag can explode ...
Saab and Saturn Cars Recalled To Fix Takata Airbags General Motors recalls 200,000 Saab and Saturn cars to replace driver-side Takata airbag inflators.
— General Motors has announced it is part of a recall of 5 million Takata airbag inflators that can explode and kill vehicle occupants. GM says about 200,000 Saab and Saturn cars in Canada and the U.S. need new driver-side airbag inflators. Those ...
Volkswagen Recalls 850,000 Vehicles to Replace Takata Airbags VW and Audi recall numerous models to replace driver-side Takata airbag inflators that can explode.
— Volkswagen is recalling about 850,000 VW and Audi vehicles to replace Takata frontal airbag inflators that can explode when the airbags deploy. The recall follows a separate recall of VW and Audi vehicles with Takata seat-mounted airbags that ...
Mercedes-Benz Recalls 711,000 Vehicles To Replace Airbag Inflators Total of 847,000 Daimler and Mercedes vehicles recalled to replace Takata airbag inflators.
— Mercedes-Benz is recalling over 711,000 vehicles to replace dangerous Takata airbag inflators, and parent company Daimler is recalling another 136,000. Mercedes says the following vehicles are part of the 711,000: 2009-2010 Mercedes-Benz ...
BMW Recalls 840,000 Vehicles To Replace Takata Inflators BMW says driver-side Takata airbag inflators need replaced after airbags explode during tests.
— BMW is recalling 840,000 vehicles in the U.S. to replace Takata airbags that can explode. The automaker says none of the vehicles have been included in past Takata recalls. Listed among the latest recall are the following vehicles that need ...
Mazda B-Series Trucks Recalled to Replace Takata Airbags Mazda recalls 19,000 B-series trucks to replace dangerous and deadly Takata airbag inflators.
— Mazda is as tired of Takata airbags as every other automaker, but the fatigue continues as Mazda recalls 19,700 B-series trucks. The automaker says 2004-2006 B-series trucks in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Saipan need new driver's side frontal ...
Volkswagen Recalls Cars With Explosive Seat-Mounted Airbags VW and Audi recall 734 newer Tiguan and Q5 vehicles to replace seat-mounted Takata airbags.
— Volkswagen has caught the infectious Takata airbag disease that has caused millions of cars to be recalled by at least 12 auto manufacturers. VW says 734 model year 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan and Audi Q5 vehicles have seat-mounted airbags that ...
Takata Airbags Cause Honda to Recall 2.2 Million Vehicles Honda and Acura have now recalled 8.5 million vehicles to replace dangerous Takata airbag inflators.
— Honda is adding to its massive number of recalled vehicles to replace Takata airbags. The automaker says another 2.2 million vehicles are added to bring the total of Takata-equipped Honda and Acura recalled vehicles to 8.5 million. This ...
Toyota Recalls Older Vehicles With Airbags That Spontaneously Deploy Toyota recalls 320,000 older Toyota and Lexus vehicles with curtain airbags that have injured people
— Toyota is recalling 320,000 older Toyota and Lexus vehicles to fix airbag problems. However, the airbag issues aren't related to the millions of vehicles recalled due to airbag manufacturer Takata. Affected are the following models: 2003-2006 ...
Ford Recalls Ranger Trucks After Driver Killed by Airbag Ford recalls 391,000 Ford Ranger trucks to replace Takata driver-side airbag inflators.
— After learning a Ford Ranger driver had been killed by an exploding Takata airbag, Ford is recalling over 391,000 Ranger trucks in the U.S. and Canada. Ford says the 2004-2006 Ford Rangers have dangerous driver-side Takata airbags that will ...
Takata Recalls 5 Million Airbags Affecting 10 Automakers After death of Ford Ranger driver, Takata says another 5 million airbag inflators will be recalled.
— Takata, the airbag company that has caused at least 10 deaths from exploding airbags, will recall over 5 million airbag inflators currently installed in numerous makes and models of cars. The recall was ordered after the death of a Ford ...
Ford Ranger Driver Killed by Takata Airbag in South Carolina Joel Knight, 52, was killed when his 2006 Ford Ranger airbag exploded after the truck hit a cow.
— A 2006 Ford Ranger Takata airbag death in South Carolina is the 10th confirmed fatality caused by an exploding Takata airbag inflator. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says the December 22, 2015, accident involved ...
Mazda Recalls 375,000 Cars Equipped with Takata Airbags After previous recalls, Mazda orders another recall to replace more Takata airbags.
— Mazda is recalling nearly 375,000 cars in the U.S. to replace passenger-side Takata airbags, mostly in cars that have already been recalled for Takata airbag problems. For previous Mazda owners who have went through the time and trouble ...
Honda Confirms Takata Airbag Killed Pennsylvania Teen Honda says Takata airbag in a 2001 Honda Accord killed 13-year-old boy from Pennsylvania.
— Honda has confirmed the death of a 13-year-old boy in a 2001 Honda Accord was caused by an exploding Takata airbag. Although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had released information about the death , Honda at the time said ...
Honda Recalls CR-V to Replace Takata Airbag Inflators Honda recalls another 127,000 vehicles to replace dangerous passenger-side Takata airbags.
— Honda is recalling additional vehicles to replace passenger frontal airbag inflators made by Takata. The automaker says 127,000 model year 2003-2004 CR-V SUVs will be called back, adding to the 3.3 million passenger airbag inflators already ...
Takata Airbag Death Toll at 9 The Takata airbag death toll increased to 9 with the announcement of a teen killed by an inflator.
— The Takata airbag death toll increased by one as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced another death from an exploding Takata airbag inflator. It's the eighth confirmed Takata-related death in the U.S., with ...
Honda and Takata Racketeering Lawsuit Moves Forward Federal judge says racketeering class-action lawsuit against Honda and Takata won't be dismissed.
— Federal racketeering charges against Honda and airbag maker Takata can move forward after U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno refused to dismiss multidistrict litigation against the companies. Over 100 vehicle owners and four auto recyclers ...
Ford Tosses Takata, Toyota Recalls Takata Airbags Ford won't use ammonium nitrate airbags and Toyota recalls 1.6 million vehicles with Takata airbags.
— Takata better hope its non-airbag business is enough to sustain the company because when it comes to vehicle airbags, the game might be over. And for airbags made with ammonium nitrate, the game is definitely over. First to abandon Takata ...
Toyota and Mazda Wave Goodbye to Takata First Honda, now Toyota and Mazda say Takata airbag inflators made with ammonium nitrate are out.
— Airbag manufacturer Takata is watching as its automobile airbag customers drive away and out of sight, at least while Takata uses airbags made with the explosive chemical, ammonium nitrate. Although there is still no official root cause ...
Honda Leaves Takata at the Curb Honda says Takata manipulated airbag data, will no longer use Takata as airbag supplier.
— Honda has finally kicked out Takata and its exploding airbags after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nailed Takata with a $200 million penalty. Publicly Honda stood by Takata's side through the deaths, recalls and government ...
Takata Gets Hit With $200 Million Penalty For Exploding Airbags Department of Transportation fines airbag maker Takata $200 million for failures going back to 2009.
— The U.S. Department of Transportation, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has fined airbag manufacturer Takata with the largest civil penalty in U.S. history. NHTSA issued two orders against Takata totally ...
Honda Recalls 2016 CR-V After Takata Airbag Explodes Model year 2016 Honda CR-V recalled after Takata airbag inflator casing explodes during test.
— Honda and Takata are once again partners in recall news as Honda announces 515 model year 2016 Honda CR-V SUVs need airbags repaired. The automaker discovered the problem after a driver's side Takata front airbag exploded during a test in ...
Takata Airbag Explosion Filmed in Slow Motion Slow motion video shows what happens when a Takata airbag inflator explodes.
— Car owners have talked about Takata airbag explosions but most consumers have only seen or read about the aftermath of what an exploding airbag inflator can do to the human body. Blamed on at least eight deaths and over 100 injuries, the ...
MINI Cooper Recall Ordered To Fix Takata Airbags Takata airbags strike MINI and BMW cars again, this time because the airbags don't deploy.
— BMW has more Takata airbag problems, but this time it's not because the airbags will explode in your face . Over 6,000 BMW and MINI cars are recalled because the passenger-side airbags can fail to protect passengers. The recalled cars include ...
Takata Airbag Recalls Could Expand to More Automakers Seven additional automakers asked to provide info concerning models equipped with Takata inflators.
— Takata airbag recalls might be expanded to include automakers that haven't had their names thrown into the Takata airbag circus ring. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) believes there are at least 23.4 million Takata ...
Takata Airbag Recall List Expanded Government updates the Takata airbag recall list to include more vehicles and automakers.
— The Takata airbag recall list has been updated and expanded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to include two additional automakers and more vehicles. For months it was believed defective Takata airbag inflators ...
NHTSA: 23.4 Million Defective Takata Airbag Inflators Still in Cars Government says 23.4 million exploding Takata airbag inflators are still on American roads.
— If you know about exploding airbags made by Takata and are terrified to get into a fender-bender that could make the airbags explode, the latest word from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) won't be much comfort. NHTSA ...
Government Has Questions About Takata Airbags in VW Vehicles Volkswagen Tiguan experiences exploding Takata airbag, first in a VW vehicle.
— It's possible another automaker will have to cope with the disastrous consequences of exploding Takata airbags as Volkswagen is now answering questions about a 2015 VW Tiguan. Volkswagen hasn't been part of the Takata airbag mess as 11 automakers ...
Ferrari Recalls 814 Expensive Cars For Takata Airbag Problems Takata airbags can deploy crooked in Ferrari cars that range in price from $200,000 to $1.5 million.
— Ferrari is recalling 814 supercars that range in price from $200,000 to $1.5 million each, all because of problems with the driver-side airbags. Over the past year, the airbag company Takata typically comes to mind because of nearly 60 million ...
Dodge Challenger Recalled To Replace 'Batwing' Airbag Inflators Chrysler recalls over 88,000 Dodge Challengers to replace metal batwing inflators in Takata airbags.
— Add the Dodge Challenger to the terribly long list of cars recalled because of explosive Takata airbags. Fiat Chrysler says over 88,000 model year 2008-2010 Dodge Challengers have driver-side front airbags that could explode when the airbags ...
Mazda Owners Must Have Airbag Inflators Replaced Twice Mazda recalls 445,000 cars to replace the driver airbag inflators, then will have to do it again.
— If you own a 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 or a 2004-2008 Mazda RX-8, prepare to visit your dealership twice to have the same work performed on the front airbag system. Mazda is recalling 445,000 cars to replace the driver-side ...
Death of Jewel Brangman Caused by Takata Airbag Eighth Takata airbag victim, Jewel Brangman, killed in a rented 2001 Honda Civic.
— Honda has confirmed an eighth death caused by metal shrapnel from an exploding Takata airbag. Jewel Brangman, 26, was driving a rented 2001 Honda Civic on September 7, 2014, when the Civic was involved in an accident in Los Angeles County. The ...
Takata Airbag Recalls Expanded to 34 Million Vehicles U.S. government takes control of Takata airbag recalls, 34 million vehicles now affected.
— After getting beat-up by a $14,000 daily fine concerning its defective airbag inflators, Takata is expanding previous airbag inflator recalls to include almost 34 million vehicles. Previous passenger-side airbag recalls that involved regional ...