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NHTSA has sent letters to seven automakers, including VW and Tesla, asking which of their models contain Takata airbag inflators with ammonium nitrate propellant. The agency is considering a further expansion of the recall.


NHTSA has revised its estimates for the number of vehicles being driven with faulty Takata airbags, reducing it to 19.2 million vehicles and 23.4 million inflators. That figure is down from 34M inflators in 30M vehicles.


VW and Tesla are the only automakers that haven't recalled their cars with Takata's ammonium-nitrate-fueled airbag inflators.


Takata and the IIHS will be teaming up for a new campaign targeting owners of unrepaired cars affected by the supplier's sweeping airbag inflator recall.


FCA US is adding 88,000 examples of the 2008-2010 Dodge Challenger to the Takata inflator recall. The company recently conducted an audit of its affected vehicles and discovered that these coupes also needed the repair for the driver's side.


Despite government urging, Takata says that it has no plans to create a compensation fund for those harmed by the company's faulty airbag inflators. US Senator Richard Blumenthal plans to keep pressing the issue, though.


Honda is adding 4.5 million more vehicles to its Takata airbag recall, but none of them are in North America. The company found the problem after analyzing additional inflators from vehicles not previously covered.


A crash of a Nissan X-Trail in Japan sparked a fire when the hot shrapnel from a rupturing Takata airbag inflator ignited the dashboard. The driver suffered light burns in the incident.


Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada stepped in front of cameras, bowing deeply while issuing a public apology for his company's handling of its airbag recall.


Over 243,000 additional examples of the 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibes are in need of passenger-side airbag replacements in connection with the Takata recalls.


Toyota is expanding its Takata airbag inflator recall by an additional 1.37 million vehicles, including the 2003-2007 Corolla, Matrix, and Lexus SC430; the 2005-2006 Tundra; and the 2005-2007 Sequoia.


Honda is expanding its passenger's side Takata airbag inflator recall to affect an additional 1.39 million examples of the 2001-2005 Civic and the 2003-2007 Accord. In total, 2.3 million of the company's cars need the repairs just on that side.


Honda is revising its earnings for the last fiscal year to account for $363 million in costs globally for the Takata airbag recall.


The crash of a 2005 Honda Civic in Louisiana in April might be the seventh fatality linked to Takata's faulty airbag inflators.


BMW, FCA, Ford, Honda, Mitsubishi All Affected

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is starting to announce the expanded Takata airbag inflator recalls. FCA has over 5 million vehicles affected worldwide, and BMW has over 420,000 in the US. Honda's expansion includes 350,000 more Civics and Accords.


Honda is recalling 340,000 vehicles in Japan for a further expansion of its Takata airbag inflator recall. A broadened campaign in the US is also possible in the future.


Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru are expanding their global Takata inflator recalls by 715k. Many of these models are in Japan.


Three unnamed insiders have revealed that Takata changed its airbag inflator propellant in 2008 following a recall by Honda. The company's internal testing of inflators from recalled models shows hundreds of ruptures, as well.

Is Your Car Under Recall?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed May 19, that 33.8 million vehicles with Takata airbags are to be recalled.


Takata is launching a huge expansion of its inflator recall in the US to cover an estimated 33.8 million vehicles.


Nissan is recalling 326,000 vehicles in the US and Canada to replace their passenger side Takata airbag inflators. The campaign includes the 2004-2006 Sentra, 2004 Pathfinder, and 2005-2006 X-Trail.

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