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Takata Adds 3.3M Vehicles To Recall

January 9, 2018 0 Comments

There’s been a major update to the Takata airbag situation, as many more vehicles from a wide range of manufacturers are being recalled.

According to CNBC, the Takata airbag recall just expanded by 3.3 million units. As we’ve reported on consistently for the past few years, the Takata airbag recall impacted at least 42 million vehicles in the U.S. The potentially faulty airbag inflator systems have been linked to at least 20 deaths worldwide. The airbag inflator systems have reportedly prematurely deployed, causing severe injuries and even death.

This particular recall is targeting frontal airbag systems in select 2009-10, as well as 2013 vehicles from: Mazda, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Fiat Chrysler, Subaru, Ford, Nissan, GM, Jaguar-Land Rover, Audi, BMW and Tesla. Further information on this recall is expected from automakers and NHTSA this month.

The Takata airbag recall was the largest of its kind in U.S. history. What is the strategy at your store or group when it comes to facilitating large-scale automaker safety recall repairs?

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