The recall of the Takata air bag inflators has expanded to 14 auto makers.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted documents including vehicles made by Ford, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Daimler Vans, Toyota, Tesla, BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Mazda, Subaru, Jaguar-Land Rover, McLaren and Volkswagen. Toyota, Ford and Honda released their models impacted last week.
In December, Takata recalled more vehicles impacted by faulty air bag inflators, which expanded to the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.
Essentially, the company uses chemical ammonium nitrat to create a small explosion that fills air bags quickly in a crash. However, those chemicals can deteriorate when exposed to high humidity and temperatures and burn too fast which would blow apart a metal canister which can hurl hot shrapnel into faces of passengers. 21 people have been killed worldwide and more than 180 injured.
To see if your vehicle is impacted, CLICK HERE and enter your vehicle’s 17 digit identification number which is found on your registration.
Source: USA Today