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How to Check Your Vehicle for an Unfixed Takata Airbag Recall – NBC Chicago

By Vaseline May30,2024
How to Check Your Vehicle for an Unfixed Takata Airbag Recall – NBC Chicago

Ten years after a nationwide recall of Takata airbags, there are still more than six million vehicles fitted with the dangerous devices on the road, according to new data.

A new report from Carfax shows that Illinois is among the states with thousands of recalled airbags that have yet to be replaced.

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the airbags can explode when deployed. According to the agency, 27 people have been killed in the United States, while at least 400 others have been injured.

At least 19 different manufacturers were affected when more than 67 million Takata airbags in more than 40 million vehicles were recalled.

According to Carfax, there are still 167,000 Takata airbags in vehicles in Illinois today.

The large number of vehicles still equipped with the dangerous airbags today may be due to drivers missing the recall notice or mistaking it for junk mail, said Patrick Olsen, editor-in-chief of Carfax.

“Any consumer curious about whether their vehicle has an unfixed recall can visit Carfax.com/recall. Enter your VIN or license plate information and you will be told for free if there is an unfixed recall for your car,” Olsen told NBC 5 Responds.

Car dealers are required to repair any vehicle with an open safety recall at no charge to the owner. If they refuse, you should contact your automaker for instructions, or file a complaint with the NHTSA.

Visit the Carfax website to see if your vehicle contains a recalled Takata airbag.

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