Takata airbag recall has already affected Audi, Daimler Vans, BMW, Subaru, Tesla, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen. The report suggests that more models will be affected. According to AssociatedPress, about 1.7 million vehicles are affected in United States alone. The affected models are affected by faulty airbag inflators which are responsible for the death of at least 23 people and more than 100 injuries worldwide. The report said that chemical that can deteriorate after prolonged exposure to humidity and high temperatures, the airbag inflators can rupture during an accident, spraying shrapnel throughout the cabin.
Hence, Takata equipped cars are most in danger around Gulf of Mexico. This region is renowned for high humidity, although other regions cannot be excluded. If we discuss about United States alone, it is estimated that around 10 million vehicles are affected and will be called back as part of this safety campaign this year. It is estimated that by the end of year 2020 about 70 million cars will be recalled. If we quote directly from NHTSA website, AssociatedPress reveals that more than more than 50 million cars is included in this recall until last December.
Out of 50 million cars, 27 million have their airbag inflators replaced and it leaves more than 23 million which is yet to be serviced. If you are eager to know about the affected Takata airbag cars, you can visit this link. Users have to fit in Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). We are attaching list of affected outlets:
2000-2004 and 2007-2015 BMW – 266,044 units
2015-2017 Daimler Vans – 159,689 units
2014-2018 Ferrari – 11,176 units
2010-2017 Mercedes-Benz – 288,779 units
2010-2014 Subaru Forester, Legacy, Outback – 826,144 units
2014-2016 Tesla Model S – 68,736 units
2015-2017 Volkswagen/Audi(Passat included) – 119,394 units