The recall affecting multiple different car manufacturers and models continues to expand, as Nissan has added more makes and models to its list of recalled cars. The recall now includes vehicles from the following car companies: Acura, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge/Ram, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Saab, Subaru, and Toyota. See below for a full list of vehicles in the recall.
This recall affects passenger air bags manufactured by the Japanese company Takata. The airbags subject to the recall have a defect that could cause them to explode with too much force and spray metal shrapnel at occupants. This is obviously an incredibly serious and crucial defect, as airbags already deploy at an extremely high speed, and are designed to provide safety for the driver and passengers. The recall is especially critical for those residents of Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi, as the airbags are said to malfunction in areas of high humidity. The Nissan recall now affects 52,738 vehicles with 11 million total vehicles in the United States and 17 million globally being recalled for the defective Takata airbags.
While the total numbers of injuries caused by this defect are unknown, at least four deaths and dozens of injuries have already been reportedly linked to the problem. If you or someone you know has been injured in anyway by a Takata airbag, call the experienced attorneys at Fisher Injury Lawyers. Attorney Chris J. Day graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University and has extensive knowledge and experience in defect cases such as this one. Additionally, if you have any of the vehicles in the following list, contact your car dealer as soon as possible to get your airbag replaced.
Acura: 2002–2003 CL and TL; 2003–2006 MDX; 2005 RL
BMW (627,615): 2000–2005 3-series sedan and wagon; 2000–2006 3-series coupe and convertible; 2001–2006 M3 coupe and convertible
Chrysler (371,309, including Dodge): 2005–2008 Chrysler 300; 2007–2008 Aspen
Dodge/Ram (371,309, including Chrysler): 2003–2008 Dodge Ram 1500; 2005–2008 Ram 2500, Dakota, and Durango; 2006–2008 Ram 3500 and 4500; 2008 Ram 5500
Ford (58,669): 2004 Ranger; 2005–2006 GT; 2005–2007 Mustang
Honda (5,051,364, including Acura): 2001–2007 Accord; 2001–2005 Civic; 2002–2006 CR-V; 2002–2004 Odyssey; 2003–2011 Element; 2003–2007 Pilot; 2006 Ridgeline
Infiniti: 2001–2004 Infiniti I30/I35; 2002–2003 Infiniti QX4; 2003–2005 Infiniti FX35/FX45; 2006 Infiniti M35/M45
Lexus: 2002–2005 SC430
Mazda (64,872): 2003–2007 Mazda 6; 2006–2007 Mazdaspeed 6; 2004–2008 Mazda RX-8; 2004–2005 MPV; 2004 B-series
Mitsubishi (11,985): 2004–2005 Lancer; 2006–2007 Raider
Nissan (717,364, including Infiniti): 2001–2003 Maxima; 2001–2004 Pathfinder; 2002–2006 Nissan Sentra
Pontiac: 2003–2005 Vibe
Saab: 2005 9-2X
Subaru (17,516): 2003–2005 Baja, Legacy, Outback; 2004–2005 Impreza, Impreza WRX, Impreza WRX STI
Toyota (877,000, including Lexus and Pontiac Vibe): 2002–2005 Toyota Corolla and Sequoia; 2003–2005 Matrix, Tundra
Chris J. Day, Recall Injury Attorney
Chris J. Day, Personal Injury Lawyer
Source: Business Insider, Car and Driver