Takata Airbag Recall
The Takata airbag manufacturer has recently issued a recall notice for a dozen vehicle brands that are affected by faulty airbags, including a Toyota recall.
The recall comes after issues with the internal deflator and propellant devices, which may deploy improperly and shoot shrapnel into the vehicle’s occupants. Over two million vehicles are affected.
We’ve compiled a couple of great sources which you can use to determine if your vehicle is affected by this recall.
Here is a quick informative video by Consumer Reports explaining the Takata airbag issue:
Helpful Toyota Recall Websites
Car And Driver Blog
First is the Car and Driver blog, which features a comprehensive list of makes and model years and does not require you to have your VIN on hand, is found HERE.
The second resource, from safercar.gov, determines if your specific vehicle is affected. This website will also cover any recalls over the past fifteen years.
You will need to have your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on hand. This number is usually found on the driver’s hand side at the bottom of your windshield, or inside your driver’s side door. Check your vehicle’s manual if you are unable to locate your VIN.
Once you have your VIN handy, simply input the number into the box on the safercar.gov website. The website will display all current recall notices for your vehicle.
What You Should Do
If you think that your car has Takata airbags and is included in this recall, contact T3 Atlanta for assistance.