How do I know if my car has a recall on Takata?

How do I know if my car has a recall on Takata?

Visit Transport Canada’s motor vehicle safety recalls database: You can also find a list of all affected vehicles at:

Is my car part of the Takata airbag recall?

Visit to find out if your car or truck is under recall. Search using your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Your search result will tell you if your car or truck is included in this recall or any other safety recall. Call your local dealer to schedule the FREE repair.

Which cars do not use Takata airbags?

Automakers Without Takata’s Volatile Inflators in Their New Cars

  • BMW Group (BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce brands)
  • Ford (Ford, Lincoln)
  • Honda (Honda, Acura)
  • Hyundai–Kia.
  • Jaguar Land Rover.
  • Mazda.
  • Nissan (Nissan, Infiniti)
  • Subaru.

What year cars are being recalled?

The recall covers certain Optima sedans from 2013 through 2015 and Sorento SUVs from 2014 and 2015. The same vehicles were recalled last year because brake fluid can leak into a control computer, causing an electrical short.

Why do airbags explode?

When a car crash happens, an electrical charge is triggered, causing the sodium azide or sodium hydroxide to explode and convert to nitrogen gas inside the bag. Often the bag ruptures and the high-temperature gases burn the driver or passengers.

How serious is the Takata airbag recall?

Approximately 67 million Takata air bags (priority groups 1-12) have been recalled because these air bags can explode when deployed, causing serious injury or even death. All vehicle owners should: Check for Recalls using your vehicle identification number (VIN).

Why do Airbags explode?

What cars are recalled because of airbags?

All of these particular vehicles are being called in for their passenger-side airbags. Specific models involved are: 2003–2007 Corolla and Corolla Matrix, 2005–2007 Sequoia, 2005–2006 Tundra, and 2003–2007 Lexus SC430. Takata recalls now cover some 2.9 million vehicles in the United States.

Why are Kia engines failing?

Kia is recalling 147,249 2021 Seltos subcompact SUVs and 2020-2021 Soul wagons to address a problem with the 2.0-liter engine. An inconsistent heat-treating process for the piston oil rings can damage the engine and lead to a loss of power, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Why are Kia cars catching on fire?

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors have announced recall of more than 6 lakh vehicles to fix a brake fluid leak that could lead to fire. According to the carmakers, the brake fluid leak could possibly cause electrical short that can lead to fires.

At what speed do airbags deploy?

Typically, a front airbag will deploy for unbelted occupants when the crash is the equivalent of an impact into a rigid wall at 10-12 mph. Most airbags will deploy at a higher threshold — about 16 mph — for belted occupants because the belts alone are likely to provide adequate protection up to these moderate speeds.

At what speed do airbags become ineffective?

Frontal air bags are generally designed to deploy in “moderate to severe” frontal or near-frontal crashes, which are defined as crashes that are equivalent to hitting a solid, fixed barrier at 8 to 14 mph or higher. (This would be equivalent to striking a parked car of similar size at about 16 to 28 mph or higher.)

Is your car part of the Takata airbag recall?

If you find out that your car or truck is part of the Takata airbag recall, you should contact a dealership immediately and set up a repair. There should be no charge to have the defective Takata airbags in your vehicle replaced.

What vehicles are involved in airbag recall?

Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Mazda are involved in a massive airbag recall that could see as many as 2.9-million vehicles worldwide recalled for exploding airbags. The Japanese airbag supplier Takata makes airbags for many manufacturers that also includes BMW and General Motors.

What is recall automotive?

An auto recall occurs when a manufacturer (or the NHTSA ) determines that a car model (or several models) has a safety-related defect or does not comply with a federal safety standard. When this happens, the automaker will alert owners to the problem and usually offer a free repair.