More Models Added to Takata Airbag Recall

More vehicles have been identified in the massive Takata airbag recall. 

Automakers along with federal officials have announced a new batch of affected vehicles that fall under the large 17 million vehicle recall expansion that was announced last week. Of those 17 million, only about 5.3 million specific nameplates have been identified. In total, about 34 million vehicles are affected by the issue.

Three companies have been identified in this announcement: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Honda and BMW (see the full list of affected vehicles below).

Roughly 4.5 million of the additional vehicles come from FCA, the majority of which are trucks and SUVs. Model years range from 2003 to 2011. In total, FCA has now recalled 5.2 million vehicles globally over the issue.

From BMW, 420,000 vehicles have been added to the list, all of which range from the 2002 to 2006 model year.

Finally, Honda has tacked on about 350,000 cars ranging from the 2006 to 2007 model year. Honda says it is likely that more of its cars will be added to the list, though it may take a few weeks to sort through which models are included.

Last week, Takata admitted that at least 34 million vehicles were equipped with faulty airbags in the U.S. after being pressure by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the affected cars, the airbags can go off with too much force, causing the inflator to explode which can hurl shrapnel at the occupants. The root cause of the issue is still unknown.

The recall will likely take years to fully complete, with regulators saying that it is the largest product recall in U.S. history.

Fiat Chrysler

Recall 15V-313: 4,066,732 vehicles for defective driver-side inflators:

– 2005-2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup

– 2004-2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup

– 2006-2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup

– 2007-2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Cab Chassis

– 2008-2010 Dodge Ram 4500/5500 Cab Chassis

– 2008-2009 Sterling 4500/5500 Cab Chassis

– 2004-2008 Dodge Durango

– 2007-2008 Chrysler Aspen

– 2005-2010 Chrysler 300/300C/SRT8

– 2005-2010 Dodge Charger/Magnum

– 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota

– 2006-2010 Mitsubishi Raider

Recall 15V-312: 438,156 vehicles for defective passenger-side inflator:

– 2003 Dodge Ram 1500/2500/3500


438,156 cars for defective passenger-side inflators:

2005 Honda Civic

– 2006-2007 Honda Accord


Recall 15V-318: 420,661 vehicles for defective driver-side air bag inflators:

2002-2005 BMW 325i/325xi/330i/330xi Sedan

2002-2005 BMW 325xi/325i Sports Wagon

2002-2006 BMW 330Ci/325Ci/M3 Convertible

2002-2006 BMW 325i/330i/M3 Coupe

2002-2003 BMW M5/540i/525i/530i Sedan

2002-2003 BMW 540i/525i Sports Wagon

2003-2004 BMW X5 3.0i/4.4i Sports Activity Vehicle

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