OHIO- The Ohio State Highway Patrol has issued a stark reminder to folks that own vehicles which still operate using faulty and recalled airbags.
“Heat and humidity can cause recalled airbags to explode on impact, putting your life and the lives of your passengers at risk. Check for recalls at CheckToProtect.org. #CheckToProtect #CheckForRecalls”
NHTSA- More Takata air bags have been recalled. The recalls, in 2019 and 2020, involve Takata air bags built with non-azide driver inflators (NADI), and are separate from the much larger and ongoing Takata air bag inflator safety recalls.
The air bags that are part of these recalls have defective inflators that could explode or cause the air bag to not inflate properly when it deploys. A faulty seal on the inflator is believed to cause the problem. If the inflator is not sealed properly, moisture can get into the propellant used to inflate the air bag and cause the inflator to malfunction. This could lead to the air bag deploying slowly during a crash, which means it won’t protect you as it’s designed. Or, it could also lead to the inflator deploying aggressively and even exploding. The metal parts from the exploding inflator could injure or kill someone.
Vehicles containing NADI inflators were made by Toyota, BMW, Audi, Honda and Mitsubishi. Also included: the Isuzu Oasis.
BMW recalls (108,581 vehicles)
1999-2001: 323i, 325i, 328i, 330i
2000-2001: 323Ci, 325Ci, 328Ci, 330Ci, 323iT, 325iT
BMW Do Not Drive recall (7,910 vehicles)
NHTSA recall number 19V851
1999: Certain 323i and 328i vehicles
BMW has decided a subset of its recalled vehicles, approximately 8,000, are at high-risk and has recommended that owners do not drive the vehicle until it is repaired.
Toyota recalls (138,842 vehicles)
NHTSA recall number 20V033
1998-1999: RAV4 EV, Celica
Audi recalls (106,857 vehicles)
NHTSA recall number 20V056
2000: TT Coupe
2000-2001: TT Roadster
Honda recalls (2,376,671 vehicles)
1996-2000: Honda Civic Coupe
1997-1998: Acura 2.2CL, Honda EV Plus
1997-1999: Acura 3.0CL
1997-2001: Honda CR-V
1998-1999: Acura 2.3CL
1998-2000: Honda Accord Coupe, Honda Accord Sedan, Honda Civic Sedan
1998-2001: Honda Odyssey
1998-2003: Acura 3.5RL
1999-2001: Acura 3.2TL
2001-2002: Acura MDX, Acura 3.2CL
Isuzu recalls (included in Honda’s filing)
1998-1999: Isuzu Oasis
Mitsubishi recalls (20,000 vehicles)
NHTSA recall number 20V035
What you can do
- Go to NHTSA.gov/Recalls to check your VIN.
- Sign up to get email alerts about future safety recalls, or download NHTSA’s SaferCar app.
- Get the recall fixed immediately, for free, when you receive a notification from your dealer that repair parts are available.