Takata Airbag Recall Guide

Recall Guide


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[Editor’s note: This information is updated regularly using data from the NHTSA website.]

The process of repairing dangerous Takata airbag inflators that can explode continues during this unprecedented year. Here's an update on where things stand as of the latest numbers from the NHTSA. On its recall website, it lists the total recall completion rate at 77% (38,160,343) as of August 25, 2020, with 23% (11, 127,046) more to go. The recalled airbags that can explode if deployed due to chemical degradation are now responsible for 17 deaths in the U.S, following the recent confirmation of a death in Arizona in August of 2020 involving a 2002 Honda Civic. A separate group of defective Takata air bags was also recalled in late 2019 and is separate from the much larger recall. Read More About the 2nd Recall Here.


Updated Takata airbag recall graph
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SEPTEMBER 30, 2020: Last deadline for non-desiccated PSAN inflator recalls to launch (and vehicle manufacturers must have sufficient parts available for repairs).


NHTSA warns consumers to be aware of two critically important details about the original Takata recall:

1. The Danger of “Alpha” Air Bags: Certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles, 2006 Ford Ranger, and Mazda B-Series trucks are at a far higher risk for an air bag explosion that could injure or kill vehicle occupants. These are referred to as “Alpha” air bags. These vehicles can and should be repaired immediately. Do not drive these vehicles with Takata air bags unless you are going straight to a dealer to have them repaired immediately.

2. Additional Vehicles Will Be Recalled: Additional air bags were scheduled to be recalled by December 2019, bringing the total number of affected air bags to around 65-70 million. These vehicles may not currently appear affected by this recall using a VIN search. Sign up for Recall Alerts and make sure the address on your registration is current to be sure you’re notified of this or any other future recall.


NHTSA Timeline


DECEMBER 4, 2019 According the Associated Press, a new deadly airbag defect has been discovered in another version of Takata airbags. It is leading to the recall of 1.4 million additional vehicles from BMW, Audi, Honda and Mitsubishi.

December 21, 2018: NHTSA issues Takata update to update consumers.

July 18, 2018: A government audit into the NHTSA’s handling of the Takata recall attributes 15 deaths and more than 220 injuries in the U.S. to the faulty airbags that can explode due to the breakdown of a chemical propellant. The report also faults the NHTSA for a lack of oversight into its recall processes.

July 13, 2018: NHTSA urged automakers to speed up their completion rates and post their repair updates on their websites.

June 7, 2018: The NHTSA urged South Florida drivers to check their vehicle VIN numbers to see if their vehicle is under recall. The region is a high-risk area due to heat and humidity. Those are two factors that can cause the airbags chemical propellant to break down and cause an explosion when the inflator is deployed.

May 7, 2018: NHTSA issued a second public plea for owners to stop driving at-risk 2006 Ford Rangers and Mazda B-Series Trucks.

What Drivers Should Do


NHSTA urges all drivers to stay informed and safe by taking the following five actions:

  1. Visit NHTSA.gov/recalls to find out if your car or truck is under recall. Search using your VIN. Your search result will tell you if your car or truck is included in this or any other safety recall at this time. Vehicles scheduled for future recalls will not show up in this search, so it is important that you check regularly, at least twice per year.
  2. If your vehicle does have a recall, call your local dealer to schedule the free repair. Just remember that in the Takata air bag recalls, there are priority groups; parts are only available for certain vehicles starting on certain dates.
  3. Sign up at NHTSA.gov/Alerts to be notified by e-mail if your vehicle is affected by a future recall.
  4. Get answers to frequently asked questions at NHTSA.gov/takata.
  5. Help spread the word: share NHTSA’s consumer fact sheet and video with friends and family.


Acura

  • 2003 Acura 3.2CL
  • 2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL
  • 2013-2016 Acura ILX
  • 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid
  • 2003-2006 Acura MDX
  • 2007-2016 Acura RDX
  • 2005-2012 Acura RL
  • 2009-2011 Acura TSX
  • 2011 Acura TSX Sportswagon
  • 2009-2014 Acura TL
  • 2010-2013 Acura ZDX

Audi

  • 2005-2013 Audi A3
  • 2004-2008 Audi A4
  • 2006-2009 Audi A4 Cabrio
  • 2010-2011 Audi A5 Cabrio
  • 2005-2011 Audi A6
  • 2009-2012 Audi Q5
  • 2017 Audi R8
  • 2008 Audi RS 4 Cabriolet
  • 2007-2008 Audi RS 4 Sedan
  • 2005-2008 Audi S4 Avant
  • 2007-2009 Audi S4 Cabriolet
  • 2005-2008 Audi S4 Sedan
  • 2010-2012 Audi S5 Cabriolet
  • 2007-2011 Audi S6 Sedan
  • 2016-2017 Audi TT

BMW

  • 2008-2013 BMW 1 Series
  • 2000-2013 BMW 3 Series
  • 2002-2003 BMW 5 Series
  • 2011-2015 BMW X1
  • 2007-2010 BMW X3
  • 2003-2013 BMW X5
  • 2008-2014 BMW X6
  • 2010-2011 BMW X6 Hybrid

Cadillac

  • 2007-2011 Cadillac Escalade
  • 2007-2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 2007-2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT

Chevrolet

  • 2007-2011 Chevrolet Avalanche
  • 2007-2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • 2007-2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • 2007-2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
  • 2007-2011 Chevrolet Suburban
  • 2007-2011 Chevrolet Tahoe

Chrysler

  • 2005-2015 Chrysler 300
  • 2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen
  • 2007-2008 Chrysler Crossfire

Daimler Trucks

  • 2008-2009 Sterling Bullet 4500
  • 2008-2009 Sterling Bullet 5500

Daimler Vans

  • 2007-2009 Dodge Sprinter 2500
  • 2007-2009 Dodge Sprinter 3500
  • 2007-2014 Freightliner Sprinter 2500
  • 2007-2014 Freightliner Sprinter 3500
  • 2010-2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500
  • 2010-2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500

Dodge Ram

  • 2008-2012 Dodge Challenger
  • 2006-2012 Dodge Charger
  • 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota
  • 2004-2009 Dodge Durango
  • 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum
  • 2003-2009 Dodge Ram 1500
  • 2003-2009 Dodge Ram 2500
  • 2003-2010 Dodge Ram 3500
  • 2008-2010 Dodge Ram 4500
  • 2008-2010 Dodge Ram 5500

Ferrari

  • 2010-2015 Ferrari 458 Italia
  • 2014-2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale
  • 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale A
  • 2012-2015 Ferrari 458 Spider
  • 2016-2017 Ferrari 488 GTB
  • 2016-2017 Ferrari 488 Spider
  • 2009-2014 Ferrari California
  • 2015-2017 Ferrari California T
  • 2013-2017 Ferrari F12
  • 2016-2017 Ferrari F12 tdf
  • 2016 Ferrari F60
  • 2012-2016 Ferrari FF
  • 2017 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso

Fisker

  • 2012 Fisker Karma

Ford

  • 2007-2010 Ford Edge
  • 2006-2011 Ford Fusion
  • 2005-2006 Ford GT
  • 2005-2014 Ford Mustang
  • 2004-2011 Ford Ranger

GMC

  • 2007-2011 GMC Sierra 1500
  • 2007-2011 GMC Sierra 2500
  • 2007-2011 GMC Sierra 3500
  • 2007-2011 GMC Yukon
  • 2007-2011 GMC Yukon XL

Honda

  • 2001-2011 Honda Accord
  • 2010-2011 Honda Accord Crosstour
  • 2001-2011 Honda Civic
  • 2001-2004 Honda Civic CNG
  • 2006-2011 Honda Civic GX
  • 2003-2011 Honda Civic Hybrid
  • 2002-2011 Honda CR-V
  • 2011-2015 Honda CR-Z
  • 2003-2011 Honda Element
  • 2010-2014 Honda FCX Clarity
  • 2009-2013 Honda Fit
  • 2013-2014 Honda Fit EV
  • 2006-2011 Honda GL1800
  • 2010-2014 Honda Insight
  • 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003-2011 Honda Pilot
  • 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline

Infiniti

  • 2003-2008 Infiniti FX
  • 2001 Infiniti I30
  • 2002-2004 Infiniti I35
  • 2006-2010 Infiniti M
  • 2002-2003 Infiniti QX4

Jaguar

  • 2009-2011 Jaguar XF

Jeep

  • 2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler

Land Rover

  • 2007-2012 Land Rover Range Rover

Lexus

  • 2007-2012 Lexus ES350
  • 2010-2017 Lexus GX460
  • 2006-2013 Lexus IS250/350
  • 2010-2015 Lexus IS250C/350C
  • 2008-2014 Lexus IS-F
  • 2012 Lexus LFA
  • 2002-2010 Lexus SC430

Lincoln

  • 2007-2010 Lincoln MKX
  • 2006-2012 Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ

Mazda

  • 2004-2009 Mazda B-Series Trucks
  • 2007-2012 Mazda CX-7
  • 2007-2015 Mazda CX-9
  • 2003-2011 Mazda6
  • 2006-2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed6
  • 2004-2006 Mazda MPV
  • 2004-2011 Mazda RX-8

McLaren

  • 2016-2017 McLaren 570
  • 2015-2016 McLaren 650S
  • 2016 McLaren 675LT
  • 2012-2014 McLaren MP4-12C
  • 2011-2015 McLaren P1

Mercedes-Benz

  • 2005-2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • 2010-2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • 2011-2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio
  • 2010-2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
  • 2009-2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
  • 2010-2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  • 2009-2010 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class
  • 2009-2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
  • 2007-2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
  • 2011-2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class

Mercury

  • 2006-2011 Mercury Milan

Mitsubishi

  • 2012-2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
  • 2004-2007 Mitsubishi Lancer
  • 2004-2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
  • 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
  • 2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider

Nissan

  • 2007-2012 Nissan Versa
  • 2001-2003 Nissan Maxima
  • 2002-2004 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2002-2006 Nissan Sentra
  • 2007-2012 Nissan Versa

Pontiac

  • 2003-2010 Pontiac Vibe

Saab

  • 2005-2006 Saab 9-2x
  • 2006-2011 Saab 9-3
  • 2006-2009 Saab 9-5

Saturn

  • 2008-2009 Saturn Astra

Scion

  • 2008-2015 Scion XB

Subaru

  • 2003-2006 Subaru Baja
  • 2009-2013 Subaru Forester
  • 2004-2011 Subaru Impreza
  • 2003-2014 Subaru Legacy
  • 2003-2014 Subaru Outback
  • 2006-2014 Subaru Tribeca
  • 2012-2014 Subaru WRX/STI

Tesla

  • 2012-2016 Tesla Model S

Toyota

  • 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner
  • 2003-2013 Toyota Corolla
  • 2003-2008, 2013 Toyota Corolla Matrix
  • 2009-2013 Toyota Matrix
  • 2004-2005 Toyota Rav4
  • 2002-2006 Toyota Sequoia
  • 2011-2014 Toyota Sienna
  • 2003-2006 Toyota Tundra
  • 2006-2011 Toyota Yaris (Hatch Back)
  • 2007-2012 Toyota Yaris (Sedan)

Volkswagen

  • 2009-2017 Volkswagen CC
  • 2010-2014 Volkswagen Eos
  • 2010-2014 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2013 Volkswagen Golf R
  • 2009-2013 Volkswagen GTI
  • 2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2006-2010 Volkswagen Passat Sedan
  • 2006-2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon

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