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NHTSA urges vehicle owners with defective airbags to act on recalls

(KFVS) -

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging owners of certain vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags.

They say more than 7 million vehicles are involved in the recalls, which have occurred as far back as 18 months ago and as recently as Monday, Oct. 20.

"Responding to these recalls, whether old or new, is essential to personal safety and it will help aid our ongoing investigation into Takata airbags and what appears to be a problem related to extended exposure to consistently high humidity and temperatures. However, we're leaving no stone unturned in our aggressive pursuit to track down the full geographic scope of this issue," said NHTSA Deputy Administrator David Friedman.

Consumers that are uncertain whether their vehicle is impacted by the Takata recalls, or any other recall, can contact their manufacturer's website to search, by their vehicle identification number (VIN) to confirm whether their individual vehicle has an open recall that needs to be addressed.

Owners that have been contacted by their manufacturer should contact their dealer's service department and make arrangements for the repair.

In addition, consumers can sign up for NHTSA recall alerts, which go out before recall letters are mailed by the manufacturers to the affected owners.

The numbers cited for potentially affected vehicles below are subject to change and adjustment because there may be cases of vehicles being counted more than once.

Owners should check their VIN periodically as manufacturers continue to add VINs to the database.

Once owner recall notices are available, owners can retrieve a copy from SaferCar.gov, or will receive one by U.S. mail and are advised to carefully follow the enclosed instructions.

BMW: 627,615 total number of potentially affected vehicles

  • 2000 - 2005 3 Series Sedan
  • 2000 - 2006 3 Series Coupe
  • 2000 - 2005 3 Series Sports Wagon
  • 2000 - 2006 3 Series Convertible
  • 2001 - 2006 M3 Coupe
  • 2001 - 2006 M3 Convertible

Chrysler: 371,309 total number of potentially affected vehicles

  • 2003 - 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
  • 2005 - 2008 Dodge Ram 2500
  • 2006 - 2008 Dodge Ram 3500
  • 2006 - 2008 Dodge Ram 4500
  • 2008 - Dodge Ram 5500
  • 2005 - 2008 Dodge Durango
  • 2005 - 2008 Dodge Dakota
  • 2005 - 2008 Chrysler 300
  • 2007 - 2008 Chrysler Aspen

Ford: 58,669 total number of potentially affected vehicles

  • 2004 - Ranger
  • 2005 - 2006 GT
  • 2005 - 2007 Mustang

General Motors: undetermined total number of potentially affected vehicles

  • 2003 - 2005 Pontiac Vibe
  • 2005 - Saab 9-2X

Honda: 5,051,364 total number of potentially affected vehicles

  • 2001 - 2007 Honda Accord)
  • 2001 - 2002 Honda Accord
  • 2001 - 2005 Honda Civic
  • 2002 - 2006 Honda CR-V
  • 2003 - 2011 Honda Element
  • 2002 - 2004 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003 - 2007 Honda Pilot
  • 2006 - Honda Ridgeline
  • 2003 - 2006 Acura MDX
  • 2002 - 2003 Acura TL/CL
  • 2005 - Acura RL

Nissan: 694,626 total number of potentially affected vehicles

  • 2001 - 2003 Nissan Maxima
  • 2001 - 2003 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2002 - 2003 Nissan Sentra
  • 2001 - 2003 Infiniti I30/I35
  • 2002 - 2003 Infiniti QX4
  • 2003 - Infiniti FX

Mazda: 64,872 total number of potentially affected vehicles

  • 2003 - 2007 Mazda6
  • 2006 - 2007 MazdaSpeed6
  • 2004 - 2008 Mazda RX-8
  • 2004 - 2005 MPV
  • 2004 - B-Series Truck

Mitsubishi: 11,985 total number of potentially affected vehicles

  • 2004 - 2005 Lancer
  • 2006 - 2007 Raider

Nissan: 694,626 total number of potentially affected vehicles

  • 2001 - 2003 Nissan Maxima
  • 2001 - 2004 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2002 - 2004 Nissan Sentra
  • 2001 - 2004 Infiniti I30/I35
  • 2002 - 2003 Infiniti QX4
  • 2003 - 2005 Infiniti FX35/FX45

Subaru: 17,516 total number of potentially affected vehicles

  • 2003 - 2005 Baja
  • 2003 - 2005 Legacy
  • 2003 - 2005 Outback
  • 2004 - 2005 Impreza

Toyota: 877,000 total number of potentially affected vehicles

  • 2002 - 2005 Lexus SC
  • 2002 - 2005 Toyota Corolla
  • 2003 - 2005 Toyota Corolla Matrix
  • 2002 - 2005 Toyota Sequoia
  • 2003 - 2005 Toyota Tundra

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