All Takata VIN’s Are Now Searchable Online
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just announced that all Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN’s) impacted by the current Takata airbag recall have been made available through the online search tool. As one of the largest vehicle recalls on record, approximately 34 million vehicles from 11 different automobile manufacturers are involved. Vehicle owners no longer have to wait and wonder if they’re vehicles are ticking time bombs. Whether you’ve heard from your vehicle’s manufacturer or not, it’s a good idea to check your vehicle’s VIN.
Takata Airbag Recall
The defective Takata airbags have now been linked with at least six deaths and many other uncounted injuries. With 34 million vehicles currently under recall, the faulty Takata airbags are in about one in seven cars on the road. These airbags have the ability to deploy at inappropriate times and explode, sending shrapnel in the direction of drivers’ and passengers’ facial, neck and chest regions. The issue has been linked with a defective inflator, and anybody with an impacted vehicle needs to get the required repair immediately.
NHTSA’s VIN Search Tool
If you’re concerned about the recall status of your vehicle, you can now check easily online. First, write down your car’s VIN. You can typically find the VIN on the driver’s side dashboard. Run your car’s VIN at Safercar.gov’s VIN Search Tool to see if your car is under recall. If your car is under recall for any reason, follow the manufacturer’s instructions immediately and get your car to a dealership or service center for the required repairs.
Defective and Faulty Auto Parts
Last year was record setting for automobile and auto part safety recalls. There was an unprecedented number of recalls covering a wide range of safety defects and faulty products. The NHTSA now has a website for the latest automobile recall news. From faulty Jeep fuel systems to deadly ignition switches, the NHTSA is making an effort to get the word out about recalls and recall-related news.