Replacement parts for airbag recalls are back in stock

Posted at 6:28 AM, Feb 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-08 07:28:17-05

NASHVILLE, TENN. (WTVF) — Drivers are being reminded to replace their recalled Takata airbags as soon as possible, as issues with them continue.

Vehicles affected by the recall - specifically those made between 2002 and 2015 - include those manufactured by BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ferrari, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Scion, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota and Volkswagen.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says long-term exposure to high heat and humidity can cause defective airbags to deploy explosively, injuring or even killing people in the car.

Mechanics will replace the driver and passenger airbags for free if they are defective. The repair can take between one and a few hours, depending on the make and model of the vehicle.

16 people in the U.S. have been killed, and hundreds of others alleged to have been injured, by this defect.

For more information on the Takata airbag recall, go to the NHTSA's Takata recall spotlight page.