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As reported by David Shepardson in his article posted last week on Reuters.com, Toyota has recalled 50,000 vehicles along with issuing a “Do Not Drive” advisory. The recall is yet another recall involving potential personal injury or death linked to defective Takata air bag inflators. “Toyota warns 50,000 US vehicle owners to stop driving, get immediate repairs”, January 29, 2024, reuters.com.
Physical injuries linked to Takata air bags are nothing new with many manufacturers having dealt with multiple vehicle recalls dating back to 2001. However, in addition to other Takata air bag recalls, NHTSA is specifically urging owners of the vehicles listed below not to drive their vehicles until repairs have been made, as there is a much greater risk for a rupture during air bag deployment:
2002-2003 Acura 3.2 TL
2003 Acura 3.2CL
Certain 2000-2006 BMW 3 Series (E46) including M3
Certain 2000-2003 BMW 5 Series (E39) including M5
Certain 2000-2004 BMW X5s (E53)
2005-2010 Chrysler 300
2005-2010 Dodge Magnum
2005-2010 Dodge Charger
2005-2010 Dodge Challenger
2003 Dodge Ram 1500
Certain 2006 Ford Ranger
2001-2002 Honda Accord
2001-2002 Honda Civic
2002 Honda CR-V
2002 Honda Odyssey
2003 Honda Pilot
Certain 2006 Mazda B-Series
If you would like additional information on the recalls, or you are uncertain as to whether your vehicle has been recalled, visit the NHTSA website for more information, as well as access to the NHTSA VIN recall lookup tool.