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Continental follows Takata with massive airbag recall

You’ve all heard and read about Takata and its defective airbag inflators that caused injuries and even deaths. Well, it’s now Continental’s turn to recall vehicles with potentially faulty airbags — five million to be exact. 

Affected makes include Daimler, Fiat, Honda, and Chrysler, more specifically the 2006-2010 model years.

Automotive News reports that Continental told the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that electronic systems used these vehicles may fail and airbags may not deploy in a crash or may inadvertently deploy without warning.

We don’t know yet how many units are affected in North America. However, some automakers have issued recalls in the U.S. over the past few months including:

  • 341,000 Honda Accord models from 2008-2010;
  • 112,000 Fiat Chrysler models (2009 Dodge Journey, 2008-2009 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country, 2009 Volkswagen Routan);
  • 126,000 Mercedes-Benz models (2009 C-Class, 2010 GLK-Class).

We’ll keep you posted.