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Faulty Takata airbags now found in vehicles from 9 automakers

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The list of automakers dealing with faulty airbags supplied by Takata continues to grow. After Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Toyota, BMW, and General Motors, it's now Ford's, Chrysler's, and Subaru's turn to suffer.

The airbag inflators can fill with excessive pressure during a crash and explode, sending metal fragments into the face of the driver or the front passenger.

According to Reuters, approximately 11 million vehicles worldwide may be at risk and subject to a recall.

Affected models include:
  • BMW: 2001–2005 3-series sedan and wagon; 2001–2006 3-series coupe and convertible
  • Chrysler: 2006 Dodge Charger (additional models unknown as of now)
  • Ford: 2004 Ranger, 2005–2006 GT, 2005–2007 Mustang
  • General Motors: 2003–2005 Pontiac Vibe, 2013–2014 Cruze (different Takata module, similar problem)
  • Honda/Acura: 2001–2007 Accord, 2001–2005 Civic, 2002–2006 CR-V, 2003–2011 Element, 2002–2004 Odyssey, 2002–2007 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline; 2002–2003 CL and TL, 2005 RL, 2003–2006 MDX
  • Mazda: 2003–2007 Mazda 6, 2006–2007 Mazdaspeed 6, 2004 MPV, 2004–2008 RX-8
  • Nissan/Infiniti: 2001–2003 vehicles (complete model list and most years unknown)
  • Subaru: 2003–2004 Baja, Legacy, Outback; 2004 Impreza
  • Toyota/Lexus: 2003–2005 Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra; 2003–2005 SC430
Source : blog.caranddriver.com