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What Cars Are Included In The Takata Airbag Recall?

For just under a decade, Japanese automotive parts company Takata has been recalling their airbags because they have a design defect that makes them deploy with too much explosive force. This excessive force can cause sharp metal fragments to shoot out and hit vehicular opponents, which can injure or even kill them. 

So far, at least 19 individuals have died from the defective airbags in the US (and at least 37 worldwide), as well as an estimated 450 that have been injured from the explosions. These tragedies have triggered a worldwide recall, including an estimated 42 million US vehicles which may have contained the lethal inflators. 

You are likely wondering whether any of your family vehicles are ones that have been on the recall lists. Thankfully for you, we have compiled a list of the recalled vehicle models, so that you can check. 

What Cars Are Included In The Takata Airbag Recall
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A List Of The Recalled Car Models Due To The Defective Takata Airbags

Acura 

  • 2003 Acura 3.2 CL
  • 2002 – 2003 Acura 3.2 TL
  • 2013 – 2016 Acura ILX
  • 2013 – 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid
  • 2003 – 2006 Acura MDX
  • 2007 – 2016 Acura RDX
  • 2005 – 2012 Acura RL
  • 2009 – 2014 Acura TL
  • 2009 – 2014 Acura TSX
  • 2010 – 2013 Acura ZDX

Audi 

  • 2006 – 2013 Audi A3
  • 2005 – 2008 Audi A4 Avant
  • 2006 – 2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet
  • 2005 – 2008 Audi A4 Sedan
  • 2010 – 2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet
  • 2003 – 2011 Audi A6 Avant
  • 2005 – 2011 Audi A6 Sedan
  • 2009 – 2012 Audi Q5
  • 2017 Audi R8
  • 2008 Audi RS 4 Cabriolet
  • 2007 – 2008 Audi RS 4 Sedan
  • 2005 – 2008 Audi S4 Avant
  • 2007 – 2009 Audi S4 Cabriolet
  • 2005 – 2008 Audi S4 Sedan
  • 2010 – 2012 Audi S5 Cabriolet
  • 2007 – 2011 Audi S6 Sedan
  • 2016 – 2017 Audi TT

BMW

  • 2008 – 2013 BMW 1 Series
  • 2000 – 2013 BMW 3 Series
  • 2002 – 2003 BMW 5 Series
  • 2011 – 2015 BMW X1
  • 2007 – 2010 BMW X3
  • 2003 – 2013 BMW X5
  • 2008 – 2014 BMW X6
  • 2010 – 2011 BMW X6 Hybrid

Cadillac 

  • 2007 – 2014 Cadillac Escalade
  • 2007 – 2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 2007 – 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT
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Chevrolet

  • 2007 – 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
  • 2007 – 2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD
  • 2007 – 2013 Chevrolet Silverado LD
  • 2007 – 2014 Chevrolet Suburban
  • 2007 – 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe

Chrysler 

  • 2005 – 2015 Chrysler 300
  • 2007 – 2009 Chrysler Aspen
  • 2007 – 2008 Chrysler Crossfire

Daimler Trucks North America (Sterling Bullet)

  • 2008 – 2009 Sterling Bullet

Daimler Vans USA LLC (Sprinter) 

  • 2007 – 2009 Dodge Sprinter
  • 2007 – 2017 Freightliner Sprinter
  • 2010 – 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Dodge/Ram 

  • 2008 – 2014 Dodge Challenger
  • 2006 – 2015 Dodge Charger
  • 2005 – 2011 Dodge Dakota
  • 2004 – 2009 Dodge Durango
  • 2005 – 2008 Dodge Magnum
  • 2003 – 2008 Dodge Ram 1500/2500/3500 Pickup
  • 2005 – 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup
  • 2007 – 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Cab Chassis
  • 2006 – 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup
  • 2008 – 2010 Dodge Ram 4500/5500 Cab Chassis

Ferrari 

  • 2010 – 2015 Ferrari 458 Italia
  • 2014 – 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale
  • 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale A
  • 2012 – 2015 Ferrari 458 Spider
  • 2016 – 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB
  • 2016 – 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider
  • 2009 – 2014 Ferrari California
  • 2015 – 2017 Ferrari California T
  • 2013 – 2017 Ferrari F12
  • 2016 – 2017 Ferrari F12 tdf
  • 2016 Ferrari F60
  • 2012 – 2016 Ferrari FF
  • 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso

Fisker 

  • 2012 Fisker Karma

Ford 

  • 2007 – 2010 Ford Edge
  • 2006 – 2012 Ford Fusion
  • 2005 – 2006 Ford GT
  • 2005 – 2014 Ford Mustang
  • 2004 – 2011 Ford Ranger
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GMC

  • 2007 – 2014 GMC Sierra HD
  • 2007 – 2013 GMC Sierra LD
  • 2007 – 2014 GMC Yukon
  • 2007 – 2014 GMC Yukon XL

Honda 

  • 2001 – 2012 Honda Accord
  • 2001 – 2011 Honda Civic
  • 2003 – 2011 Honda Civic Hybrid
  • 2001 – 2011 Honda Civic NGV
  • 2010 – 2015 Honda Crosstour
  • 2002 – 2011 Honda CR-V
  • 2011 – 2015 Honda CR-Z
  • 2003 – 2011 Honda Element
  • 2010 – 2014 Honda FCX Clarity
  • 2007 – 2013 Honda Fit
  • 2013 – 2014 Honda Fit EV
  • 2010 – 2014 Honda Insight
  • 2002 – 2004 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003 – 2015 Honda Pilot
  • 2006 – 2014 Honda Ridgeline

Infiniti 

  • 2003 – 2008 Infiniti FX
  • 2001 Infiniti I30
  • 2002 – 2004 Infiniti I35
  • 2006 – 2010 Infiniti M
  • 2002 – 2003 Infiniti QX4

Jaguar 

  • 2009 – 2015 Jaguar XF

Jeep 

  • 2007 – 2016 Jeep Wrangler 

Land Rover 

  • 2007 – 2012 Land Rover Range Rover 

Lexus 

  • 2007 – 2012 Lexus ES350
  • 2010 – 2017 Lexus GX460
  • 2006 – 2013 Lexus IS250/350
  • 2010 – 2015 Lexus IS250C/350C
  • 2008 – 2014 Lexus IS F
  • 2012 Lexus LFA
  • 2002 – 2010 Lexus SC430

Lincoln 

  • 2007 – 2010 Lincoln MKX
  • 2006 – 2012 Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ

Mazda 

  • 2004 – 2009 Mazda B-Series
  • 2007 – 2012 Mazda CX-7
  • 2007 – 2015 Mazda CX-9
  • 2003 – 2011 Mazda 6
  • 2006 – 2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed6
  • 2004 – 2006 Mazda MPV
  • 2004 – 2011 Mazda RX-8
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McLaren

  • 2016 – 2017 McLaren 570
  • 2015 – 2016 McLaren 650 S
  • 2016 McLaren 675 LT
  • 2012 – 2014 McLaren MP4-12C
  • 2011 – 2015 McLaren P1

Mercedes-Benz

  • 2005 – 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • 2010 – 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • 2011 – 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio
  • 2010 – 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
  • 2009 – 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
  • 2010 – 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  • 2009 – 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class
  • 2009 – 2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
  • 2007 – 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
  • 2011 – 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class

Mercury 

  • 2006 – 2011 Mercury Milan

Mitsubishi 

  • 2012 – 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
  • 2004 – 2007 Mitsubishi Lancer
  • 2004 – 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
  • 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
  • 2006 – 2009 Mitsubishi Raider

Nissan 

  • 2001 – 2003 Nissan Maxima
  • 2002 – 2004 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2002 – 2006 Nissan Sentra
  • 2007 – 2012 Nissan Versa

Pontiac 

  • 2003 – 2010 Pontiac Vibe 

Saab 

  • 2005 – 2006 Saab 9-2x
  • 2006 – 2011 Saab 9-3
  • 2006 – 2009 Saab 9-5

Saturn 

  • 2008 – 2009 Saturn Astra 

Scion 

  • 2008 – 2015 Scion XB 

Subaru 

  • 2003 – 2006 Subaru Baja
  • 2009 – 2013 Subaru Forester
  • 2004 – 2011 Subaru Impreza (Including WRX/STI)
  • 2003 – 2014 Subaru Legacy
  • 2003 – 2014 Subaru Outback
  • 2006 – 2014 Subaru Tribeca
  • 2012 – 2014 Subaru WRX/STI
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Tesla 

  • 2012 – 2016 Tesla Model S

Toyota 

  • 2010 – 2016 Toyota 4Runner
  • 2003 – 2013 Toyota Corolla
  • 2003 – 2008 Toyota Corolla Matrix
  • 2009 – 2013 Toyota Matrix
  • 2004 – 2005 Toyota Rav4
  • 2002 – 2006 Toyota Sequoia
  • 2011 – 2014 Toyota Sienna
  • 2003 – 2006 Toyota Tundra
  • 2006 – 2011 Toyota Yaris (Hatch Back)
  • 2007 – 2012 Toyota Yaris (Sedan)

Volkswagen 

  • 2009 – 2017 Volkswagen CC
  • 2010 – 2014 Volkswagen Eos
  • 2010 – 2014 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2013 Volkswagen Golf R
  • 2009 – 2013 Volkswagen GTI
  • 2012 – 2014 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2006 – 2010 Volkswagen Passat Sedan
  • 2006 – 2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon

Regulators Are Working To Prevent More Deaths And Injuries

One of the latest deaths to Takata’s faulty airbags was teenager Huma Hanif (aged 17), who dies when the airbag inflator in her 2002 Honda Civic ruptured. The explosion caused metal fragments to become projectiles in the vehicle’s cabin, a piece of which struck Hanif in the neck. Resultantly, a major blood vessel was nicked, and the teenager bled to death.

Honda made a statement about the incident, saying that they had repeatedly reached out to Hanif and her family about recalling her vehicle. The family said that they never knew Hanif’s vehicle has been recalled. 

There has been movement made towards making these cars safer, though – the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (also known as the NHTSA), has said that approximately 8 million Takata airbags have already been replaced in recalled vehicles. 

The recall list we have compiled might expand to another 85 million cars in the coming future. Check to see if your car has been listed as a recalled vehicle. If it is, you can visit safercar.gov, type in your Vehicle ID Number (also known as the VIN) into their recall look up tool. This will let you know if you need to replace the airbag inflators in your car to avoid injury. 

According to Bloomberg, as of August 2021, there are still millions of recalled cars still on the road, particularly in regions of nations with weaker vehicle reporting systems. Bloomberg branded these vehicles as ‘ticking time bombs’, so it is imperative that you do check that vehicles connected with your family and business are checked. 

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What To Do If You Or Someone You Love Has Been Harmed

If you or someone that you care about has been injured by the recalled Takata airbags, then get in contact with our experienced personal injury lawyers. We can evaluate your claim and provide you with legal consultation through this difficult time. We serve clients across Texas. 

A Few Frequently Asked Questions About The Takata Airbag Recall 

How Much Was The Takata Airbag Recall Settlement? 

Airbag manufacturer Takata Corp agreed to pay $650 million in order to settle consumer protection claims that were brought to court by 44 states and Washington D.C. Despite this, the embroiled Takata Corps is only expected to pay a fraction of this amount, as the company is in financial trouble following the massive recall, and has filed for bankruptcy. 

However, this isn’t the only settlement off of the back of these faulty airbags though, with individual car companies like Toyota, BMW, Subaru, and Mazda agreeing to pay out as well. 

Where Can I Find My Car’s Vehicle Identification Number?

If you want to check whether your car is one of the recalled vehicles, you should check the VIN, which is located on the dashboard behind the windshield, on your driver’s side door, or on your ownership/registration documents. You can then types this into safercar.gov’s recall look up tool. 

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