Second Recall Announced for Faulty Airbags
A second recall is in effect for over 2.1 million cars and trucks manufactured by Fiat Chrysler, Honda Motor Co. and the Toyota Motor Corp. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration recently announced that the first recall of nine different models from those manufacturers didn’t work like they had hoped, and the manufacturers are calling on owners of these cars to return them to the dealerships for a second round of repairs.
This second NHTSA recall is an answer to defects within the airbags, which are causing them to deploy prematurely and randomly, causing injuries to passengers and roadway accidents as a result of the deployments. Many of these owners, however, have still not taken their cars in for the first round of repairs, and many dealerships are even saying that parts for these repairs may not be available until much later in the year. The majority of these cars that are being called back were part of the original recall last year that was a result of the Takata Corporation’s faulty airbags that released metal shrapnel upon deployment, resulting in severe injuries and fatalities for some.
What does this mean for you? If you are driving one of the recalled vehicles and have not taken it in for repairs, not only could you still be driving with a deadly airbag, but you could potentially be driving with a deadly airbag which could deploy at any point without impact or cause.
What can you do? Check to see if your vehicle is on the recall list, and if so, make an appointment with your dealership to get the necessary repairs done immediately. After that, share this information with your friends and family. The only way recalls work effectively is if the entire population is aware of the problem and seeks to fix it. Help us spread the news!
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