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Car Companies Announce Recall for Airbags

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Jasmine Roziers3 years ago

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced the recall of about 2.1 million older automobiles due to airbags not deploying. 

About the Airbag Recall

According to the NHTSA, 2.1 million older model cars from Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, and Honda have faulty airbags.

NHTSA has reported at least 400 airbags did not deploy upon impact. There have been reports of minor injuries, but there are no known deaths reported at the moment.

Reuters reports that these airbags are not in relation to the recent recall of Takata Corp airbags. These airbags recalled in specific are due to a microchip error. 39 vehicles recalled originally all have the microchip issue prior to the newest recall. 

 Description of the Recalled Automobiles

  • 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty
  • 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees (about 750,000 vehicles)
  • 2003-2004 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003 Acura MDX (about 370,000 vehicles) 
  • 2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe
  • 2003- 2004 Dodge Viper
  • 2003- 2004 Toyota Corolla
  •  2003- 2004 Toyota Matrix
  • 2003- 2004 Toyota Avalon ( 1 million, which were sold nationwide and internationally)


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