Know The Facts-They Could Save Your Life

FACT: Nearly 70 million Takata air bag inflators are or will be under recall by 2019 - the largest and most complex auto safety recall in U.S. history.

What's a Recall? A recall happens when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle, piece of equipment, car seat or tire poses a safety risk.

FACT: Owners of certain Honda and Acura model years are at substantially higher risk of having faulty Takata air bags and need to get replacement air bags IMMEDIATELY.

How Can a Takata Air Bag Put Me At Risk? A combination of moisture and high temperatures over time can degrade propellants in the air bag's inflator, which can cause the air bag inflator to rip apart and send shards of metal toward you and your passengers.

FACT: Takata air bags have been the cause of 11 confirmed deaths in the United States.


1) Check your vehicle identification number (VIN), which can be found on the lower left side of your windshield (driver's side) or your door jamb, and on your vehicle registration card or your insurance card.

2) Go to nhtsa.gov/recalls and enter your 17-digit VIN using our free VIN Look-Up Tool. All vehicles with higher-risk inflators are listed on nhtsa.gov. Also, you will then be notified by mail of any open recall by your vehicle's manufacturer.

3) If you have an open recall on your vehicle, get it fixed for FREE immediately at your nearest dealership.

4) Even if your vehicle is not currently under a recall, it could be affected in the future. To receive an alert in the event of future recalls, sign up for e-mail alerts at nhtsa.gov.

5) For information about air bag recalls or recalls in general, go to nhtsa.gov/recalls.

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