The United States is about to conduct the largest recall of cars in history, affecting about 10 million cars. This was reported by Reuters with reference to the American Highway Traffic Safety Agency (NHTSA).
- Cars from 14 brands will be sent for free repairs, including Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Mazda, Subaru, Nissan and Mitsubishi. They are equipped with Takat airbags with defective gas generators. Due to high humidity for a long time, their body cracks and, in an accident, metal fragments fly into the cabin at high speed.
The exact number of recalled vehicles has not yet been determined. Since 2015, 41.6 million vehicles equipped with 56 million defective Takata airbags have been recalled by various campaigns in the United States. According to NHTSA, in total, the country has recorded at least 24 deaths from incorrect deployment of airbags, and another 290 people were injured.
- In December, Rosstandart announced that more than 1.5 million vehicles with defective Takata airbags are driving in Russia. At the same time, many car owners do not know about recall campaigns or ignore them.
You can check whether your car is subject to any recall, including the replacement of airbags, using the “Recall Campaigns” service developed by Avto.ru together with Rosstandart. To view information on the car, you need to enter the state number or VIN code. It is also possible to subscribe for free to an alert about the start of new recall campaigns for your car, which will be sent to the specified e-mail.