Vehicle related recalls can be nerve-wracking especially if they apply to you. Recently, there was a recall on the air bags in certain vehicles. Here is some helpful information about the Takata air bag recall to help you figure out if you are affected or not. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received notice from BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, and Toyota about a possible safety defect involving the inflators of the Takata brand air bags in some of their bars. The recall and investigation of these claims comes as the NHTSA looks into six reports of air bag inflator ruptures that took place in Florida and Puerto Rico. The areas at greater risks for these air bag defects are areas that have consistently hot and humid conditions for extended periods of time. As the investigation goes further, more states are involved and many dealers are expanding their lists of cars that may be affected. Currently the recall applies to thirteen states and U.S. territories:
- South Carolina
- Puerto Rico
- U.S. Virgin Islands
- American Samoa
The NHTSA is still investigating this air bag defect. They remain in close contact with the maker and suppliers of vehicles involved. For now, the NHTSA recommends that consumers affected by the recalls should have their affected vehicles serviced as soon as they receive notice from their vehicle’s manufacturer that they may be affected. Once they know more, there may be further action required to remedy the defects. Contact the Bob Wolfgram Insurance Agency for all your Wisconsin auto insurance needs let us keep you and your car safe on the road. Know whether the recent air bag recall affects you and what you may be entitled to if it does.