Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Automakers Recall 1.7 Million Vehicles With Potentially Lethal Air Bags

Automakers Recall 1.7 Million Vehicles With Potentially Lethal Air Bags

Luxury cars are among vehicles being recalled, including Tesla, BMW, Mercedes, and Ferrari.

At least 23 people have died from the problem worldwide and hundreds more have been injured, which triggered the largest automotive recall in US history, per the AP.

Just when you think that there can't be any more vehicles affected by the Takata airbag recall, here comes another 1.7 million.

Already, at least 23 people have been killed in accidents related to the airbags, as hundreds more have been injured. Subaru's recall includes 826,144 examples of the Forester, Outback, and Legacy models manufactured between 2010 and 2014. Mercedes is recalling 288,779 vehicles from model years 2010 to 2017.


By last December, more than 50 million vehicles had been recalled because of Takata airbags. BMW is recalling 266,044 vehicles from 2000 to 2004 model years and the 2007 to 2015 model years. Volkswagen is recalling 119,394 vehicles, including Audi and Passat models from 2015 to 2017.

Daimler's van division, Tesla, and Ferrari recalled 159,689, 68,763, and 11,176 cars, respectively.

Owners can check to see if their vehicles are being recalled by going to the Nationa Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website at this link, and typing in your vehicle identification number.

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