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4.7M vehicles recalled for air bag problems

Car owners urged to get air bags repaired immediately

DETROIT – U.S. safety regulators are warning owners of more than 4.7 million vehicles that have been recalled for air bag problems to get them repaired immediately.

The warning issued Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers vehicles from multiple manufacturers that date to 2002.

Inflators can rupture in air bags made by Takata Corp., causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are inflated in crashes. So far, automakers have recalled about 12 million vehicles worldwide because of the problem.

Safety advocates estimate that more than 20 million cars have the faulty inflators in the U.S. alone. They say at least four people have died from the problem.

The inflators have led to multiple recalls from Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, BMW and Mitsubishi.

Affected Vehicles, by Manufacturer, Impacted by CY 2013 and 2014 Recalls Involving Takata Airbags:

Toyota:  778,177 total number of vehicles potentially affected

  • 2002 - 2004 Lexus SC
  • 2003 - 2004 Toyota Corolla
  • 2003 - 2004 Toyota Corolla Matrix
  • 2002 - 2004 Toyota Sequoia
  • 2003 - 2004 Toyota Tundra
  • 2003 - 2004 Pontiac Vibe

Honda: 2,803,214 total number of potentially affected vehicles

  • 2001 - 2007 Honda Accord (4 cyl)
  • 2001 - 2002 Honda Accord (6 cyl)
  • 2001 - 2005 Honda Civic
  • 2002 - 2006 Honda CR-V
  • 2003 - 2011 Honda Element
  • 2002 - 2004 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003 - 2007 Honda Pilot
  • 2006 - Honda Ridgeline
  • 2003 - 2006 Acura MDX
  • 2002 - 2003 Acura TL/CL

Nissan:  437,712 total number of potentially affected vehicles

  • 2001 - 2003 Nissan Maxima
  • 2001 - 2003 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2002 - 2003 Nissan Sentra
  • 2001 - 2003 Infiniti I30/I35
  • 2002 - 2003 Infiniti QX4
  • 2003 - Infiniti FX

Mazda:  18,050 total number of potentially affected vehicles

  • 2003 - 2004 Mazda6
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8

BMW: 573,935 total number of potentially affected vehicles

  • 2000 - 2005 3 Series Sedan
  • 2000 - 2006 3 Series Coupe
  • 2000 - 2005 3 Series Sports Wagon
  • 2000 - 2006 3 Series Convertible
  • 2001 - 2006 M3 Coupe
  • 2001 - 2006 M3 Convertible

General Motors:  133,221 total number potentially affected vehicles

  • 2002 - 2003 Buick LeSabre
  • 2002 - 2003 Buick Rendezvous
  • 2002 - 2003 Cadillac DeVille
  • 2002 - 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
  • 2002 - 2003 Chevrolet Impala
  • 2002 - 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
  • 2002 - 2003 Chevrolet Venture
  • 2002 - 2003 GMC Envoy
  • 2002 - 2003 GMC Envoy XL
  • 2002 - 2003 Oldsmobile Aurora
  • 2002 - 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada
  • 2002 - 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette
  • 2002 - 2003 Pontiac Bonneville
  • 2002 - 2003 Pontiac Montana