List of Vehicles Affected by the Takata Airbag Recall and FAQ

LaFontaine Automotive Group —  October 24, 2014 — Leave a comment

By now you may have heard about the massive Takata Airbag Recall that is affecting millions of vehicles in the U.S. from over a dozen manufacturers.

When the news hit, our customers started calling and stopping by our service departments to see if their vehicle was affected by this recall.

Takata Airbag Recall

Because of the increased awareness, I put this FAQ together to help you determine if your vehicle is affected by the recall and also let you know what next steps, if any, you should take.

Let’s start by taking a look of the vehicles known to be a part of the Takata Airbag Recall according to the NHTSA:

Vehicles Affected by the Takata Airbag Recall

If you own one of the vehicls on this list, the NHTSA recommends you take action immediately to address your recall (see next steps below)

Acura

  • 2002–2003 Acura CL
  • 2002-2003 Acura TL
  • 2003–2006 Acura MDX
  • 2005 Acura RL

BMW

  • 2000–2005 BMW 3-series sedan & wagon
  • 2000–2006 BMW 3-series coupe & convertible
  • 2001–2006 M3 coupe & convertible

Chrysler

  • 2005–2008 Chrysler 300
  • 2007–2008 Chrysler Aspen

Dodge & Ram

  • 2003–2008 Ram 1500
  • 2005–2008 Ram 2500
  • 2005–2008 Dodge Dakota
  • 2005–2008 Dodge Durango
  • 2006–2008 Ram 3500 & 4500
  • 2008 Ram 5500

Ford

  • 2004 Ford Ranger
  • 2005–2006 Ford GT
  • 2005–2007 Ford Mustang

Honda

  • 2001–2007 Honda Accord
  • 2001–2005 Honda Civic
  • 2002–2006 Honda CR-V
  • 2002–2004 Honda Odysse
  • 2003–2011 Honda Element
  • 2003–2007 Honda Pilot
  • 2006 Honda Ridgeline

Infiniti

  • 2001–2004 Infiniti I30 & I35
  • 2002–2003 Infiniti QX4
  • 2003–2005 Infiniti FX35 & FX45

Lexus

  • 2002–2005 Lexus SC430

Mazda

  • 2003–2007 Mazda 6
  • 2006–2007 Mazdaspeed 6
  • 2004–2008 Mazda RX-8
  • 2004–2005 MPV; 2004 B-series

Mitsubishi

  • 2004–2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
  • 2006–2007 Mitsubishi Raider

Nissan

  • 2001–2003 Nissan Maxima
  • 2001–2004 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2002–2004 Nissan Sentra

Pontiac

  • 2003–2005 Pontiac Vibe

Saab

  • 2005 Saab 9-2X

Subaru

  • 2003–2005 Subaru Baja
  • 2003–2005 Subaru Legacy
  • 2003–2005 Subaru Outback
  • 2004–2005 Subaru Impreza
  • 2004–2005 Subaru Impreza WRX
  • 2004–2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Toyota

  • 2002–2005 Toyota Corolla
  • 2002–2005 Toyota Sequoia
  • 2003–2005 Toyota Matrix
  • 2003–2005 Toyota Tundra

My vehicle is a part of the recall, now what?

If your vehicle is listed above, you’ll want to confirm that your specific vehicle is affected. You can do that one of three ways:

If you have a Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Ford, Honda, Nissan, Pontiac, Saab, Subaru or Toyota – you can call our LaFontaine Service Concierge team at (877) 997-0012 and we’ll be able to look up your vehicle by its VIN to clarify if it has a current recall notice.

You can also visit the NHTSA website and look-up your vehicle by VIN to see if it’s a part of the recall.

And finally, if you are an affected owner, you should recieve a letter from your manufacturer informing you of the recall status of your vehicle.

If you have any questions at all, please call our Service Concierge team at (877) 997-0012 for immediate assistance. 

For appropriate makes and models, we can also help you set up an appointment to have your vehicle repaired.

Official NHTSA Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags. Over seven million vehicles are involved in these recalls, which have occurred as far back as 18 months ago and as recently as Monday. The message comes with urgency, especially for owners of vehicles affected by regional recalls in the following areas: Florida, Puerto Rico, limited areas near the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Louisiana, as well as Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Virgin Islands and Hawaii.

“Responding to these recalls, whether old or new, is essential to personal safety and it will help aid our ongoing investigation into Takata airbags and what appears to be a problem related to extended exposure to consistently high humidity and temperatures. However, we’re leaving no stone unturned in our aggressive pursuit to track down the full geographic scope of this issue,” said NHTSA Deputy Administrator David Friedman.

Consumers that are uncertain whether their vehicle is impacted by the Takata recalls, or any other recall, can contact their manufacturer’s website to search, by their vehicle identification number (VIN) to confirm whether their individual vehicle has an open recall that needs to be addressed. Owners that have been contacted by their manufacturer should contact their dealer’s service department and make arrangements for the repair. In addition, consumers can sign up for NHTSA recall alerts, which go out before recall letters are mailed by the manufacturers to the affected owners.

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