Automakers recall 1.7 million cars with fatal airbags, inflators can hurl shrapnel

  • Automakers recall 1.7 million cars with fatal airbags, inflators can hurl shrapnel

Automakers recall 1.7 million cars with fatal airbags, inflators can hurl shrapnel

Subaru, Tesla, BMW, the Volkswagen Group, Mercedes-Benz, and Ferrari have announced separate recalls to replace defective airbag inflators, according to the Associated Press.

Japan's Takata Corp. has sought bankruptcy protection in the wake of the largest auto safety recall in history. World-wide at least twenty-three people have died so far and hundreds more injured.

A consumer alert has been issued about a massive recall involving potentially deadly air bags. About 10 million inflators are being recalled in the USA this year.

In the latest round, Subaru is recalling 826,144 vehicles, including various Forester, Legacy and Outback models from 2010 to 2014.

By last December, more than 50 million vehicles had been recalled because of Takata airbags. The recalls already affected more than 5 million.

Volkswagen/Audi: 119,394 vehicles from model years 2015-17. Owners who want to check whether their vehicle is part of the campaign need to call their nearest dealer, or check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)'s official website.

The recalls also include 159,689 vehicles from Daimler Vans spanning model years 2015 to 2017.

Tesla: 68,763 Model S hatchbacks from model years 2014-16.