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Check if Your Car is on Airbag Recall List

Check if Your Car is on Airbag Recall List

At least four automakers are still selling vehicles with potentially deadly Takata airbags.

Toyota, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen, Honda and Mitsubishi told members of the U.S. Senate commerce committee that they are still installing Takata airbags on new models with the full knowledge that they may also need to be recalled in the next two years.

Takata inflators can explode with excessive force and spray metal shrapnel.

Takata Chairman and Chief Executive Shigehisa Takada said the company would help during the recall procedure.

Previously, automakers recalled inflators in 24 million vehicles.

Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday issued a safety recall for approximately 1.9 million vehicles equipped with defective Takata passenger-side front airbag inflators.

Owners of cars and trucks included in today's recall will receive notice by mail, instructing them to take their vehicles to Ford and Lincoln dealerships for service.

In its initial response to investigators, Honda said that 17,000 new vehicles were equipped with non-desiccated inflators, but the automaker more recently said that no new vehicles are or will be equipped with such inflators.

FCA products affected by the inflator recall are the previous generation Chrysler 300, Chrysler Aspen, previous generation Dodge Charger, Dodge Challengers built from 2008 to 2012, second generation Dodge Durango, Dodge Magnum, various Dodge Ram models and the previous generation Jeep Wrangler.

If you're not sure whether your vehicle is subject to the recall, you can check here.

Since the recalled models vary by state and age, officials say that the best way to see if your auto is affected is to go to https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ and key in the vehicle identification number.