10 million more Takata airbags are being recalled, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced.
This new recall involves Takata airbags built with non-azide driver inflators and is separate from the much larger and ongoing Takata airbag inflator recalls.
The airbags that are part of this new recall have defective inflators that could explode or cause the airbag to not inflate properly when it deploys.
A faulty seal on the inflator is believed to cause the problem. If the inflator is not sealed properly, moisture can get into the propellant used to inflate the airbag and cause the inflator to malfunction.
This could lead to the airbag deploying slowly during a crash, which means it won’t protect you as it’s designed.
Or, it could also lead to the inflator deploying aggressively and even exploding. The metal parts from the exploding inflator could injure or kill someone.
The affected vehicles were made by Audi, BMW, Honda, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen.
To find out if your specific vehicle is under the new Takata airbag recall, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall lookup website to check your VIN.