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Does Your Vehicle Have Takata Airbags?

Takata’s defective airbags are behind the largest recall in US history. More than 34 million vehicles with these airbags are currently under recall. Additional vehicles will be added to the recall by December 2019. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) expanded the recall in December to cover another 3.3 million airbags. You could use NHTSA’s website to discover if your vehicle has an unfixed recall for Takata airbags. First, you would need to find your vehicle identification number (VIN). Your vehicle’s VIN can typically be found on the insurance card or the driver’s side dashboard. Once you have it, input the number into the VIN lookup tool on NHTSA’s site. You could call your dealership to see if they have the parts available to make repairs if your vehicle has an unfixed recall. Why Are Takata Airbags Dangerous? Takata inflators use ammonium nitrate to deploy airbags. Ammonium nitrate becomes…
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Will Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Leaks Lead to a Nationwide Recall?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Ford have received thousands of reports involving carbon monoxide leaks in 2011-2017 Ford Explorers. NHTSA and Ford are also aware of three crashes that may be linked to the defect. Ford engineers are currently investigating the problem, which some believe could signal an imminent recall. Complaints involve both consumer and police Ford Explorers. However, the most serious incidents are linked to police utility vehicles, which are a modified version of the Ford Explorer. Can Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Leaks Cause Accidents? There are three cases where this potential defect may have caused near-misses or accidents. Drivers experienced symptoms of severe carbon monoxide poisoning or passed out while driving. In 2015, an officer with the Newport Beach Police Department crashed his vehicle into a tree after becoming nauseous while driving. According to the officer, he became lightheaded and passed out behind the wheel…
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