The Facts

Checking A Vehicle
How can I tell if my vehicle has been involved in this recall?

To determine if your vehicle is impacted by this recall enter your VIN on our website.

What is a VIN number and where do I find it?

Your VIN is the unique identification for your vehicle and contains 17 alphanumeric characters. It may  be found on your state vehicle registration, vehicle insurance, or on the vehicle itself – on the driver’s  side dashboard at the bottom of the windshield or on the driver’s side doorjamb. Your VIN will not  include the letter “i” or the letter “o”, but may include the number “1” or the number “0.”

What do I do if my vehicle has been recalled?

Please contact your local dealer which will be equipped to fix the recalled part or portion of your vehicle. A FREE loaner car or towing service may be available to assist with any inconvenience this may cause.

What do I do if the results page says parts are unavailable for my vehicle?

NHTSA has ordered automakers to accelerate the development and production of remedy parts, and to prioritize recall repairs for vehicles according to risk factors identified through testing. If parts are not yet available for your vehicle you can still take action by ensuring that the manufacturer of your vehicle has their most up-to-date contact information.

When my vehicle’s inflator is being repaired, will I be able to get a loaner car?

A FREE loaner car may be available to assist with any inconvenience this may cause. Check with the dealership that is repairing the recalled portion of your vehicle.

Someone came to my door, told me my airbag was recalled and tried to schedule an appointment to fix it. Is this a legitimate effort by Airbag Recall?

As part of the ongoing efforts to increase awareness and fix all defective airbags, certain automakers have implemented door to door canvassing in select markets. If you have any concerns with or questions about the legitimacy of these efforts, please contact your automobile manufacturer.

About the Recall
How much does it cost to replace my airbag inflator?

If your vehicle is subject to a recall, the airbag inflator will be replaced for FREE at your local dealership.

What is safer - driving with a defective airbag or turning off your airbag?

Never disable your airbags. It is illegal and unsafe to disable an airbag in a vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that frontal airbags saved 2,400 lives in 2014 alone. If you are involved in a crash, it is more likely that your airbag will perform properly and protect you than rupture and cause harm. An airbag that is purposely disabled has a 100-percent chance of failing to provide any protection in a crash.

The vast majority of Takata airbags will perform as expected. If you feel uncomfortable continuing to drive your vehicle before the recall repair has been performed, you should contact your dealer and ask for a loaner until an interim or a final recall repair is completed. Dealers and manufacturers are not required by law to provide you a loaner vehicle, but it can never hurt to ask.

I am a community leader, how can I get involved?

Thank you so much, we value your help. To learn more about how to get involved as a partner, visit our Community Partner Page.

How can I stay informed about all recalls impacting my vehicle?

Sign up for updates on NHTSA’s website here.

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