Privacy Policy & Terms of Use is a not-for-profit website established and operated by the Independent Monitor for Takata and the Coordinated Remedy Program for the purposes of spreading awareness about automotive safety recalls and enabling users to determine whether their vehicle may be affected by any such recalls, in accordance with the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966.

The security of your personal information is of paramount importance to us. Below, we provide answers to the most common data privacy questions and concerns. If you have a question or concern that is not addressed here, please email us at

What information does our site collect from you automatically?

When you browse our site, our tracking tools gather the following data points automatically:

  • What kind of device you are using
  • Which browser you are using
  • Your IP address (short for Internet Protocol address), which is a unique identification number for your device that allows us to confirm its geographic location

What kinds of information will our site ask you for?

Our site will ask you for the following information to check if your vehicle is subject to a safety recall:

  • Your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) OR your license plate number
  • Which state your vehicle is registered in

If your vehicle is affected by the airbag recall and contains an inflator with a heightened risk of rupturing during deployment, thereby increasing its potential to cause injury or death to you or your passengers, it may important for us to be able to contact you. In this situation, we will ask you for your:

  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Mailing address

How is user data stored and protected?

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect all information submitted to us during both transmission and data storage. We maintain the appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, unauthorized alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, misuse, and any other unlawful form of processing. These safeguards include, for example, firewalls, password protection and other access and authentication controls. We use SSL technology to encrypt data during transmission, and employ application-layer security features to further anonymize user data.

However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. We cannot definitively guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or store on the Service, and you do so at your own risk. We also cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by unauthorized breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

What other parties do we share user data with, and how will these parties use this data?

We do not sell your information to third parties for any purpose.

Our site may share information you provide, (for example, your Vehicle Identification Number and/or license plate number), as well as information about your location, to government agencies, automakers and our third-party partners, for the sole purpose of determining whether your vehicle is affected by an open safety recall and helping you schedule a free repair if it is.

We also may share information about specific vehicles with our Airbag Recall: Operation Find & Fix canvass teams to assist them in their targeted, door-to-door efforts to alert drivers of potentially affected vehicles and help them schedule repairs.

What are cookies, and how do they work on our site?

A cookie is a small piece of data, sent from a website, that is stored on a user's computer while the user is browsing. These cookies log information about a user’s visit to optimize their experience, and provide developers with meaningful data they can use to fix site issues and improve overall functionality.

On our site, cookies are used to help us gather the following data points:

  • The date and time a user arrived on our site
  • How a user browsing landed on our site
  • How users behave on (what pages they visit, links they click, etc.)

When you visit our site, cookies also give us the ability to serve you with non-commercial, public service announcement advertisements related to the ongoing airbag recall. We serve these advertisements because Airbag Recall web ads have shown to increase the number of drivers coming to our site to check if their vehicles are equipped with potentially deadly, recalled airbags.

If you do not wish to accept cookies and would like to opt out of this type of tracking, you may turn off cookies in your browser settings at any time. You will still be able to use our website with cookies disabled.

Do we collect any personal information from Facebook and Twitter profiles when users share our website on these sites?

While we give users the ability to easily share our website on Facebook and Twitter via the “Share This Site” buttons in the bottom-right corner of our site, we do not collect any personal information from user profiles on these sites. The only tracking tools we use on Facebook and Twitter measure the effectives of our targeted social advertisements, which help us spread awareness about the ongoing airbag recall.

Do we gather any information from EU users who visit our site?

In compliance with the GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, does not collect or store any information from European Union users.

Links to other sites:

Our site may contain links to other websites that we do not operate. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that party’s website. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party websites or services.

We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

We reserve the right to update or change this policy at any time; you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of our site after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of such modifications.

If we alter this Privacy Policy in any way, a dated notice will be posted to the top of this page for your awareness.