Car producers have revoked millions of Takata airbags. They will continue revoking more units in the next few years. Ford, Honda, and Toyota revealed that they will expand their Takata revokes a lot.
Ford added 654,695 cars in the U.S. to the revoke list. They planned expansion of its Takata revoke to new geographic regions and the move is part of it. Revoke considers Ford’s replacement of the passenger front airbag inflators in come late-model cars. Cars that are affected are the 2005-2009 and 2012 Ford Mustang, 2005-2006 Ford GT, 2006-2009 and 2012 Ford Fusion, 2007-2009 Ford Ranger, 2007-2009 Ford Edge, 2006-2009 and 2012 Lincoln Zephyr and Lincoln MKZ, 2007-2009 Lincoln MKX, and 2006-2009 Mercury Milan.
In its newest campaign, Honda revokes around 1.29 million cars, and also those subject to prior Takata recalls. This time, the producer will put different passenger front airbag inflators on a variety of models. The revoked 2005-2006 Acura MDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2012 Acura TSX, 2011-2012 Acura TSX Wagon, 2010-2012 Acura ZDX, 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2012 Honda Crosstour, 2006-2011 Honda Civic, 2005-2011 Honda CR-V, 2005-2011 Honda Element, 2012 Honda FCX Clarity, 2007-2012 Honda Fit, 2010-2012 Honda Insight, 2005-2012 Honda Pilot, and the 2006-2012 Honda Ridgeline.
Eventually, Toyota wants to expand its Takata revoke to repair front passenger airbag inflators in 543,000 cars
Eventually, Toyota wants to expand its Takata revoke to repair front passenger airbag inflators in 543,000 cars. Those are 2008-2009 and 2012 Scion xB, 2009 and 2012 Toyota Corolla, 2009 and 2012 Toyota Corolla Matrix, 2007-2009 and 2012 Toyota Yaris, 2012 Toyota 4Runner, 2012 Toyota Sienna, 2006-2009 and 2012 Lexus IS250/350, 2012 Lexus IS250C/350C, 2008-2009 and 2012 Lexus IS-F, 2007-2009 and 2012 Lexus ES350, 2012 Lexus GX460, and 2012 Lexus LFA.
Takata’s airbag inflators can downgrade over time because of exposing to high temperatures and humidity. The wrong airbags can make rupture with too much power and send metal shrapnel flying inside the cabin of the car. As U.S. regulators say, producers will revoke temperatures an evaluated 35-40 million airbag inflators in 2 about years. The revokes have been separated into phases, where the cars at the highest risk priority.