Updated data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that as of April 27, 2018, 60% of recalled Takata airbags have been replaced. That’s 23.2 million airbags according to the NHTSA figures. There are still 15.2 million airbags (40%) to go.
You can check specific completion rates for various automakers on the NHTSA recall site here.
The defective Takata airbags being recalled have a chemical propellant that can explode with too much force when deployed. They are now linked to at least 21 deaths worldwide. The latest death was confirmed in January by the Florida Highway Patrol. It involved an accident that killed a 34-year-old mother who died last July after airbags deployed in her 2002 Honda Accord.
In February, Ford and Mazda announced they were expanding their ‘do not drive warning’ to include additional MY 2006 Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series trucks with defective Takata airbags based on new testing.
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