Takata Airbags Defect

Takata has been a rogue outlier for . . . it seems like forever. We first encountered bad components from them during the Suzuki Samurai wars over 20 years ago. I'm betting they built their business by being cheap. Now NHTSA, humiliated by the latest in its long string of despicable failures to regulate the industry that controls them, appears to be stepping up.

Reminds me of what the plaintiffs' bar has done for this country.

In 2011, total number of wreck deaths in this country was the lowest since 1949. (Read that sentence again: amazing. Think how many tens of thousands of citizens don't die every year and/or are not seriously injured every year as a result.)

The death rate per million vehicle miles travelled has plummeted in the last 30 years. Why? Safer cars is the main reason. How'd that happen? Conscience sure didn't drive automakers to build safer cars - consciousness that the market demanded safety is what did it. And that market demand was drive by publicity about auto products cases and verdicts. The effect of that publicity was cumulative - it snowballed over time, finally forcing automakers to at least act like Volvo, and claim in advertisements stuff like "at Ford, safety is Job One."

Ever wonder where all the wreck cases "went"? The answer is in the statistics: far fewer deaths, which necessarily means far fewer serious injuries.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges owners of certain

General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags.

especially for owners of vehicles affected by the regional recalls in the following areas: Florida, P

Virgin Islands and Hawaii.

Consumers that are uncertain whether their vehicle is impacted by the Takata recalls, or any oth

www.safercar.gov/vinlookup. On the site, consumers can search by their vehicle identification nu

individual vehicle has an open recall that needs to be addressed. In addition, consumers can signbefore

recall letters are mailed by the manufacturers to the affected owners.

Affected Vehicles, by Manufacturer, Impacted by CY 2013 and 2014 Recall

Toyota: 778,177 total number of potentially affected vehicles

2002 - 2004 Lexus SC

2003 - 2004 Toyota Corolla

2003 - 2004 Toyota Corolla Matrix

2002 - 2004 Toyota Sequoia

2003 - 2004 Toyota Tundra

2003 - 2004 Pontiac Vibe

Honda: 2,803,214 total number of potentially affected vehicles

2001 - 2007 Honda Accord (4 cyl)

2001 - 2002 Honda Accord (6 cyl)

2001 - 2005 Honda Civic

2002 - 2006 Honda CR-V

2003 - 2011 Honda Element

2002 - 2004 Honda Odyssey

2003 - 2007 Honda Pilot

2006 - Honda Ridgeline

2003 - 2006 Acura MDX

2002 - 2003 Acura TL/CL

Nissan: 437,712 total number of potentially affected vehicles

2001 - 2003 Nissan Maxima

2001 - 2003 Nissan Pathfinder

2002 - 2003 Nissan Sentra

2001 - 2003 Infiniti I30/I35

2002 - 2003 Infiniti QX4

2003 - Infiniti FX

Mazda: 18,050 total number of potentially affected vehicles

2003 - 2004 Mazda6

2004 - Mazda RX-8

BMW: 573,935 total number of potentially affected vehicles

2000 - 2005 3 Series Sedan

2000 - 2006 3 Series Coupe

2000 - 2005 3 Series Sports Wagon

2000 - 2006 3 Series Convertible

2001 - 2006 M3 Coupe

2001 - 2006 M3 Convertible

General Motors: 133,221 total number potentially affected vehicles

2002 - 2003 Buick LeSabre

2002 - 2003 Buick Rendezvous

2002 - 2003 Cadillac DeVille

2002 - 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer

2002 - 2003 Chevrolet Impala

2002 - 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

2002 - 2003 Chevrolet Venture

2002 - 2003 GMC Envoy

2002 - 2003 GMC Envoy XL

2002 - 2003 Oldsmobile Aurora

2002 - 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada

2002 - 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette

2002 - 2003 Pontiac Bonneville

2002 - 2003 Pontiac Montana

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