Takata Update: Deadly Incidents Continue as Automakers Struggle to Meet Takata Recall Repair Deadlines


The Center for Auto Safety is the nation’s premier independent, member driven, non-profit consumer advocacy organization dedicated to improving vehicle safety, quality, and fuel economy on behalf of all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.

Despite fast-approaching government deadlines to replace deadly and defective Takata airbag inflators, automakers have yet to achieve acceptable recall completion rates.  The Center for Auto Safety recommends that all consumers check the NHTSA VIN Recall Lookup to determine whether their vehicle is subject to these recalls.


Ford urges 2,900 pickup owners to stop driving after new Takata death – 1/11/18

Who Will Pay for Takata’s Future Victims? – 8/11/17

AP Analysis: Most automakers slow to fix dangerous air bags – 8/1/17

Takata air bag inflator ruptures in Florida crash that killed driver – 7/27/17

Driver likely killed by defective Takata airbag in Sydney crash, police say – 7/21/17

Man Killed By Takata Airbag While Working On A Honda – 7/11/17


List of Takata Airbag Inflator Fatalities

June 2017 Takata Recall Completion Data – 6/23/17

Updated Takata Completion Data from NHTSA


Thune and Nelson Press Department of Transportation for Takata Recall Update – 6/2/17

Senate Commerce Letter to DOT Secretary Chao: Takata Recall Completion – 6/2/17

NHTSA Response to Senate Commerce Committee – 7/7/17


For more information on Takata Airbag Inflator recalls, visit the Center’s Takata Information Page