2003 Dodge Ram 1500s Takata Air Bag Fatality Prompts FCA to Issue Do Not Drive

July 11, 2023 | Washington, DC The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently confirmed another fatality linked to the Takata recall, specifically in a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. This tragic incident marks the first Takata air bag fatality involving an exploding passenger-side inflator. Additionally, it is the first case reported in the 2003

Volkswagen recalls Beetles due to exploding Takata airbags

Volkswagen is recalling 37,558 Beetle and Beetle Convertible cars over an ongoing Takata airbag issue. The issue has resulted in close to 30 deaths and at least 400 injuries due to the tendency of these airbags to blow up when deployed. This is one of 187 recalls caused by exploding Takata airbags.

BMW recalls cars over Takata airbag malfunction

BMW has recalled 4,511 BMW 3 series cars equipped with faulty Takata airbag inflators that may cause the airbag malfunction during a crash. This may result in the driver-side airbag exploding during an accident, hurting the driver with metal shrapnel. It may also cause the airbag to become under-inflated, failing to protect the driver from injuries in an accident.