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.

Nissan recalls nearly 4,000 Sentras equipped with Takata airbags

Japanese manufacturer Nissan is recalling 3,930 2002-2006 Sentra vehicles that are potentially equipped with the infamous Takata airbag inflators. These inflators can explode during a crash and fling “sharp metal fragments” into the vehicle’s occupants, injuring or killing them. Until your car is fixed, do not allow passengers to sit in the front seat.