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On Monday, October 20, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a recall; warning of defective air bags installed in 4.7 million vehicles, Transportation Safety officials urged owners to take immediate action. On Wednesday, October 22, the NHTSA increased that number to 7.8 million. General Motors and others cautioned drivers to not allow any passengers to ride in the front seat until the air bags are repaired.

These faulty air bag canisters have been recorded to explode upon impact, sending shrapnel flying toward motorists. At least four deaths and dozens more injuries have been linked to the deficient air bags from Takata Corporation.

“Responding to these recalls, whether old or new, is essential to personal safety and it will help aid our ongoing investigation into Takata airbags and what appears to be a problem related to extended exposure to consistently high humidity and temperatures,” said David Friedman, NHTSA Deputy Administrator.

Takata has agreed to cooperate fully with US officials and automakers, as federal investigators work to determine whether the Japanese air bar supplier purposefully misled regulators about the safety of its air bags.

“These air bags have been subject to several recalls and service campaigns but they have been inconsistently applied by NHTSA and auto makers,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal (D., Connecticut). “The current situation is the worst of all worlds.”

Is your vehicle among the list of those recalled? Find out here.

BMW (627,615)

  • 3 Series Sedan (2000–2005)
  • 3 Series Coupe (2000–2006)
  • 3 Series Sports Wagon (2000–2005)
  • 3 Series Convertible (2000–2006)
  • M3 Coupe (2001–2006)
  • M3 Convertible (2001–2006)

Chrysler (371,309)

  • Dodge Ram 1500 (2003–2008)
  • Dodge Ram 2500 (2005–2008)
  • Dodge Ram 3500 (2006–2008)
  • Dodge Ram 4500 (2006–2008)
  • Dodge Ram 5500 (2008)
  • Dodge Durango (2005–2008)
  • Dodge Dakota (2005–2008)
  • Chrysler 300 (2005–2008)
  • Chrysler Aspen (2007–2008)

Ford (58,669)

  • Ranger (2004)
  • GT (2005–2006)
  • Mustang (2005–2007)

General Motors (Number of vehicles affected undetermined)

  • Pontiac Vibe (2003–2005)
  • Saab 9-2X (2005)

Honda (5,051,364)

  • Honda Accord (2001–2007)
  • Honda Accord (2001–2002)
  • Honda Civic (2001–2005)
  • Honda CR-V (2002–2006)
  • Honda Element (2003–2011)
  • Honda Odyssey (2002–2004)
  • Honda Pilot (2003–2007)
  • Honda Ridgeline (2006)
  • Acura MDX (2003–2006)
  • Acura TL/CL (2002–2003)
  • Acura RL (2005)

Mazda (64,872)

  • Mazda6 (2003–2007)
  • MazdaSpeed6 (2006–2007)
  • Mazda RX-8 (2004–2008)
  • MPV (2004–2005)
  • B-Series Truck (2004)

Mitsubishi (11,985)

  • Lancer (2004–2005)
  • Raider (2006–2007)

Nissan (694,626)

  • Nissan Maxima (2001–2003)
  • Nissan Pathfinder (2001–2004)
  • Nissan Sentra (2002–2004)
  • Infiniti I30/I35 (2001–2004)
  • Infiniti QX4 (2002–2003)
  • Infiniti FX35/FX45 (2003–2005)

Subaru (17,516)

  • Baja (2003–2005)
  • Legacy (2003–2005)
  • Outback (2003–2005)
  • Baja (2003–2005)
  • Impreza (2004–2005)

Toyota (877,000)

  • Lexus SC (2002–2005)
  • Toyota Corolla (2002–2005)
  • Toyota Corolla Matrix (2003–2005)
  • Toyota Sequoia (2002–2005)
  • Toyota Tundra (2003–2005)

If your car — or your husband’s, or your mom’s, or your coworker’s — is on this list, do not wait. Take action today.

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