Owners of nearly 5 million cars with defective airbags need to take immediate action

As posted on October 20, 2014 on www.cbs46.com

By Vanzetta Evans

ATLANTA - A major recall involving airbags could affect nearly 5 million vehicles, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking the owners to take action.

People who own certain models of BMW, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota vehicles are asked to immediately replace defective Takata airbags.

There are regional recalls in effect in Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Virgin Islands and Hawaii.

Owners can check to see if their vehicle is involved in the recall by visiting www.safercar.gov and entering their vehicle identification number (VIN).

Here are the affected vehicles:

  • Toyota: 778,177 total number of vehicles potentially affected

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