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Old 10-21-2014, 01:29 PM   #1
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UPDATED: Totally OT but very important:Takata Airbags

" Toyota has said that it plans to disable defective airbags once it runs out of replacements as it repairs the 800,000 cars it has recalled."

"Toyota has gotten permission from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to disable the airbags"

That is how serious this problem is:

http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/31/auto...html?hpt=hp_t2


This does not apply to the MK3 Focus but many of you own more than one vehicle and you may have a car impacted by this. These airbags are very dangerous. They explode and propel shrapnel into your face.

U.S. Autos With Potential Airbag Problems

ACURA MDX 2005
ACURA MDX 2006
ACURA TL 2002
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ACURA CL 2002
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ACURA MDX 2005
ACURA RL 2005
ACURA MDX 2003
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BMW 325XI 2002
BMW 325CI 2003
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BMW 330CI 2001
BMW 330XI 2001
BMW 325I 2004
BMW 330CI 2003
BMW 330I 2004
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FORD GT 2006
FORD MUSTANG 2005
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FORD RANGER 2004
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HONDA ELEMENT 2011
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HONDA PILOT 2005
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HONDA ELEMENT 2008
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LEXUS SC430 2005
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MITSUBISHI LANCER 2005
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NISSAN MAXIMA 2004
NISSAN MAXIMA 2003
NISSAN MAXIMA 2002
NISSAN MAXIMA 2001
NISSAN PATHFINDER 2001
NISSAN SENTRA 2004
NISSAN SENTRA 2003
NISSAN SENTRA 2002
NISSAN SENTRA 2001
NISSAN PATHFINDER 2004
NISSAN PATHFINDER 2003
NISSAN PATHFINDER 2002
PONTIAC VIBE 2005
PONTIAC VIBE 2004
PONTIAC VIBE 2003
SAAB 9-2X 2005
SUBARU OUTBACK 2004
SUBARU BAJA 2004
SUBARU BAJA 2003
SUBARU LEGACY 2004
SUBARU LEGACY 2003
SUBARU IMPREZA 2004
SUBARU OUTBACK 2003
SUBARU IMPREZA 2005
SUBARU BAJA 2005
SUBARU OUTBACK 2004
SUBARU OUTBACK 2005
SUBARU BAJA 2004
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SUBARU LEGACY 2005
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SUBARU IMPREZA 2004
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TOYOTA COROLLA MATRIX 2005
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TOYOTA COROLLA 2005
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TOYOTA COROLLA 2003
TOYOTA SEQUOIA 2005
TOYOTA SEQUOIA 2004
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http://www.ibtimes.com/takata-airbag...irbags-1652302

Government site:
http://www.safercar.gov/


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Old 10-21-2014, 02:13 PM   #2
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Thank you for sharing. I was looking for this list earlier.
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Old 10-21-2014, 02:57 PM   #3
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Several deaths from this issue. One in Oklahoma where the person died from the bag shrapnel.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:42 PM   #4
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Damn, thanks for this cause my son's Suburu is listed.
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Does this apply worldwide!? Or just for 'Merica
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:30 PM   #6
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Does this apply worldwide!? Or just for 'Merica
Takata sold airbags worldwide...but the list here maybe US/CAN only models...
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Old 10-22-2014, 12:33 AM   #7
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The problem is claimed to be mainly in high humidity areas, near the coastline, hig hheat, salt air, high humidity.
Then the one person mentioned dyingis in Oklahoma...??
SO apparently the most problematic areas are high humidity etc. but tragedy can happen anywhere if the metal bits hit the wrong place. (I would think jugular mainly. or straight into esophogus?)
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One possible explanation for this problem revolves around a propellant that, particularly in humid climates, could deploy the airbag unexpectedly, in some cases even sending metal shards from the airbag's casing flying through the cockpit. To date there have been some 139 injuries reported.
Link to source ---> Takata airbag victim looked like she had been stabbed
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Well damn, looks like I have to take my Honda to the dealership. We got a letter in the mail at the beginning of the year. It didn't go into this much detail about what the problem was, but now after reading about it I'm going to have them change those airbags out.
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Well damn, looks like I have to take my Honda to the dealership. We got a letter in the mail at the beginning of the year. It didn't go into this much detail about what the problem was, but now after reading about it I'm going to have them change those airbags out.
Here's the latest tally from NHTSA, as of Wednesday morning October 22:

BMW: 627,615 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

Chrysler: 371,309 total number of potentially affected vehicles

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

Ford: 58,669 total number of potentially affected vehicles

2004 – Ranger
2005 – 2006 GT
2005 – 2007 Mustang

General Motors: undetermined total number of potentially affected vehicles

2003 – 2005 Pontiac Vibe
2005 – Saab 9-2X

Honda: 5,051,364 total number of potentially affected vehicles

2001 – 2007 Honda Accord
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
2005 – Acura RL

Mazda: 64,872 total number of potentially affected vehicles

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

Mitsubishi: 11,985 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2004 – 2005 Lancer
2006 – 2007 Raider

Nissan: 694,626 total number of potentially affected vehicles

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

Subaru: 17,516 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2005 Baja
2003 – 2005 Legacy
2003 – 2005 Outback
2003 – 2005 Baja
2004 – 2005 Impreza

Toyota: 877,000 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2002 – 2005 Lexus SC
2002 – 2005 Toyota Corolla
2003 – 2005 Toyota Corolla Matrix
2002 – 2005 Toyota Sequoia
2003 – 2005 Toyota Tundra
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