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The Recall Message is Not a Scam

The "1 out of 6 vehicles has been affected by the Takata Airbag Recall. Check to see if yours is one" message is not a scam. launched a national broadcast consumer awareness campaign with actor Morgan Freeman. The campaign is part of ongoing efforts to reach over 41 million vehicle owners in the United States who have been affected by the Takata airbag recall.

The Recall Message is Not a Scam

Roughly 41.6 million vehicles equipped with 56 million defective Takata airbags are under recall because these airbags can explode when deployed, causing serious injury or even death.. All vehicle owners should:

  • Check if your vehicle is affect using the identification number (VIN) by going to
  • Get the Fix by calling your local dealer; it will be repaired for free.
  • Sign Up for Recall Alerts about any future recall affecting your vehicle.

What's Wrong With Your Airbag?

Consumers should also be aware of two critically important details about this recall:

The Danger of “Alpha” Airbags: Certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles, 2006 Ford Ranger, and Mazda B-Series trucks are at a far higher risk for an airbag explosion that could injure or kill vehicle occupants. These are referred to as “Alpha” airbags. These vehicles can and should be repaired immediately. Do not drive these vehicles with Takata airbags unless you are going straight to a dealer to have them repaired immediately.

Additional Vehicles Will Be Recalled: Additional airbags are scheduled to be recalled by December 2019, bringing the total number of affected airbags to around 65-70 million. These vehicles do not currently appear affected by this recall using a VIN search. Sign up for Recall Alerts and make sure the address on your registration is current to be sure you’re notified of this or any other future recall.

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