Already the nation's largest automobile-related recall in history, the National Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced additional recalls of 3.3 faulty Takata airbags in Mitsubishi, Audi, BMW, Nissan, Subaru, Tesla, Honda, Toyota, Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mazda, and Mercedes-Benz vehicles manufactured in 2009, 2010, and 2013. As noted by the Atlatna Journal-Constitution, the propellant used in the defective airbags can deteriorate under certain conditions causing shrapnel to exit the airbag system and injury or kill vehicle occupants. NHTSA also reports that additional airbags expected to be recalled through 2019 will bring the total number of airbags affected by the Takata recall to reach 65-70 million.
Anyone with an affected airbag should contact the manufacturer (most, if not all, have information available online) to determine how to have defective airbags replaced. NHTSA also has created a lookup tool to aid in determining whether a vehicle is subject to the recall. The tool allows a search based on Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).