Takata Air Bag Recall
Takata air bags used in vehicles made by 19 different automakers with model years between 2000 and 2017 have been recalled.
Long-term exposure to high heat and humidity can cause these air bags to explode when deployed. Such explosions have caused injuries and deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Although many vehicles have been repaired, there are still approximately 200,000 vehicles in Wisconsin that have not been repaired. Approximately 150,000 of these vehicles are more than 10 years old.
What to do?
Letters regarding the recall effort were mailed in July 2019 under Wisconsin DOT letterhead. Customers receiving this letter should
follow instructions included in the letter that are specific to the make/model of their vehicle. The letter explains that the potentially lifesaving repair is
free from the manufacturer and parts are available. A
free loaner car, towing service or other alternative transportation may also be available.
Please do not contact Wisconsin DMV with questions regarding the Takata Air Bag Recall.
If you believe you have already had your vehicle fixed, visit
www.NHTSA.gov/recalls and enter the vehicle VIN to verify if any active recalls exist for the vehicle and to obtain the manufacturer contact information.