NHTSA Expands Takata Airbag Inflator Recall in Phases

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As part of its expansion of the massive Takata airbag inflator recall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently added millions of vehicles to include defective passenger-side airbags. Experts link the crisis to high absolute humidity, which can lead to moisture buildup over time in Takata inflators and cause them to rupture when the airbag deploys.

According to sister site Cars.com, automakers are phasing in these vehicles based on three geographic zones of humidity. Older vehicles are under recall in larger areas and newer vehicles are under recall in only the most humid zones. But NHTSA says it will eventually expand those recalls to national status, so if you see your pickup truck on the list below, there's a good chance it will be under recall at some point regardless of where you live.

The three geographic regions are:

  • Zone A (high humidity): Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan) and the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Zone B (moderate humidity): Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia
  • Zone C (low humidity): Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington state, Wisconsin and Wyoming

For an overview of the Takata recall, click here. Meanwhile, below you'll find a list of pickup trucks affected by the recall expansion, broken down by geographic region.

Zone A

  • 2010-2011 Dodge Dakota
  • 2010 Ram 3500 Chassis Cab
  • 2010 Ram 4500/5500 Chassis Cab
  • 2009-2011 Honda Ridgeline

Zones A and B

  • 2009 Dodge Dakota
  • 2004-2008 Ram 1500
  • 2009 Ram 2500
  • 2009 Ram 3500
  • 2009 Ram 3500 Chassis Cab
  • 2009 Ram 4500/5500 Chassis Cab
  • 2009 Sterling 4500/5500 Chassis Cab (Ram clone)
  • 2006-2008 Honda Ridgeline
  • 2005-2006 Subaru Baja

All zones

  • 2005-2008 Dodge Dakota
  • 2005-2008 Ram 2500
  • 2006-2008 Ram 3500
  • 2007-2008 Ram 3500 Chassis Cab
  • 2008 Ram 4500/5500 Chassis Cab
  • 2008 Sterling 4500/5500 Chassis Cab (Ram clone)
  • 2003-2004 Subaru Baja

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Comments

FIAT RAM THE CHEAPEST TRUCK ON THE MARKET IS USING TAKATA AIR BAGS I TOLD YOU'LL.

This effects most if not all car and truck manufactures you idiot.

Ram got them for half off retail.

So if you don't die from getting your legs crushed the chest shrapnel will finish the job.

I feel so much better knowing that Ram or Zvieram or alis de-jour is driving one of these trucks.

LOL

My vehicle is not affected,,but I hate airbags as I had to replace one sensor to the tune of 160$!!!

Auto manufacturers should offer air bag DELETE option,,
Because I use seat belts every time when driving anyway..its my life my choice,and ,I feel quite safe in a truck.
Why dont motorcycle riders use seatbelts,,those things are way more dangerous

So if you don't die from getting your legs crushed the chest shrapnel will finish the job.

I feel so much better knowing that Ram or Zvieram or alis de-jour is driving one of these trucks.

LOL


Posted by: Lou_BC | May 31, 2016 6:26:02 PM


Meeh, sorry to disappoint you, but my 2010 RAM 1500 is not listed.
Thank you for your concern though.

Meeh, sorry to disappoint you, but my 2010 RAM 1500 is not listed.
Thank you for your concern though.
Posted by: RAM | May 31, 2016 7:39:35 PM

Not listed here but there are currently 7 recalls for your 2010 Ram 1500 and 1 recall for Lou's 2010 F-150.

7 recalls including several dangerous ones that can lead to accidents:
https://www.cars.com/recalls/dodge-ram_1500-2010/

1 recall for a interior handle trim piece:
https://www.cars.com/recalls/ford-f150-2010/

@Davez
I appreciate your concern. They checked that 3 years ago for me, as soon as recall was issued and replaced that anyway after that, even they didn't find anyrhing wrong.
I am not going to play this game with recalls, because ford would be #1 easily and I have other stuff to do. Have a great recall ranting.


"FIAT RAM THE CHEAPEST TRUCK ON THE MARKET IS USING TAKATA AIR BAGS I TOLD YOU'LL..."
Posted by: Gm orgullosa de ser de china. | May 31, 2016 3:08:19 PM

Bonehead....lol

http://www.legalreader.com/ford-ranger-recall-comes-after-tenth-takata-airbag-death/

Bonehead....lol

http://www.autonews.com/article/20160216/OEM11/160219908/gm-recalls-200000-saab-saturn-vehicles-with-takata-airbags

Bonehead....lol

http://www.fordproblems.com/trends/takata/

Funny how Ram guys get amnesia when it comes to Ram recalls and all the other problems that have plagued Chrysler forever.

Not listed here but there are currently 7 recalls for your 2010 Ram 1500 and 1 recall for Lou's 2010 F-150.

7 recalls including several dangerous ones that can lead to accidents:
https://www.cars.com/recalls/dodge-ram_1500-2010/

1 recall for a interior handle trim piece:
https://www.cars.com/recalls/ford-f150-2010/


Posted by: Dave Z | May 31, 2016 8:14:08 PM


My 2010 RAM 1500 had just one recall for REAR AXLE PINION NUT , but like I said it was checked and replaced even not needed 3 years ago.
I didn't have 7 recalls, like you said. I needed just to clarify this.

@Lou
Even I don't like you, and don't agree with you many times, I don't wish you anything bad to happen.

Wow the Fiat fans really do take delusion to the ultimate extreme. Much MUCH farther than even the Gov Motors fans.

I guess being a bailout baby makes one prone to denial, delusion, and spin.

The Takata Airbag DISASTER isn't Fiats fault. NUMEROUS manufacturers have them in numerous models. Odds are the brand of your choice also has issues with this part/recall. I know that Ford and to a lesser extent GovMotors also has them as well as Toy and Honda. All manufacturers rely on parts suppliers and as long as the parts supplier meets the manufacturers specificed standards then responsibility is on the manufacturer (as with the great GovMotors Ignition switch spring murder recall). In this case Takata met the manufacturers standard but delivered a defective product so its on the parts supplier.

While responsibility for this is on the supplier it never looks good for the manufacturer.

But only a Fiat loon would look a this and think its all good since the truck he owns isn't in the current batch of recalls.

@Ram - "Meeh, sorry to disappoint you, but my 2010 RAM 1500 is not listed.
Thank you for your concern though."

Good luck on your next Ram purchase.

Looks like you'll need it.

@DaveZ - my truck hasn't been recalled for that problem.
It has been recall free and has been more durable than my wife's Toyota Sienna.

Thank you Low. I was always lucky with RAM and will keep it that way.

When a guy or gal cause themselves "I am Chevy here me roar"

That would be "hear me". Unless you're trying to say that "here is where I roar" but I don't hear a whole lot of roaring from Chevys.

Maybe the ones that people spend oodles of money on them to put aftermarket parts on them, do they finally roar?

Anyway, this airbag recall is not Chrysler's fault.

Now, on the other hand, knowing you have a problem with your ignition key and that it's killing people, and then sweeping it under the rug, sounds like somebody doesn't want to talk about the problems that GM has?

How about the sidesaddle gas tanks of the square box Chevys, pre 1988? Just a bomb waiting to happen.

Rusted brake lines, well that could be one of GM's biggest problems?

Nice tires...lol...now Ford has to remember not to damage them in assembly!

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/ford-recalls-f-250-f-350-f-450-and-f-550-trucks-051316.html

Idiots can't so anything right!



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