What is the history of the Takata airbag recall?

Here’s a brief history of some of the main points of this ongoing problem: 1988 – Takata (founded in 1933) begins manufacturing air bags. 1990s – Research and development takes place at Takata to make a smaller model with fewer toxic fumes when deployed. 1998 – Honda begins installing the newly designed Takata air bags. This new design uses a different, highly explosive... read more?

How do you find out if your car is included in the Takata airbag recall?

A June 2016 report states that four automakers — Toyota, Fiat Chrysler, Volkwagen and Mitsubishi — are continuing to sell these defective airbags that must be recalled by 2018. Sadly, these manufacturers are not required to tell buyers about new model cars being equipped with the defective airbags. The NHTSA currently has two resources to help you find out if your vehicle is one that has... read more?