Eleven automakers have recalled roughly 33.8 million vehicles stating the airbags installed could “deploy explosively” causing imminent danger to drivers and passengers. The airbags are linked to 6 fatalities and 100 injuries.
According to consumerreports.org “If the airbag housing ruptures in a crash, metal shards from the airbag can be sprayed throughout the passenger cabin—a potentially disastrous outcome from a supposedly life-saving device.”
The Takata airbags were installed in cars from model year 2002 to 2008. Automakers involved in the recall include: BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota. To determine if you are at risk find your VIN number (located in the lower driver-side corner of the windshield, which you can see from the outside of your vehicle.) You can also find this information on your registration and insurance documents. Use this link provided by consumerreports.org to find out if you are at risk.