Feds Identify Vehicles in Latest Takata Air Bag Recall

NHTSA recalled 12 million vehicles last month with air bags that could explode. Now Feds are specifying which models.

The federal government is specifying the models of 12 million vehicles recalled because they contain defective Takata air bags.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration initially recalled about 28 million vehicles with Takata air bags that could explode and shower passengers with shrapnel.

NHTSA added another 12 million vehicles to the recall last month. And now the agency is identifying which makes and models are involved.

They include more than 4 million Chryslers, 4.5 million Hondas and over 1.5 million Toyotas.

Most were built between the 2005 and 2011 model years.

Federal officials are conducting the recall in phases, concentrating first on warmer climates because humid conditions can increase the chance of the air bags exploding.

Michigan is among states being given the lowest priority in the recalls because officials say the state typically has a cooler climate.


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