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(KIRO-7 Seattle)   You recall the cars recalled for airbags? Now they're re-recalled, so you'll rerererecall them next time they're recalled   (kiro7.com) divider line
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2021-01-22 12:41:48 PM  
So...It's a 'total recall' ?
 
2021-01-22 12:44:50 PM  
Where is Ralph The Wonder Llama when we need him?
 
2021-01-22 12:52:27 PM  
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2021-01-22 12:53:30 PM  
That's now twice for my car. They already replaced the passenger side, now I find out that I've been driving with a death trap in front of me for a decade? Takata is really the most pervasive villain in all of history!
 
2021-01-22 1:17:28 PM  
So Ford and Mazda held this up in appeals for over three years?  Three years of letting their customers drive around with potentially deadly airbags.  Think about that the next time you are buying a car.  Have you driven a Ford? Not lately, thank you.
 
2021-01-22 1:18:54 PM  
When I took my car in, they also replaced an engine compartment fire hazard that I never received a recall notice about, so at least I have that going for me.
 
2021-01-22 1:39:38 PM  
They've been fighting the recall for over three years? I'd like to know how many people have died because of these airbags in that time.
 
2021-01-22 2:18:40 PM  
I had an '04 Saturn, an '07 Ford, and currently drive a '12 Honda that had the airbag recall.

How freaking long was Takata sending out bad airbags, and how many of these cars are still on the gorramn road?
 
2021-01-22 3:03:32 PM  

dv-ous: I had an '04 Saturn, an '07 Ford, and currently drive a '12 Honda that had the airbag recall.

How freaking long was Takata sending out bad airbags, and how many of these cars are still on the gorramn road?


It wouldn't surprise me if the original culprit of moisture contamination was just a fluke, and Takata has been lax on grain size QC for years because they could get away with it.
 
2021-01-22 3:13:48 PM  

dv-ous: I had an '04 Saturn, an '07 Ford, and currently drive a '12 Honda that had the airbag recall.

How freaking long was Takata sending out bad airbags, and how many of these cars are still on the gorramn road?


When I got the airbags replaced in my '05 Pilot, I remember the mechanic saying there will probably be a recall on the recall because Takata hadn't yet redesigned the airbag they were putting in. Traded it in 5 years ago, but I'd imagine it's due for another one by now if it's still on the road.
 
2021-01-22 3:48:53 PM  
I'm still confused about my 2009 Civic. The official recall notice I got claimed it was *ONLY* for the passenger side. And the paperwork from the dealer confirmed that. I'm never received any other recall notice, so I guess that's it. So, my question has been, what airbag was factory-installed on the driver's side? Is there an actual airbag, or is it simply a bag of Jiffy Pop?

(And we bought this car new, so it's not like it was replaced by a previous owner or the dealer before the sale or anything like that.)
 
2021-01-22 4:43:13 PM  

Joe_diGriz: I'm still confused about my 2009 Civic. The official recall notice I got claimed it was *ONLY* for the passenger side. And the paperwork from the dealer confirmed that. I'm never received any other recall notice, so I guess that's it. So, my question has been, what airbag was factory-installed on the driver's side? Is there an actual airbag, or is it simply a bag of Jiffy Pop?

(And we bought this car new, so it's not like it was replaced by a previous owner or the dealer before the sale or anything like that.)


Just make sure your address is updated in your Honda file, you'll get the recalls when they can be done. 

Second replacement on my mother's '05 Corolla passenger side airbag, it's getting annoying.
 
2021-01-22 4:58:57 PM  

Mokmo: Just make sure your address is updated in your Honda file, you'll get the recalls when they can be done.


Thank you for the reminder. If and when we move, I'll make sure to do that.

As an aside, I keep getting engine recall notices for our old 2012 Hyundai Sonata, which a) already had the engine replaced under warranty when it died, and b) I sold off immediately after said engine replacement. So clearly they don't bother checking VIN records.
 
2021-01-22 5:17:58 PM  

tricycleracer: When I took my car in, they also replaced an engine compartment fire hazard that I never received a recall notice about, so at least I have that going for me.


Fords are not not known for randomly catching on fire.
 
2021-01-22 5:19:14 PM  

Joe_diGriz: I'm still confused about my 2009 Civic. The official recall notice I got claimed it was *ONLY* for the passenger side. And the paperwork from the dealer confirmed that. I'm never received any other recall notice, so I guess that's it. So, my question has been, what airbag was factory-installed on the driver's side? Is there an actual airbag, or is it simply a bag of Jiffy Pop?

(And we bought this car new, so it's not like it was replaced by a previous owner or the dealer before the sale or anything like that.)


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2021-01-22 9:21:58 PM  
Let's see if Takata's Baghdad Bob shows up to the thread. 240 injuries and 24 fatalities are apparently no big deal. A statistical blip. An unfair witch-hunt against a proud Japanese firm with a legacy of honesty and integrity.
 
2021-01-23 11:27:19 AM  

TotallyHeadless: That's now twice for my car. They already replaced the passenger side, now I find out that I've been driving with a death trap in front of me for a decade? Takata is really the most pervasive villain in all of history!


mine too!  The Subaru passenger side was done and then 2 yrs later the recall was recalled.  12 yr old car.  Bad people.
 
2021-01-23 11:59:16 AM  
The problem is there wasn't the capacity to build enough airbags and Takata had to figure out how to fix the problem. The problem was age-dependent, the airbags were safe for a few years before metal fatigue would set in. So they just replaced old air bags with new air bags that were known to become bad in a few years.

In the meantime Takata was sold to a Chinese company, with a promise from the Japanese government that they would pick up the bill for the recalls.

Theoretically Takata would be paying for the recalls, that's how auto supply contracts work, so the Japanese government should be paying Ford et al for the costs associated with the recalls but I remember reading not too long ago about a spat between Japan and the Chinese company over Takata liability payments.

The whole thing is a big mess.
 
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