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More than 7.5 million defective driver and passenger airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation have been replaced since November 2015 in what has been called the biggest automotive recall in U.S. history, with the largest civil penalty and the first to see the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration invoke legal power to regulate remedies.

Models included are listed in three priority groups on the NHTSA website, with consideration for vehicles “originally sold or ever registered” in “high absolute humidity” areas including Florida. A press release from the administration indicates moisture may be a factor in the malfunction of the airbag inflators.

The recall, which is expected to run until December 2019, involves airbag inflators with a “suspect propellant” used on vehicles made by Acura, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks North America (Sterling Bullet), Daimler Vans USA LLC (Sprinter), Dodge/Ram, Ford, GMC, Honda, Infiniti, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen.



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