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Chevrolet Malibu Recalled for Air Bag Deployment

General Motors is recalling an estimated 66 2016 to 2018 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles because a Passenger Presence System (PPS) may have been installed during servicing but incorrectly calibrated to the vehicle’s seat type.

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NHTSA Urges Florida Check for Takata Air Bags

South Florida is the highest risk area of the nation—with three Floridians ranking among the nearly two dozen lost lives attributed to the defective air bags, according to NHTSA.

Mercedes Recalls 2018 SUVs for Air Bags

Mercedes-Benz U.S.A., LLC is recalling approximately 57 2018 AMG GT, AMG GT C, GLC43 AMG 4Matic, GLC300, GLC300 4Matic and GLC350e 4Matic vehicles because the housing for the driver side air bag inflator may have been made with defective steel.

Volkswagon Recalls Tiguan Limited for Air Bags

Volkswagon Group of America, Inc., is recalling approximately 3,768 2017 to 2018 Tiguan Limited vehicles because they may be equipped with the wrong airbags.

Toyota Recalls 700K Vehicles in South Africa Over Airbag Concerns

Toyota South Africa has recalled more than 700,000 vehicles over airbag safety concerns, due to risks of the airbag bursting.

Toyota Recalls Prius, Lexus RX and NX for Air Bags

The recall covers approximately 49,000 vehicles in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

Takata Air Bag Recall Expands Further

The phased safety recall will add another 3.3 million frontal air-bag inflators that are at risk for exploding.

What's Wrong With Takata Air Bags?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains what makes Takata air bag inflators life-threatening. Video courtesy of NHTSA.

Using Facebook to Boost Recall Response

To convey the urgency of the Takata recall and improve response rates, Honda produced videos targeted to Facebook users who haven't brought in their vehicle. This video features Stephanie Erdman, an Air Force officer who nearly lost her right eye after a Takata air bag inflator ruptured during a crash. Video via YouTube.

How Fleets Should Approach Airbag Recalls

For airbag recall repairs, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has prioritized hot and humid areas, and older model-year vehicles.