Tip of the Week - November 7, 2016 - Don't Ignore Takata Airbag Inflator Recall, Check Your VIN #

There's a lot in the news regarding the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) critical warning regarding certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles with Takata airbags, but the recall doesn't stop there, there are other makes and models involved.   

NHTSA reports 11 confirmed U.S. fatalities tied to ruptures of Takata airbag inflators.

A quick and easy way to know if your vehicle is involved in the recall, or any recall for that matter, is to enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on NHTSA's web page: Recalls Look-up by VIN - Vehicle Identification Number

Your VIN is located on the driver's side, in the bottom corner of the dashboard where it meets the windshield.

"There is now a general encouragement that when you set your clocks back or forward for standard and daylight saving time, that you check your VIN at NHTSA.  They've added that to the list of also checking the batteries in your smoke detectors.  It's just a helpful reminder and lets you know about recalls.  No one wants to be driving a car that, because of a defective part, puts our safety at risk." - CSLEA Foundation Chairman Kenny Ehrman