How The 2016 Takata Airbag Recall Affects Our Family

Recall of Takata Airbags

Victims of the Takata Airbag


A couple weeks ago my mother anxiously told me that she is driving a Camry rental car. She went on to explain the airbag on her Lexus had been recalled.

My reply, "The Takata airbag recall is that serious?"

Immediately, my mother educated me about:

  • The deaths from the airbags
  • How there are ten of millions of automobiles with these faulty air bags
  • Drivers with Takata airbags should not drive with anyone in the passenger seat
  • The replacement airbags may not be available until after January 2017

"Oh, I am sorry to learn people have died from the Takata airbag," I said.

My mom, "Some of the Takata airbags cause people to died horrifically. The Takata airbags can explode and shreds of scrap metal spray throughout the car."

With an alarming tone I say, " I am glad you are proactive."

A few days after the Takata airbag conversation with my mother and I receive a Takata Airbag Recall Letter from the Mazda Corporation.

I usually do not place much importance on manufacturer's solicitation letters. Yet, my treatment of this letter from Mazda Corporation is different.

As I read the Mazda Recall Letter, my mother words fly through my mind. 

Click on "Takata Airbag Recall Letter " to view the recall letter sent from Mazda Corporation. 

The section of the Mazda Recall Letter that concerns me the most is the BOLD SENTENCE that states:


What? Ugh? Really? Negligent? Dangerous! Are the words that immediately come to mind. 

If passengers should not ride in the passenger seat of the affected Takata Airbag vehicles then What About The Driver's Seat?

The deadly Takata airbags inserted into the passengers dashboard side are the SAME airbags on the drivers side. 

If passengers should not sit in the front passenger seat  then why should anyone drive a vehicle with faulty airbag? 

Surprising investigation into deaths, accidents related to the Takata Airbag go back over a decade. 

Over the past decade the Takata airbags are the corrupt in horrific deaths.

Many people would have survived their accidents if the Takata airbags were not the cause of their death. 

The Takata Airbag Recall Letter I received states the airbags will deploy abnormally in the event of a crash. However, the airbag may rupture and metal may strike the driver or other vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death. 

Images of a deadly homemade bomb run through my mind as I read more about the flying scrap metal.

Click, Takata airbag recall list to find out if your vehicle is on the recall list. 


If you want to find out if your vehicle is on the recall list then click on the following link, .

You will have to enter your vehicle identification number into the SaferCar.Gov website. 

A vehicle identification number is also known as a VIN.

You can find the VIN number on your vehicle's upper left side of the dashboard or on the inside panel of the drivers door. 

Thankfully, the Mazda Corporation is paying for my rental vehicle until the airbags in our Mazda CX-9 are replaced. 

My HypoGal ride is now a seven seater Journey, Dodge.

When I press down on the gas pedal of the Dodge, Journey to go up an incline, the engine sounds similar to a lawn mower. However, I am happy with comfort and performance that the Dodge, Journey provides.  


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