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Nissan recall: Over 300K cars recalled after concerns Takata airbags could explode

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Nissan was just one of 14 car manufacturers which were forced to issue the recall for the faulty Japanese airbags after concerns the devices could detonate. Almost 10million vehicles across several top manufacturers such as BMW, Ferrari and Toyota have been recalled in the latest round of issues.

Subaru has already confirmed they plan to recall 500,000 vehicles due to the latest Takata airbag fault.

The recalls cover a range of models released from 2003 to 2014 including their famous Impreza model and the firm’s top-selling Forester.

The NHTSA predicts just one percent of the vehicles recalled will have the fault but the recall will cover all cars built with the Takata airbags as a precaution.

Recalls are being conducted in stages based on the age of the car affected and the location.

The latest recall comes just one month after German manufacturer BMW were ordered to recall more than 100,000 models for a similar airbag issue.

Last year, research from the NHTSA revealed Takata repair rates have increased by 30 percent in 2018.

However, the group said this wasn’t quick enough as a report showed at least one-third of recalled inflators have still not been recalled.

Takata airbag issues have led to at least 25 fatalities and hundreds more left with serious injuries.

Concerned owners are urged to check whether their car has been recalled on the NHTSA website by entering their 17-digit vehicle identification number.

There have been no reported incidents of Takata airbag faults in the UK due to the milder climate which does not cause the inflators to explode.

The DVSA has still tried to push manufacturers to produce a plan to recall all affected models for repairs after data revealed more than 1.7million cars may feature the deadly airbags.

However, recalls can be issued for a range of other simple car issues and motorists are urged to check regularly to avoid being caught out.

Recalls can be checked through the DVSA website by simply searching your registration number. 

Express.co.uk have contacted Nissan for a comment. 



Source: express.co.uk

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