Automobile air bag safety expert witnesses may consult and testify on automobile airbags, air bag deployment, and other automobile safety systems. In the news, BMW, Ford and Mitsubishi have provided lists of vehicles that are affected by the recent expansion of the Takata air bag recalls. While the vehicle identification numbers included in these recalls are not available on the National Highway Safety Administration’s VIN lookup tool or the manufacturer’s website as of yet, the NHTSA is continuing to provide updates.
NHTSA.com provides this information:
Consumer Information on Takata National Air Bag Recalls
Takata’s expansion of their previous recalls has nearly doubled the potential number of vehicles affected to almost 34 million. Automakers are still working to verify accurate and complete lists of these vehicles; this process could take several weeks. Until the lists are complete, vehicle owners affected by the expanded recall will not be able to use their VIN to determine if their vehicle is part of this recall. As manufacturers verify their affected vehicles to NHTSA, we will provide real-time updates to our database, including lists of makes and model years affected and notifying consumers when they can begin to use NHTSA’s and manufacturers’ VIN look-up tools. NHTSA is coordinating with Takata and automakers to uphold its commitment to ensure that motorists receive information as soon as it is available.
As this recall progresses, NHTSA will organize and prioritize the replacement of the defective air bag inflators to ensure that defective inflators are replaced with safe ones as quickly as possible.
For example, NHTSA has received the list of vehicles from Mitsubishi that are affected by the recent expansion of the Takata air bag recalls. The vehicle identification numbers (VINs) included in these recalls are not yet available on NHTSA’s VIN look-up tool or the manufacturer’s Web site, but NHTSA will continue to provide updates as this information becomes available. If your vehicle is affected by this recall, follow up with the manufacturer to get interim guidance.
Recall 15V-321 for defective front passenger side air bag inflators includes:
2004-2006 model years Mitsubishi Lancer/Lancer Evolution 2004 model year Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback