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Tens of Thousands of Vehicles Recalled Over Faulty Airbags (Video)

Do Not Drive Warning Issued

A “do not drive” warning has been issued today for tens of thousands of vehicles due to faulty airbags. This warning affects millions of vehicles that have been recalled but not yet repaired.

Severity of the Faulty Airbags

Faulty Takata airbags can eject shrapnel at the driver, posing a severe risk. This problem is particularly dangerous in hot climates like Georgia and worsens over time.

Free Fix Available

There is a free fix available for these faulty airbags. It is easy to check if your car has the recalled airbags, and most dealers should be able to obtain the necessary parts to fix the issue.

Impact on Georgia

In Georgia, nearly 200,000 vehicles have the defective airbags, with 115,000 of those in Atlanta alone. Carfax reports that 6.4 million vehicles with these airbags are still on the road nationwide.

Real-Life Consequences

Brandy Brewer, a victim of the faulty airbags, lost her left eye in 2013 when her Takata airbag exploded on Georgia 400. She is one of the few people who survived such an incident and can share her story.

Recent Recall Details

Nissan has announced a “do not drive” warning for 83,000 vehicles, including the 2002-2006 Nissan Sentra, Pathfinder, and Infiniti QX4. Many drivers may be unaware of the recall, especially those who bought used vehicles.

How to Check and Fix

Drivers can check for recalls for free on the Carfax website or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The fix for these recalled airbags is also free, and most dealers can perform the repair quickly. Links to check the status of vehicles are available on the Channel 2 Action News website.

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