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Automakers recall 1.7 million cars due to potentially fatal airbags

10 February 2019

Luxury cars are among vehicles being recalled, including Tesla, BMW, Mercedes, and Ferrari.

The ongoing recall of cars with faulty Takata airbag inflators is already the largest in American history, but it just got even bigger.

Three class action lawsuits filed last year accuse General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes of knowing of problems with the air bag inflators years before issuing recalls. About 10 million inflators are being recalled in the US this year, with as many as 70 million to be recalled by the time the whole mess ends late next year. Only 27.2 million of those had been replaced by the end of 2018, meaning millions of motorists are still driving a auto equipped with an airbag inflator that's directly linked to over 20 deaths worldwide.

To find out if your vehicle is being recalled, go to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration website.

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Daimler Vans: 159,689 vehicles from model years 2015-17.

Tesla: 68,763 Model S hatchbacks from model years 2014-16.

Six automakers from the United States and overseas have added 1.7 million cars to the roster of vehicles that need to be recalled to fix a potentially deadly defect.

Automakers recall 1.7 million cars due to potentially fatal airbags