Over 500K Air Bags Remain Unrepaired in Ga.
April 11, 2019—As of March, at least 500,000 defective airbags in approximately 400,000 vehicles remained unrepaired in Georgia.
That means 36 percent of airbags affected by the airbag recall in Georgia have yet to be repaired, even after dozens of outreach attempts by vehicle manufacturers. This safety recall is particularly urgent for drivers of older, affected vehicles in Georgia – because prolonged exposure to high heat and humidity over time makes the defect even worse, increasing the potential for serious injury or death.
While the recall affects vehicles made by 19 different vehicle manufacturers, certain 2001-03 Hondas and Acuras as well as certain 2006 Ford Ranger trucks and Mazda B-Series trucks are considered higher risk. NHTSA urges consumers not to drive these vehicles unless they are going straight to a dealer to have them repaired immediately.
In Georgia, more than 3,500 unrepaired airbags fall in the higher risk, 'Do Not Drive' category.