More Than 400K Air Bags Unrepaired in Ariz.
May 3, 2019—Hundreds of thousands of Arizona residents are driving recalled vehicles with dangerously defective air bags that could blast sharp metal fragments at the driver and/or passengers upon deployment, resulting in serious injury or death, even in a minor crash.
Currently, at least 400,000 defective air bags in approximately 300,000 vehicles remain unrepaired in Arizona. That means 42 percent of air bags affected by the urgent air bag safety recall in Arizona have yet to be repaired, even after dozens of outreach attempts by vehicle manufacturers.
While the urgent air bag safety recall effects 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.
In Arizona, more than 1,200 unrepaired air bags fall in the higher risk, 'Do Not Drive' category.