Nationwide Safety and Education Campaign Announced
Sept. 26, 2019—An injury prevention campaign is being carried out nationwide to alert drivers of the more than 50 million recalled Takata air bags. The campaign just arrived in South Florida.
The public safety and education campaign Check Your Vehicles seeks to alert drivers and car owners of different brands, purchased between a period of fifteen years, who may be at risk if they have these factory-recalled air bags.
"The process is as simple as visiting www.checkyourvehicles.com or calling 1-800-813-5359 to check if your car has an airbag recall," says Marcela Gomez, campaign director. "It is also important to know the car license plate number or the vehicle identification number (VIN) to verify," she adds. If the data corresponds, the air bags are replaced free of charge by making an appointment with the authorized dealer of your car brand, regardless of where the vehicle was purchased or if it is still under warranty.
Recalled airbags may simply explode upon contact with excess moisture, heat or due to a minor collision, these airbags may burst throwing metal shrapnel into the vehicle which can cause serious injuries and possibly death.