• 2.12 million vehicles recalled for air bag, seat belt problems


    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued important safety recall information on Saturday.

    2.12 million vehicles have been recalled. These include Acura MDX; Dodge Viper; Jeep Liberty; Jeep Grand Cherokee; Honda Odyssey; Pontiac Vibe; and Toyota Corolla, Avalon, and Matrix.

    According to a release, the vehicles were subject to recalls in 2012, 2013 and 2014 that resulted from NHTSA investigations to address a problem with an electronic component that might cause airbags or seat belt pretensioners (devices that tighten your seat belt) to deploy when they should not.

    The NHTSA recently determined that a small number of vehicles that had been fixed under those recalls had experienced inadvertent airbag deployments, and the agency urged all three automakers to issue new recalls.

    Below is a list of recalled vehicles:
         •    2002-2003 Jeep Liberty and 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees (about 750,000 vehicles);
         •    2003-2004 Honda Odyssey; and 2003 Acura MDX (about 370,000 vehicles);
         •    2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe; Dodge Viper; and Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix, and Toyota Avalon (about 1 million vehicles, not all of which were sold in the United States)

    You can check your vehicle’s identification number (VIN) online by clicking here to see if it’s included in the recall. You will also receive a notice in the mail from your vehicle’s manufacturer if it is included in the recall.

    Click here to read more from the NHTSA about this recall, including frequently asked questions.

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