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Automakers recall 1.7 million cars due to potentially fatal airbags

10 February 2019

Automakers have added more than 1.7 million vehicles in the U.S.to the list of those that should have their Takata airbag inflators replaced.

At least 23 people have died from the problem worldwide and hundreds more have been injured, which triggered the largest automotive recall in USA history, per the AP. Almost two dozen people have died worldwide and hundreds more injured.

A massive auto recall to alert consumers about.

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In the latest round, Subaru is recalling 826,144 vehicles, including various Forester, Legacy and Outback models from 2010 to 2014.

Mercedes-Benz: 288,779 vehicles from model years 2010-17.

- A major recall was announced on Friday for another 1.7 million vehicles that have Takata airbags. Only 27.2 million of those had been replaced by the end of 2018, meaning millions of motorists are still driving a vehicle equipped with an airbag inflator that's directly linked to over 20 deaths worldwide. Daimler wrote the vans affected by the recall were made from 2015 to 2017. Volkswagen is recalling 119,394 vehicles, including Audi and Passat models from 2015 to 2017.

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

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

The recalls forced Takata Corp.to seek bankruptcy protection and sell most of its assets to pay for the fixes.

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Automakers recall 1.7 million cars due to potentially fatal airbags