The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million car owners whose air bag inflators have been recalled to get them repaired. The air bags, especially in areas along the coast with high absolute humidity, have inflators that can rupture. If the air bags go off in a crash, that can send shrapnel into the passenger compartment and injure people.

Below is the list of models covered by recalls that date back to 2013. Some recalls are nationwide and some are limited to coastal areas:

READ MORE: Gunfire At Ohio Vigil For Homicide Victim Kills 1, Hurts 5


– Total affected: 778,177.

– Models: 2002 to 2004 Lexus SC, 2003 to 2004 Toyota Corolla and Matrix, 2002 to 2004 Toyota Sequoia, 2003 to 2004 Pontiac Vibe made for General Motors by Toyota.


– Total affected: 2.8 million.

– Models: 2001 to 2007 Accord four cylinder, 2002 to 2002 Accord six-cylinder; 2001 to 2005 Honda Civic; 2002 to 2006 Honda CR-V; 2003 to 2011 Honda Element; 2002 to 2004 Honda Odyssey; 2003 to 2007 Honda Pilot; 2006 Honda Ridgeline; 2003 to 2006 Acura MDX; 2002 to 2003 Acura TL/CL.


– Total affected: 437,712.

– Models: 2001 to 2003 Nissan Maxima, 2001 to 2003 Nissan Pathfinder, 2002 to 2003 Nissan Sentra, 2001 to 2003 Infiniti I30/I35; 2002 to 2003 Infiniti QX4, 2003 Infiniti FX.


– Total affected: 18,050.

– Models: 2003 to 2004 Mazda6, 2004 Mazda RX-8.

READ MORE: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Brings Back 'Picnic In Your Park' Event For June


– Total affected: 573,935.

– Models: 2000 to 2005 3 Series Sedan, 2000 to 2006 3 Series Coupe, 2000 to 2005 3 Series Sports Wagon, 2000 to 2006 3 Series Convertible, 2001 to 2006 M3 Coupe and Convertible.

General Motors:

– Total affected: 133,221.

– Models: 2002 to 2003 Buick LeSabre, 2002 to 2003 Buick Rendezvous, 2002 to 2003 Cadillac DeVille, 2002 to 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer, 2002 to 2003 Chevrolet Impala, 2002 to 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 2002 to 2003 Chevrolet Venture, 2002 to 2003 GMC Envoy and XL, 2002 to 2003 Oldsmobile Aurora, 2002 to 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada, 2002 to 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette, 2002 to 2003 Pontiac Bonneville, 2002 to 2003 Pontiac Montana.

In addition, Ford conducted a “field service action” to fix 58,669 vehicles with Takata air bag inflators made during certain time periods. The vehicles have not been deemed defective, but Ford is repairing them anyway, it said in a statement. Covered models include some 2005 to 2007 Mustangs in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands equipped with driver air bags produced by Takata; some 2005 to 2006 Ford GT vehicles in the same areas with driver and/or passenger air bags made by Takata; and certain 2004 Ford Rangers in the same areas with Takata passenger air bags.

UPDATE (Oct. 23, 2014) —

Federal regulators now say the problem is more widespread than first thought.

NHTSA first said 4.7 million vehicles were affected, but now they’ve increased it to nearly 8 million.

To see the expanded list, visit this link to NHTSA’s website.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford Motor Co.

You May Also Be Interested In These Latest News Stories
[display-posts category=”news” wrapper=”ul” posts_per_page=”4″]
Join The Conversation On The KDKA Facebook Page
Stay Up To Date, Follow KDKA On Twitter

MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Public Schools Plans For In-Person Commencement Ceremonies

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)