It's not just Takata!


#1

In addition to the existing recall for cars with Takata-supplied air bags, now there is a new recall–amounting to ~5 million cars–as a result of defective air bag control units supplied by Continental Automotive Systems.


#2

When our 2008 Lincoln was totaled by a person running a stop sign the air bags did just what they were meant for. But I think if you have a vehicle with recalled airbags you should be allowed to have them turned off until they are replaced.


#3

At least this newest recall is for the control unit, which can be replaced pretty simply and won’t shoot you with shrapnel.


#4

On February 2, 2016 Toyota/Lexus issued a recall involving 320,000 2003 to 2006 model year SUVs and trucks for Airbag Control Module defects. This is unrelated to the Continental module recall, I believe Toyota uses Denso modules.

Condition
The subject vehicles are equipped with side Curtain-Shield-Airbags (CSAs) which deploy from the roof rails in the
event of certain types of crashes. Due to improper programing in the airbag control module, there is a possibility that,
under certain specific and limited conditions shortly after vehicle startup, the CSAs and seat belt pre-tensioners could
activate when not necessary. Unexpected activation of the CSAs could increase the risk of injury to the occupant.