More than 190,000 vehicles in Arizona — across all makes and models — have unrepaired, recalled airbags
Phoenix—More than 190,000 vehicles in Arizona — across all makes and models — have unrepaired, recalled airbags. When exposed over time to heat and humidity, these recalled airbags can become compromised.
Gov. Ducey has joined Check To Protect — in partnership with local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealers — to designate June as Airbag Recall Repair Month in Arizona. This campaign, taking place statewide (and across the U.S. by other state governors), aims to encourage Arizona state drivers of all vehicles to make safety a priority by taking immediate action to prevent serious injury and death. It’s critical that every Arizona driver check their vehicle as hot summer weather can increase the risk associated with defective recalled airbags.
In Arizona, this issue disproportionately impacts communities with a higher concentration of English as a second language or low-income vehicle owners. Research shows these communities are less likely to take action to get severe recalls, like the Takata airbag, fixed. This inaction could be due to the communities’ low level of recall awareness, lack of an existing relationship with dealers or limited availability for recall repairs due to work or family obligations. Moreover, drivers of older or used vehicles are harder to reach by conventional recall outreach measures and are less likely to know the recall status of their vehicles.
Visit CheckToProtect.org and enter a license plate number or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
Airbag Recall Repair Month is an effort by Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram as part of the Check To Protect program. Check To Protect was founded by the National Safety Council and Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram in 2017. Today, program partners include vehicle safety advocates as well as Ford, General Motors, Toyota, and Volvo. Check To Protect welcomes any automaker or consumer and vehicle safety organization to join the effort to raise awareness for vehicle safety recalls.
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