What: Vehicles that have been equipped with ARC airbag inflators.
Who: On May 13, 2023, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) called for an immediate recall of 67 million airbag inflators manufactured by ARC Automotive, Inc. of Knoxville, TN.
Where: The recall of the ARC airbag inflators is currently only taking place in the United States. However, NHTSA still believes due to the number of incidents, a broad recall is necessary.
Why: Drivers are potentially at risk of being injured or killed by the faulty inflator. Metal shards and shrapnel may be propelled at high speeds, causing severe cuts, burns, eye injuries, torn arteries, broken bones, and death. Regardless of fault in an accident, or the number of parties involved, those injured by an exploding airbag may still have a claim.
How Can I Identify the Recalled Product?: View a list of vehicles that have ARC airbag inflators here. *It is important to note that this is not a comprehensive list, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) advises all vehicle owners to check their 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the NHTSA website to determine if their vehicle is affected.*