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GM to pay $1.2B to recall nearly 6M trucks with Takata air bags

November 24, 2020

From the NBC News website

The U.S. is making General Motors recall and repair nearly 6 million pickup trucks and SUVs equipped with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

The decision announced Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will cost the automaker an estimated $1.2 billion, about one third of its net income this year.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 25% of recalled vehicles are never brought to the dealer to be fixed. If you purchased your care from a dealership, you will usually receive a recall notification in the mail (if your contact address is still current). 

Owners may not always know their recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired. NHTSA’s search tool lets you enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to quickly learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired as part of a safety recall in the last 15 years.

Say informed by periodically checking for recalls yourself at NHTSA’s website

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