Takata recalls in Canada

Transport Canada has not received any complaints from Canadians alleging abnormal deployment of airbags supplied by Takata and is not aware of any related incidents in Canada. Auto manufacturers have also confirmed that no abnormal deployments of airbags supplied by Takata have occurred in Canada.

In Canada, vehicle manufacturers are responsible for carrying out notice of defect (recall) campaigns, not parts suppliers, such as Takata. All vehicles currently affected by a recall or safety improvement campaign involving Takata airbag inflators are listed in Transport Canada's motor vehicle recalls database. Several auto manufacturers have announced expansions of recalls in Canada relating to Takata airbags in May 2015.

Transport Canada will take all necessary actions to protect the safety of Canadians and will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.

Update, June 2016:

2001-2003 Honda and Acura owners who had their airbags recalled in 2008 and 2010 should ensure they have them replaced immediately. New U.S. research shows that Takata airbags on these vehicles may be at higher risk of failure. See recalls 2008414 and 2010042 in our recalls database to find out if you’re affected.

Is your vehicle affected by a Takata recall?

Below is a list of all recalls regarding Takata airbags dating back to 2008. For information on individual recalls, click the recall number provided below. You can also contact your vehicle manufacturer or dealer. If you are impacted by a recall, please have your vehicle serviced at the earliest opportunity.

Recall Number (Click for more information) Recall Date Manufacturer Name Make / Model
2016284 2016/06/06 STERLING BULLET [2008, 2009]
2016254 2016/05/25 MITSUBISHI LANCER [2006, 2007]
2016248 2016-05-24 FERRARI FERRARI 458 ITALIA [2010, 2011]
FERRARI CALIFORNIA [2009, 2010, 2011]
2016249 2016-05-24 HONDA ACURA MDX [2003, 2004]
HONDA ELEMENT [2003, 2004]
HONDA ODYSSEY [2002, 2003, 2004]
HONDA PILOT [2004]
2016255 2016-05-25 NISSAN INFINITI FX35 [2005, 2006, 2007, 2008]
INFINITI FX45 [2005, 2006, 2007, 2008]
INFINITI I30 [2003, 2004]
INFINITI I35 [2003, 2004]
2016257 2016-05-25 SUBARU SUBARU BAJA [2003, 2004]
SUBARU LEGACY [2003, 2004]
SUBARU OUTBACK [2003, 2004]
2016259 2016-05-26 MAZDA MAZDA MPV [2004]
MAZDA RX-8 [2004]
2016265 2016-05-27 CHRYSLER CHRYSLER 300 [2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012]
CHRYSLER ASPEN [2007, 2008, 2009]
DODGE CHALLENGER [2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012]
DODGE CHARGER [2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012]
DODGE DAKOTA [2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011]
DODGE DURANGO [2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009]
DODGE MAGNUM [2005, 2006, 2007, 2008]
DODGE RAM [2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010]
JEEP WRANGLER [2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012]
RAM 1500 [2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008]
RAM 2500 [2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009]
RAM 3500 [2006, 2007, 2008, 2009]
RAM 4500 [2008, 2009, 2010]
RAM 5500 [2008, 2009, 2010]
2016266 2016-05-27 VOLKSWAGEN AUDI A4 [2004]
2016158 2016-04-13 MERCEDES-BENZ MERCEDES-BENZ AMG SLS [2011, 2012]
MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS [2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011]
MERCEDES-BENZ E CLASS [2010, 2011]
MERCEDES-BENZ GL CLASS [2009, 2010, 2011, 2012]
MERCEDES-BENZ GLK CLASS [2009, 2010, 2011, 2012]
MERCEDES-BENZ ML CLASS [2009, 2010, 2011]
MERCEDES-BENZ R CLASS [2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013]
MERCEDES-BENZ SLK CLASS [2007, 2008]
2016159 2016-04-13 MERCEDES-BENZ MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER 2500 [2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014]
MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER 3500 [2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014]
2016161 2016-04-13 CHRYSLER DODGE SPRINTER [2007, 2008, 2009]
2016162 2016-04-13 CHRYSLER CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE [2007, 2008]
2016142 2016-03-31 BMW BMW 1 SERIES [2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013]
BMW 3 SERIES [2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013]
BMW X1 [2012, 2013, 2014, 2015]
BMW X3 [2007, 2008, 2009, 2010]
BMW X5 [2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013]
BMW X6 [2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014]
2016103 2016-03-02 TOYOTA LEXUS SC 430 [2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010]
TOYOTA COROLLA [2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008]
TOYOTA MATRIX [2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008]
TOYOTA SEQUOIA [2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007]
TOYOTA TUNDRA [2003, 2004, 2005, 2006]
2016106 2016-03-03 GENERAL MOTORS PONTIAC VIBE [2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008]
2015599 2015-12-18 SUBARU SUBARU LEGACY [2005, 2006, 2007, 2008]
SUBARU OUTBACK [2005, 2006, 2007, 2008]
2015602 2015-12-18 HONDA HONDA CR-V [2003, 2004]
2015624 2015-12-31 MAZDA MAZDA MAZDA6 [2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008]
MAZDA MAZDASPEED6 [2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008]
2016033 2016-01-25 FORD FORD RANGER [2004, 2005, 2006]
2015272 2015-06-18 GENERAL MOTORS PONTIAC VIBE [2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007]
2015269 2015-06-17 TOYOTA LEXUS SC 430 [2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007]
TOYOTA COROLLA [2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007]
TOYOTA MATRIX [2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007]
TOYOTA SEQUOIA [2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007]
TOYOTA TUNDRA [2003, 2004, 2005, 2006]
2015261 2015-06-15 HONDA ACURA EL [2001, 2003, 2004, 2005]
HONDA ACCORD [2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007]
HONDA CIVIC [2001, 2003, 2004, 2005]
HONDA CIVIC HYBRID [2004, 2005]
2015246 2015-06-04 MAZDA MAZDA B SERIES [2004, 2005, 2006]
2015247 2015-06-04 MAZDA MAZDA MAZDA6 [2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008]

MAZDA MAZDASPEED6 [2006, 2007]

MAZDA RX-8 [2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008]

2015237 2015-05-28 SAAB SAAB 9-2X [2005]
2015236 2015-05-28 MITSUBISHI MITSUBISHI LANCER [2004, 2005, 2006]
2015235 2015-05-28 GENERAL MOTORS CHEVROLET SILVERADO HD 2500/3500 [2007/2008]
GMC SIERRA HD 2500/3500 [2007/2008]
2015234 2015-05-28 SUBARU SUBARU IMPREZA [2004/2005]
SUBARU IMPREZA WRX / STI [2004/2005]
SUBARU WRX [2004/2005]
2015232 2015-05-28 FORD FORD GT [2006]
FORD MUSTANG FORD MUSTANG [2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014]
2015231 2015-05-28 FORD FORD RANGER [2004, 2005, 2006]
2015230 2015-05-28 BMW BMW 3 SERIES [2004, 2005, 2006]
BMW 5 SERIES [2002, 2003]
BMW X5 [2003, 2004]
2015229 2015-05-27 CHRYSLER DODGE RAM [2003]
2015228 2015-05-27 CHRYSLER CHRYSLER 300 [2005, 2006, 2007]
CHRYSLER ASPEN [2007, 2008]
DODGE CHARGER [2005, 2006, 2007]
DAKOTA [2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011]
DODGE DURANGO [2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008]
DODGE MAGNUM [2005, 2006, 2007]
DODGE RAM [2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010]
DODGE RAM 1500 [2004, 2005, 2006, 2007]
DODGE RAM 2500 [2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009]
DODGE RAM 3500 [2006, 2007, 2008, 2009]
DODGE RAM 4500 [2008, 2009, 2010]
DODGE RAM 5500 [2008, 2009, 2010]
2015225 2015-05-27 HONDA ACURA 1.7EL [2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005]
ACURA CL [2003]
ACURA MDX [2003, 2004, 2005, 2006]
ACURA TL [2002, 2003]
HONDA ACCORD [2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007]
HONDA CIVIC [2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005]
HONDA CR-V [2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006]
HONDA ELEMENT [2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010]
HONDA ODYSSEY [2002, 2003, 2004]
HONDA PILOT [2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008]
HONDA RIDGELINE [2006]
2015210 2015-05-15 NISSAN NISSAN PATHFINDER [2004]
NISSAN SENTRA [2004, 2005, 2006]
NISSAN X-TRAIL [2004, 2005, 2006]
2015198 2015-05-13 TOYOTA TOYOTA RAV4 [2004, 2005]
2015094 2015-03-03 CHRYSLER CHRYSLER 300 [2005]
DODGE CHARGER [2005]
DODGE DAKOTA [2005]
DODGE DURANGO [2004, 2005]
DODGE MAGNUM [2005]
DODGE RAM [2003, 2004, 2005]
2014570 2014-12-17 MAZDA MAZDA MAZDA6 [2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008]
MAZDA MAZDASPEED6 [2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008]
MAZDA RX-8 [2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008]
2014566 2014-12-12 NISSAN NISSAN PATHFINDER [2003, 2004]
NISSAN SENTRA [2004]
NISSAN X-TRAIL [2005]
2014299 2014-07-16 BMW BMW 3 SERIES [2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006]
2014285 2014-07-04 SUBARU SUBARU BAJA [2003]
SUBARU IMPREZA [2004]
SUBARU IMPREZA WRX / STI [2004]
SUBARU LEGACY [2003, 2004]
SUBARU OUTBACK [2003, 2004]
2014272 2014-07-02 NISSAN INFINITI FX35 [2003]
INFINITI FX45 [2003]
INFINITI I35 [2002, 2003]
INFINITI QX4 [2002, 2003]
NISSAN MAXIMA [2002, 2003]
NISSAN PATHFINDER [2002, 2003]
NISSAN SENTRA [2002, 2003, 2004]
2014245 2014-06-23 MAZDA MAZDA MAZDA6 [2004]
MAZDA RX-8 [2004]
2014242 2014-06-20 HONDA ACURA EL [2002, 2003]
ACURA MDX [2003]
HONDA ACCORD [2003]
HONDA CIVIC [2002, 2003]
HONDA CR-V [2002, 2003]
HONDA ELEMENT [2003]
HONDA ODYSSEY [2002, 2003]
HONDA PILOT [2003]
2013148 2013-05-03 BMW BMW 3 SERIES [2002, 2003]
2013112 2013-04-11 MAZDA MAZDA MAZDA6 [2004]
2013117 2013-04-11 NISSAN INFINITI FX35 [2003]
INFINITI FX45 [2003]
INFINITI I35 [2001, 2002, 2003]
INFINITI QX4 [2002, 2003]
NISSAN MAXIMA [2001, 2002, 2003]
NISSAN PATHFINDER [2002, 2003]
NISSAN SENTRA [2002, 2003]
2013111 2013-04-10 HONDA ACURA EL [2001, 2002, 2003]
HONDA CIVIC [2001, 2002, 2003]
HONDA CR-V [2002, 2003]
HONDA ODYSSEY [2002]
2012031 2012-01-31 HONDA HONDA ACCORD [2012]
HONDA CIVIC [2012]
2010042 2010-04-13 HONDA ACURA 1.7EL [2001, 2002]
ACURA TL [2002, 2003]
HONDA ACCORD [2001, 2002]
HONDA CIVIC [2001, 2002]
HONDA CR-V [2002]
HONDA ODYSSEY [2002]

Update June 2016: New U.S. research shows that these Takata airbags may be at higher risk of failure. Please ensure you have this recall done if your vehicle is affected.

2015381 2015-08-27 CHRYSLER DODGE SPRINTER [2007, 2008]
2008414 2008-11-18 HONDA ACURA 1.7EL [2001]
ACURA TL [2002]
HONDA ACCORD [2001, 2002]
HONDA CIVIC [2001]

Update June 2016: New U.S. research shows that these Takata airbags may be at higher risk of failure. Please ensure you have this recall done if your vehicle is affected.

2016041 2016-01-27 VOLKSWAGEN AUDI Q5 [2015]
VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN [2015]
2016046 2016-02-01 HONDA ACURA ILX [2013, 2014, 2015, 2016]
ACURA RDX [2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015]
ACURA RL [2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012]
ACURA TL [2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014]
ACURA ZDX [2010, 2011, 2012, 2013]
HONDA CR-V [2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011]
HONDA CR-Z [2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015]
HONDA FIT [2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014]
HONDA INSIGHT [2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014]
HONDA RIDGELINE [2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014]
2016050 2016-02-01 MAZDA MAZDA B SERIES [2004, 2005, 2006]
2016052 2016-02-03 GENERAL MOTORS SAAB 9-3 [2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011]
SAAB 9-5 [2006, 2007, 2008, 2009]
SATURN ASTRA [2008, 2009]
2016064 2016-02-09 VOLKSWAGEN AUDI A5 [2010, 2011]
AUDI Q5 [2009, 2010, 2011, 2012]
VOLKSWAGEN CC [2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014]
VOLKSWAGEN EOS [2012, 2013, 2014]
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF [2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014]]
VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT [2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014]
2016065 2016-02-09 VOLKSWAGEN AUDI A3 [2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013]
AUDI A4 [2006, 2007, 2008, 2009]
VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT [2006]

Frequently asked questions

1. Why are Takata airbags being recalled?

The driver or passenger front airbag inflators of certain vehicles could produce too much pressure when the airbag opens. This may break the inflator and increase the risk of injury. Poorly inflated airbags don't provide maximum protection, and broken inflators may propel sharp fragments towards the driver or passengers.

This defect is more likely to occur if your vehicle has been exposed to sustained high humidity and temperatures for long periods of time. Since these conditions typically do not exist in Canada, Transport Canada considers the risk to Canadians to be low.

 
2. How many incidents or complaints regarding Takata airbags have there been in Canada?

Transport Canada has not received any complaints from Canadians or manufacturers alleging abnormal deployment of Takata airbags and is not aware of any incidents in Canada.

If you believe a safety-related defect may be affecting your vehicle, call us at 1-800-333-0510 or use our online public complaint form.

 
3. How do I find out if my vehicle is affected by a Takata recall?

Visit Transport Canada's motor vehicle safety recalls database: www.tc.gc.ca/recalls. You can also find a list of all affected vehicles at: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/motorvehiclesafety/safevehicles-defectinvestigations-1433.html.

Visit your auto manufacturer's website to see if you can check the recall status of your vehicle using its 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN).

You can also contact your vehicle manufacturer or dealer for more information.

 
4. Will the dealer replace my airbag free of charge?

Yes, dealers will replace airbag and/or airbag inflator free of charge. If a recall affects you, please bring your vehicle to your dealer for service.

 
5. My vehicle has been recalled. Should I have it repaired?

Yes. Vehicle owners are responsible not only for their own safety, but for the safety of anyone who drives or rides in their vehicle, including future owners.

If a recall affects your vehicle, have it repaired as soon as possible.

 
6. When will the replacement parts arrive?

Due to the large number of vehicles affected worldwide and the fact that each inflator is specific to each model and manufacturer, it could take some time before replacement parts are received.

Your dealer will send you a letter as soon as replacement parts are available.

 
7. In the mean time, is it safe to drive my vehicle?

We believe the risk to Canadians is low since the defect is linked to long exposure to high humidity and temperatures.

Some dealers are offering loaner vehicles until they can replace inflators. Please contact your dealer for more information.

 
8. How many vehicles in Canada are affected?

To date, over 4.3 million Takata airbag inflators have been subject to a recall in Canada. Several driver and passenger frontal airbags are affected.

As some vehicles may require the replacement of both the driver and passenger airbag, the figure mentioned above is not the number of vehicles involved, but the number of airbags recalled.

 
9. How is this new recall different from the special service campaign announced by some vehicle manufacturers in late 2014?

Generally, a special service campaign is a voluntary action taken by a vehicle manufacturer to address issues that are not likely to affect safety. A recall is used for issues that are likely to affect safety.

In late 2014, several manufacturers announced recalls for Takata airbags in vehicles originally sold or registered in southern U.S. states. Following these targeted recalls, several manufacturers announced special service campaigns for areas outside the target area (including Canada) because they did not believe the airbags in non-recalled vehicles were likely to affect safety. However, further study shows that a risk may exist for vehicles outside of the target area, so manufacturers issued formal recalls.

Under these new recalls, dealers will replace Takata airbags and/or inflators free of charge.

 
10. What is Transport Canada doing about the situation here in Canada?

Transport Canada is working closely with vehicle manufacturers to monitor Takata recalls in Canada. Last year, Transport Canada asked manufacturers to provide information on any cases of abnormal deployment in Canada. All manufacturers complied fully with the request and indicated that no complaints or incidents had been reported.

Transport Canada has been in regular contact with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and vehicle manufacturers to ensure Canadians have the latest information on vehicles affected by Takata recalls.

In Budget 2015, the Government of Canada committed to further strengthening the recall system by giving the Minister new powers to order recalls and fine manufacturers.

 
11. How are vehicles recalled in Canada?

Under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, companies must issue a notice of safety defect (recall) when they becomes aware of a defect in the design, construction or functioning of a vehicle that affects or is likely to affect safety.

Manufacturers are responsible for identifying how to fix the defect. Transport Canada assesses the proposed solution, which can involve evaluating, analyzing, or testing it.

The manufacturer must provide the notice of safety defect to the Minister of Transport, to everyone who purchased the vehicle or equipment, and to the current owner of the vehicle or equipment. It must describe the defect, the safety risk, and how to fix it. The manufacturer must provide a follow-up report to the Minister within 60 days and then every four months for up to two years.

Transport Canada notifies provincial authorities of recalls, gathers all information necessary to inform Canadians, and publishes the recall information in its database.

To learn about defect investigations and recalls, visit: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/motorvehiclesafety/safevehicles-defectinvestigations-information-index-80.htm.

 
12. Are some Takata airbags more dangerous than others?

New U.S. research shows that certain Takata airbags recalled back in 2008 and 2010 may be at higher risk of failure. This applies to Honda and Acura vehicles made between 2001 to 2003. See recalls 2008414 and 2010042 in our recalls database.

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