Automakers recall 1.7 million vehicles with faulty air bags

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Roughly 37 million vehicles equipped with 50 million defective Takata air bags are under recall, according to the NHTSA website. According to the Associated Press, a further 1.7 million vehicles with the potentially faulty airbag inflators are the focus of this latest campaign wave, including models from Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Daimler Vans, Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari. At least 23 people have died from the problem worldwide.

Subaru: 826,144 vehicles from 2010-14 including Foresters, Legacys, and Outbacks.

This year alone, about 10 million inflators are expected to be recalled. Mercedes is calling back 288,779 cars from model years 2010 to 2017.

Volkswagen/Audi: 119,394 vehicles from model years 2015-17. BMW is recalling 266,044 vehicles from 2000 to 2004 model years and the 2007 to 2015 model years. Owners who want to check whether their auto is part of the campaign need to call their nearest dealer, or check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)'s official website.

Daimler's van division, Tesla, and Ferrari recalled 159,689, 68,763, and 11,176 cars, respectively.

The recalls forced Takata Corp.to seek bankruptcy protection and sell most of its assets to pay for the fixes.

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