Even more Takata recalls: 563,000 Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz vehicles affected

June 6, 2016

Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted a barrage of new recalls related to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. Over the weekend, the agency did so again, affecting cars and SUVs from luxury marques produced by Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Mercedes-Benz.

As with many Takata recalls, the new ones are being conducted by region. This is because the ammonium nitrate causing Takata airbags to explode upon deployment is most prone to destabilize in hot, humid weather. That's why cars registered or sold in the Gulf Coast region are being repaired more quickly than those registered in, say, the Rocky Mountains. Here's how NHTSA categorizes American states and territories:

Zone A includes Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Zone B includes Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Zone C includes Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

We'd remind you that, even if your car isn't currently registered in an affected zone, it might've been previously. If so, it's subject to one of these recalls.

We'd also point out that today's recalls are meant to replace passenger-side airbag inflators. Many of the vehicles listed below have already been affected by separate recalls to replace driver-side devices. If you own one of these models, we encourage you to contact the automaker or NHTSA for additional details.

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Here's a complete list of vehicles affected by today's recalls:

AUDI
Number of U.S. vehicles affected: 217,000
Customer service questions: 1-800-822-2834

  • 2004 Audi A4 (Nationwide)
  • 2005 - 2008 Audi A4 (Zone A & Zone B)
  • 2005 - 2008 Audi A6 (Zone A & Zone B)
  • 2009 - 2011 Audi A6 (Zone A)

BMW
Number of U.S. vehicles affected: 91,806
Customer service questions: 1-800-525-7417

  • 2007 - 2008 BMW X5 xDrive30i (Zone A & Zone B)
  • 2009 - 2011 BMW X5 xDrive30i (Zone A)
  • 2007 - 2008 BMW X5 xDrive35i (Zone A & Zone B)
  • 2009 - 2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i (Zone A)
  • 2007 - 2008 BMW X5 xDrive48i (Zone A & Zone B)
  • 2009 - 2011 BMW X5 xDrive48i (Zone A)
  • 2007 - 2008 BMW X5 xDrive50i (Zone A & Zone B)
  • 2009 - 2011 BMW X5 xDrive50i (Zone A)
  • 2009 - 2011 BMW X5 xDrive35d (Zone A)
  • 2007 - 2008 BMW X5 M (Zone A & Zone B)
  • 2009 - 2011 BMW X5 M (Zone A)
  • 2008 BMW X6 xDrive35i (Zone A & Zone B)
  • 2009 - 2011 BMW X6 xDrive35i (Zone A)
  • 2008 BMW X6 xDrive50i (Zone A & Zone B)
  • 2009 - 2011 BMW X6 xDrive50i (Zone A)
  • 2008 BMW X6 M (Zone A & Zone B)
  • 2009 - 2011 BMW X6 M (Zone A)
  • 2010 - 2011 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid (Zone A)

JAGUAR
Number of U.S. vehicles affected: 20,016
Customer service questions: 1-800-452-4827

  • 2009-2011 Jaguar XF (Zone A)

LAND ROVER
Number of U.S. vehicles affected: 34,334
Customer service questions: 1-800-637-6837

  • 2007 - 2008 Land Rover Range Rover (Zone A & Zone B)
  • 2009 - 2011 Land Rover Range Rover (Zone A)

MERCEDES-BENZ
Number of U.S. vehicles affected: 199,705
Customer service questions: 1-877-496-3691

  • 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan (Zone A & Zone B)
  • 2009 - 2011 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan (Zone A)
  • 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 4matic Sedan (Zone A & Zone B)
  • 2009 - 2011 Mercedes-Benz C300 4matic Sedan (Zone A)
  • 2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 Sedan (Zone A & Zone B)
  • 2009 - 2011 Mercedes-Benz C350 Sedan (Zone A)
  • 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Sedan (Zone A & Zone B)
  • 2009 - 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Sedan (Zone A)
  • 2010 - 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 (Zone A)
  • 2010 - 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4-Matic (Zone A)
  • 2010 - 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe (Zone A)
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 Convertible (Zone A)
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 Coupe (Zone A) 
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 Convertible (Zone A)
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (Zone A)

For questions about these or any other recall, you can always call NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov

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