The latest on air bag recalls, with cars involved

Markets Associated Press

Automakers have recalled 8 million vehicles in the U.S. to fix a problem with air bags made by Takata Corp. The air bags can explode with too much force, sending shards of metal into the passenger compartments.

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At least five deaths worldwide have been linked to the inflators inside the air bags.

Boundaries of the recalls vary, but generally they include Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii and "limited areas near the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Louisiana."

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging owners vehicles in those areas to get them repaired as soon as possible. The agency has also demanded that Takata and a handful of automakers widen the recall of certain driver side air bags nationwide because of incidents that occurred outside of the original recall zone.

NHTSA urges owners to use their vehicle identification number on manufacturer sites to see if vehicles are have been recalled by the manufacturer.

Here's the latest list of models covered by multiple Takata-related recalls:

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BMW:

Total affected: 627,615

Models: 2000 to 2005 3 Series Sedan, 2000 to 2006 3 Series Coupe, 2000 to 2005 3 Series Sports Wagon, 2000 to 2006 3 Series Convertible, 2001 to 2006 M3 Coupe and M3 Convertible.

Chrysler:

Total affected: 371,309.

Models: 2003 to 2008 Ram 1500, 2005 to 2008 Ram 2500, 2006 to 2008 Ram 3500 and 4500, 2008 Ram 5500, 2005 to 2008 Dodge Durango, Dodge Dakota, and Chrysler 300; 2007 to 2008 Chrysler Aspen.

Ford:

Total affected: 85,004 (Field service campaign)

Models: 2004-2005 Ranger, 2005 and 2006 GT, 2005 to 2008 Mustang.

General Motors:

Total affected: 103,000

Models: 2003 to 2005 Pontiac Vibe made by Toyota, 2005 Saab 9-2X made by Subaru.

Honda:

Total affected: 5,051,364

Models: 2001 to 2007 Accord, 2001 to 2005 Civic, 2002 to 2006 CR-V, 2003 to 2011 Element, 2002 to 2004 Odyssey, 2003 to 2007 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003 to 2006 Acura MDX, 2002 to 2003 Acura TL/CL, 2005 Acura RL.

Mazda:

Total affected: 64,872

Models: 2003 to 2007 Mazda6, 2006 to 2007 MazdaSpeed6, 2004 to 2008 RX-8, 2004 to 2005 MPV, 2004 B-Series Truck.

Mitsubishi:

Total affected: 11,985

Models: 2004 to 2005 Lancer, 2006 to 2007 Raider.

Nissan:

Total affected: 718,178

Models: 2001 to 2003 Maxima, 2001 to 2004 Pathfinder, 2002 to 2006 Sentra, 2001 to 2004 Infiniti I30/I35, 2006 Infiniti M35 and M45, 2002 to 2003 Infiniti QX4, 2003 to 2005 Infiniti FX35/FX45, 2013-2014 Infiniti QX 56/80.

Subaru:

Total affected: 17,516

Models: 2003 to 2005 Baja, 2003 to 2005 Legacy, 2003 to 2005 Outback, 2004 to 2005 Impreza.

Toyota:

Total affected: 971,314

Models: 2002 to 2005 Toyota Corolla, 2003 to 2005 Matrix, 2002 to 2005 Sequoia, 2003 to 2005 Tundra, 2002 to 2005 Lexus SC.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, automakers.