Automakers recall 1.7 million cars with fatal airbags

NEW YORK (AP) — Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler Vans, Mercedes and Ferrari are recalling about 1.7 million vehicles to replace potentially deadly air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan.

The inflators can hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 23 people have died from the problem worldwide and hundreds more were injured.

The moves, announced Friday by the U.S. government, are part of the largest series of automotive recalls in U.S. history. About 10 million inflators are being recalled in the U.S. this year, with as many as 70 million to be recalled by the time the whole mess ends late next year.

Ford, Honda, Toyota, and Fiat Chrysler already released their 2019 Takata recalls totaling more than 5 million vehicles.

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10 cars discontinued in 2018

1. Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe: Discontinued after 2018.

Source: The Drive

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2. Cadillac ATS Sedan: Discontinued after 2018.

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3. Cadillac ATS Coupe: Discontinued after 2019.

Source: Fox News

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4. Chevrolet City Express: Discontinued after 2018.

Source: Motor Trend

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5. Chevrolet Sonic: Expected to be discontinued as early as 2018.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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6. Ford Fusion: To be discontinued by 2020.

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7. Ford Taurus: To be discontinued by 2020.

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8. Ford Fiesta: To be discontinued by 2020.

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9. Ford C-Max Hybrid: Discontinued after 2018.

Source: Automotive News

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10. Ford Focus sedan: Discontinued after 2018.

Source: Automotive News

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