There are a number of ways in which you can stay updated on information regarding airbag recalls. Millions of cars equipped with Takata airbags have been recalled. Car owners have suffered injuries and death because of the exploding airbags, at least 24 deaths and 300 injuries according to NHTSA.
No less than 19 carmakers have had vehicles recalled for the replacement of frontal airbags on both, driver and passenger side. Car models from the year 2002 to 2015 are ones facing recall.
If you wish to learn where your vehicle stands with respect to the recall, whether it is under a stop-driving order or not, then you can check for relevant information on https://www.safercar.gov/. On this site, you can sign up for recall alerts that will notify you on the latest information related to recalls. Subscribe for the notifications on this page – https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/nhtsa/subscriptions.
A detailed recalls FAQ on the site and the facility to search for recalls by VIN are pages worth bookmarking.
Google news is yet another great resource for staying abreast of the latest developments in this saga of vehicle recalls because of faulty airbags. You can sign up for Google Alerts that will return relevant news to your email based on the keywords you input; for example, if you choose to get news on “Takata Airbags’, then all news items that appear on Google News carrying this term will be delivered to your inbox. You can have the news delivered as it breaks, daily, weekly, etc. You can tweak keywords to obtain results relevant to you. You could sign up for news on Fiat airbags recalls, Chrysler recalls, NHTSA Takata, Toyota airbags, etc. You can also sign up for recalls-related news related to your city or district. This way, you won’t miss out on information regarding recalls for your area.
Offline, you may want to stay in touch with your car dealership. Check in periodically to understand about developments or get a feel of where things are headed and what they could mean for your vehicle.
Finally, you should definitely stay in touch with your lawyer not only to learn about the latest in car recalls that is relevant to you but also to understand the legal implications of being involved in an incident arising from faulty airbags.