Now nearly four months later, the NHTSA has begun a follow-up recall for 2.12 million cars and SUV's that still have the defective airbags. According to the NHTSA website, "Acura, Dodge, Jeep, Honda, Pontiac, and Toyota vehicles (were recalled) for a defect that may cause airbags to deploy inadvertently. The (new) recalls will provide vehicle owners with a new remedy after the manufacturers’ original attempts to fix the defects proved ineffective in some vehicles."
Apparently, after the first attempt to remedy the situation, some vehicles were still having their airbags deployed inadvertently. In total, NHTSA noted that about 40 vehicles airbags deployed following the initial remedy from the first recall.
“NHTSA is committed to using every tool available to make our roads safer, and that includes using our authority and influence to make sure companies are doing what they should do to protect safety,” NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind said.
Hopefully this round of recalls will quell the issue at hand, thus saving lives in the process. Read more about the latest NHTSA recall here.