Every Vehicle, Every Recall: Now on Carma

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We’re excited to announce that recall results for 30 different car manufacturers are now available on Carma! Over 60,000 vehicles have been searched on Carma across all manufacturers, and the most common request we’ve heard from our community was to display recall info for all of them–not just Toyota/Lexus/Scion. With this update everyone can now easily search any vehicle using Carma’s free recall lookup tool and see their results instantly.

Search a car, any car

While the focus of our program is to find Toyota vehicles with Takata airbags, we know that just about every manufacturer has active recalls on their vehicles. At Carma we believe that safety comes first, so we wanted to make it as easy as possible for you to check for any active recalls that your vehicle may have.

So look up your Honda, your mom’s Mazda, your neighbor’s Nissan, or any other car, truck, or SUV. Tell your friends and family to look up their own vehicles, and if you’re a Carma Ambassador, then share your link with them. We’ll let everyone know immediately if they have a deadly Takata airbag and provide the manufacturer’s phone number and recall website, so they can schedule a repair ASAP.

Check now using Carma’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Earn up to $55 when an eligible Toyota gets fixed

And as always, if you find an eligible Toyota with a Takata airbag recall, you can earn up to $55 once that vehicle gets fixed, so keep searching!

Takata Alpha Airbags: Do You Have One?

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At this point you’ve, hopefully, already heard about the Takata airbag recall, checked your own vehicle and told your family and friends to check theirs. Did you know there are Takata airbags called “Alphas” that pose the highest risk? They can be found in certain vehicles and have up to a 50% chance of exploding on impact, sending sharp, metal fragments into your vehicle.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urges drivers to get these vehicles repaired immediately, and not to drive them otherwise. Of the 16 people who died in the US from Takata airbags, over half were driving vehicles with Alphas. Here’s the list of affected vehicles:

Takata Alpha Vehicles:

  • 2001-2002 Honda Civic

  • 2001-2002 Honda Accord

  • 2002-2003 Acura TL

  • 2002 Honda CR-V

  • 2002 Honda Odyssey

  • 2003 Acura CL

  • 2003 Honda Pilot

  • Certain 2006 Ford Ranger (Ford advises do not drive)

  • Certain 2006 Mazda B-Series (Mazda advises do not drive)

We identified quite a few Alphas among the vehicles searched on Carma--all of these drivers had an extremely high risk of injury or death every time they got in their vehicle.

If you drive one of the vehicles listed above, search Carma’s vehicle lookup, and we’ll help you find out if you have a Takata airbag recall. If you do, call your dealer and get it fixed immediately. The repair is free and quick, and parts are available now.


Deadly Takata Airbag Exclusive Data for Popular Auto Brands

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Over 30,000 vehicles have been searched on Carma, and drivers are finding deadly Takata airbags in cars, SUVs, and trucks from many different manufacturers. For now, we’re collaborating with Toyota to provide rewards for people who encourage their friends to find Takatas in eligible vehicles.

Carma visitors are still checking thousands of vehicles from other automakers, and we’re actively having conversations with some of these manufacturers. We hope to expand our rewards offerings to include even more eligible vehicles soon.

Takata Airbag Recall Data

We looked up how many of these non-Toyota searches resulted in Takata recalls, and here’s what we found:

  • 8% of all vehicles searched had a Takata airbag recall.

  • Mercedes-Benz and Subaru had the highest proportion of recalled vehicles for Takata airbags searched on Carma with 19% and 20% respectively.

  • BMW also made double digits at 15%.

  • Ford and Honda, who recently recalled millions of additional vehicles, had recalled Takatas in 9% of all searched vehicles. Chrysler was close behind with 8%.

Get Your Vehicle Fixed

Remember, no matter what brand of vehicle you own, it’s FREE to get your recalled Takata airbag fixed. Make it easy on yourself--ask about additional free services such as pickup/delivery or towing. You may even be able to get a loaner vehicle. The fix for replacing a Takata airbag does not take very long, and getting yours fixed could save the life of someone you love.

Check your vehicle on Carma and you’ll get a $5 reward, no matter what brand you search. And while this small reward is nice, the most important thing is that you’re helping keep your friends and family safe.


How to Find Out If Your Car Has Been Recalled

Every year, automotive companies recall millions of vehicles. While car companies do their best to inform drivers, you may still miss their notices. Maybe you bought a used car, or changed your address and the manufacturer didn’t have your info on file. Or perhaps you heard about a recall a long time ago, but it got pushed so far down your priority list that you forgot to take care of it.

No matter the reason, it’s important to check and make sure that the vehicle that you use every day is safe for you and your family. Luckily, nowadays it’s very easy to look for recalls on your car or truck. Here are a few ways you can do so:

Directly contact your auto dealer

Go to your car dealer’s website and figure out who to call or email to find out about recalls. Some car manufacturer websites may also have pages dedicated to recall info, but you may have to do some digging.

Check NHTSA.gov/recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website has info on all the latest recalls, along with a VIN search, where you can look up your car.

Visit carmaproject.com and earn rewards

Using Carma Project’s owner lookup page, you can enter your license plate or VIN, or upload a photo of your license plate to look up your car. If you’re using a mobile device, you can also take a picture of your license plate, making the lookup even easier.

Looking up vehicles using Carma will also bank you a $5 reward. And, if you get your friends and family to check their cars, you could even earn up to $55 in rewards for each eligible vehicle they get fixed.

The Takata airbag recall alone has already claimed 16 lives in the US, and there are many other recalls out there putting you and your family at risk every time you get in the car. It only takes a couple of minutes to make sure your loved ones are safe. Check your car, truck, or SUV today and be 100% sure.


Carma Project: We’ve Launched

Fellow Ambassadors,

Nearly a month after soft launching with friends and family, we’re happy to announce that Carma Project is officially open for all! Our endless nights were fueled by Brytelife, and cold-brew coffee all in an effort to squash bugs (well over 200 fixed and counting) and prepare our platform for launch. My sincere gratitude to all of those who have worked so hard to get us here. With their help, today, we open the doors to our community and share our mission with the world.

Below you’ll find our press release and some talking points about Carma-- I encourage you to share what we’re doing with your own friends and family so that we can continue to grow our community and to raise awareness about the deadly Takata airbag recall.

Not an Ambassador, but ready to save lives and earn rewards? Join Carma Project today, and get paid to do good.

What is Carma Project?

Carma Project is a community effort focused on raising awareness about the deadly Takata airbag recall. This recall continues to impact vehicles built by 19 different automakers, with a projected 70 million airbags expected to be recalled by the end of 2019. Fifteen people have died in the U.S., with hundreds allegedly injured, and millions more at risk.

How does Carma Project work?

Anyone can sign up today to become an official Carma Ambassador and start saving lives. Ambassadors can earn financial rewards (CarmaCoin) by sharing messages about the Takata airbag recall with their friends and family via social media, email, and text. These messages encourage friends and family to check the recall status of their vehicle on CarmaProject.com. Ambassadors can then earn up to $55 in rewards for every eligible Toyota, Lexus, or Scion vehicle that they refer and help to get fixed.

Does it pay to be safe?

Yes, it really does. For a limited time, Carma is offering $5 promo cards for everyone who looks-up their own VIN or license plate using Carma’s recall lookup tool at: https://www.carmaproject.com/owner-lookup Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles affected by the Takata airbag recall can even schedule a fix via the lookup tool on Carma Project.

We’ve been waiting for you

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Meet Paul, Carma’s Chief Ambassador

Hi, I’m Paul.

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you just joined us and are wondering what’s to come. Well, to be honest, so are we. This community is about you and me, and the story that we’ll be writing together about how we joined forces to help make the world a safer place for our loved ones — our friends, family, and all the people we care about.

As of tonight, I’m Chief Ambassador to a community that’s just been hatched.

And from this point on, that means I’ll be your constant companion on this remarkable adventure that we’re embarking on together.

Now let’s get out there and spread good carma.