Takata Airbag Recalls 34 Million Vehicles
- May 19, 2015
- Vehicle Defects
In what is being called a major victory by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata has recalled 33.8 million vehicles due to potentially lethal airbag defects. These are in addition to approximately 17 million that have already been recalled since 2013.
Why the Recall?
Linked to at least six deaths and more than 100 injuries, the defective airbags have been shown to explode and send dangerous fragments of metal flying into the passengers.
It is important to note that the previous recalls were voluntarily made by auto manufacturers despite Takata’s refusal to admit the airbags were defective. The NHTSA should be applauded for their diligence in forcing Takata’s hand and hopefully saving lives.
According to the NHTSA Administrator Rosekind, Takata must fully cooperate and the action would be “quite involved because of the number of actions we (NHTSA) will be taking.”
What Should I Do?
With a record airbag recall of this size, information and notices of this kind and are complex and fluid. You should be on the lookout for a recall notice, especially if you drive a Honda. You could also contact your dealership to inquire about a possible airbag defect.
Injured Due to a Dangerous Airbag?
For many, this recall is too late. If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, there could be a chance that it was caused by a defective airbag. Our vehicle defect lawyers have handled numerous airbag defect cases and understand what it takes to prove an airbag caused your injuries and hold manufacturers like Takata responsible for the injuries and pain and suffering they have caused. Call 972-774-9800 or contact us online today for your free case evaluation.