As of today, almost 8 million Takata airbags have been recalled from 10 different automakers because of airbag defects due to the possibility for flying metal shards when they deploy. Hundreds of injuries and at least five deaths have been reported as a result of the airbag defects.
Takata claimed the airbag problems were only happening in warm, humid climates, however the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA “) disagrees and has expanded the recall to a national level.
Please check to make sure your car is not included in the Takata airbag recall list. There are several ways to find out if your car is included in the recall. NHTSA’s online VIN-look-up tool will show you any recalls on your vehicle.
NHTSA also provides a link to all major light vehicle and motorcycle manufacturers to search by VIN for uncompleted recalls on their websites. This data must be updated at least weekly. Click here for that list.
Every day, we at Terrell • Hogan, represent victims of personal injury and wrongful death as they seek justice, and lawsuits we have pursued have prompted safety changes. However, that came after the incidents, accidents and injuries happened. We believe it is important to try to help prevent injuries and wrongful deaths. One way is to publish information about recalls of defective and dangerous products.