Faulty Airbag Recalls Continue with Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda
Earlier this week, it was discovered that certain car models from Honda, Mazda and Nissan have a faulty airbag issue that shoots shrapnel at passengers when the airbag is deployed. The airbags involved in this recall are from Japan’s Takata Corp., a company that manufactures airbags, seat belts, steering wheels and several other auto parts.
Takata, a Tokyo based company, credits the malfunction of the airbags to a high amount of humidity. However, last week they also admitted that they stored some chemicals improperly and had mishandled the manufacturing of the explosive propellant that deploys the airbag.
This week’s almost 3 million car recall comes after a similar one was announced from Toyota earlier in the month. Toyota reported that they would be recalling 2.3 million cars worldwide due to the same airbag issue from Takata Corp. The cars involved in the Toyota recall were manufactured between 2002 and 2007, and include models Corolla, Matrix, Tundra, Yaris and Camry.
Now, Honda Motor Company has recalled 2.03 million cars that were manufactured between 2000 and 2005. This is the second time Honda has recalled cars due to Takata Corp. and an airbag defect. Last year 1 million cars were recalled. The cars included in this new set of Honda recalls include Fit, Element and CR-v.
Nissan and Mazda Recalls
Like Honda, both Nissan and Mazda issued a similar recall last year, and have now also issued the same recall over this “exploding” airbag defect. The car models involved in these recalls are as follows:
- Nissan: The Cube, X-Trail and some Infiniti models manufactured between 2001 and 2003
- Mazda: The Atenza and RX-8 manufactured between 2002 and 2004
These car companies are working hard to start the recall in areas affected by high humidity, such as Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. However, Honda has also included Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas.
Do you own one of the Toyota, Honda, Nissan or Mazda cards listed? Your car may fit within the recall. Call your manufacturer right away to find out if this applies to you, so you and your loved ones don’t get hurt. If you believe you have been injured due to a safety issue involving a potential recall, call us at the LaBovick Law Group for a free consultation.
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