Is Your Car Involved In the Expanding Takata Airbag Recall?

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airbagCar manufacturers troubling time with safety recalls will not be ending any time soon. Last month there were several new car models announced that are to be included in the major Takata Corp. airbag recall. This recall first started last year and is due to faulty airbags that shoot shrapnel when the airbag is deployed. This is extremely dangerous and has become a major issue for car manufactures and for the auto part manufacturing company Takata Corp.

The recall, which started with 2.3 million cars, has now reached over 35 million airbags and it has affected 10 different automobile manufacturers in the United States. As the numbers grow the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is pushing automakers to turn their regional recalls into national recalls. Some of the airbag recalls were only pushed in areas where there is a high humidity percentage as this seems to be a major factor in the safety hazard.

 The following car makes are included in this ever growing recall list:

  • Nissan
  • Toyota
  • Mazda
  • Honda
  • BMW
  • GM
  • Subaru
  • Ford
  • Mitsubishi
  • Acura

It has recently been confirmed that a rupturing airbag inflator caused fatal wounds to the driver of a 2005 Honda Civic this past April. This will mark the seventh death linked to the dangerous airbag recall with well over 100 other injuries included as well.  

If your vehicle is included in the recall it is very important to bring it in to a dealer and have the appropriate parts fixed. If these safety issues are left alone, they could bring harm to yourself, to others in the vehicle with you, and to other drivers on the road. If you have been injured due to a defective product or other safety issue in your vehicle, call the LaBovick Law Group for your free consultation.

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