Nearly 34 million vehicles have been recalled and at least 8 people have died as a result of faulty airbags.
The airbags were made by Takata, a supplier who provided the parts to 11 automobile manufacturers. According to Consumer Reports, the airbags could deploy explosively and injure or even kill the vehicle’s occupants.
There seem to be a number of reasons for the failure of these airbags to work properly:
- Poor quality control during manufacturing
- Longtime exposure to heat and humidity
- Design of the cars in which the airbags are installed
Regardless of the reason, the fact remains that these airbags have deployed improperly and sent shards of metal toward passengers.
Have you or a loved one been injured because of a faulty airbag?
Airbags are supposed to save lives, not take them.
If you or someone you love was the victim of an airbag injury, a Takata airbag lawyer can help you understand your legal options.
Already, lawsuits have been filed by victims in crashes involving Takata airbags, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ordered the company to save faulty parts as evidence to be used in court cases.
However, your state may have a statute of limitations that could affect your ability to take action. Talk to a Takata airbag attorney today to learn more.
Massive Takata Airbag Recall: Everything You Need to Know, Including Full List of Affected Vehicles, Car and Driver, July 12, 2015, http://blog.caranddriver.com/massive-takata-airbag-recall-everything-you-need-to-know-including-full-list-of-affected-vehicles/
Everything you need to know about the Takata airbag recall, Consumer Reports, July 13, 2015, http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/10/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-takata-air-bag-recall/index.htm
Takata must save faulty air-bag inflators for litigation, U.S. probe, Rueters, Feb. 25, 2015, http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/26/us-autos-takata-usa-idUSKBN0LT2GA20150226