With bad judgment calls and short paper trails leading the way, it seems that more and more cars’ airbags are being recalled. The company responsible, Takata, so far has been fined over 70 million dollars, and more adds on each day. With their replacement airbags now being recalled, there is even more cause for concern.
Suffered injuries from an airbag deploying in an accident? Find out if you have a product defect case caused by Takata airbags. Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys offers free consultations any time of the day. Contact us and learn about your options.
Takata Airbag Drama
This specific product defect drama started way back in 2008 when Honda recalled a small number of Takata inflators. You may remember- these inflators exploded with small pieces of plastic when the airbags went off. These same airbags had dangerous ammonium-nitrate propellant that would cause similar problems to millions of vehicles nationwide.
Over a decade later, the case remains extremely relevant. With only about a third of vehicles serviced, there is a lot more work to do.
First, check the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on your vehicle at nhtsa.gov/recalls. With this number, you will be able to tell you if your airbags are defective or not.
Second, if your airbags are part of the recall, contact the manufacturer for your completely free replacement. Replacements are on a priority basis, depending on your specific vehicle and where you live. The product defect is especially sensitive to hot and humid conditions. Therefore, if you live somewhere that’s mostly dry and cold, your repair may be scheduled later than you hope.
Lastly, if you suffer an injury from a faulty airbag, call Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys. We handle product defect cases similar to these. Your consultation is entirely free, so there is no risk to reach out. Get the guidance you need to move forward.
Product Defect Case Caused by Takata Airbags
The story of the Takata airbags is a continuing saga. Keep up to date on current and changing recalls. Also, never take one lightly. The safety of your family and yourself could be at risk.
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