Takata Airbag Recall is the Nation's Largest Ever
In a record-breaking move, Takata Corp. has issued a national recall of 34 million vehicles for a defective airbag. It is the largest automotive recall in history.
The sweeping move encompasses a plethora of automakers, including: Honda, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, BMW, Mazda, Ford, Daimler Trucks, General Motors, Subaru and Mitsubishi. To see if your vehicle is among those equipped with the potentially deadly airbag, visit www.safercar.gov.
If you have been injured as a result of one of these airbags, which have been shown to erupt violently and send pieces of metal flying through a vehicle, call our Takata injury lawyers immediately for a free consultation.
The attorneys of Peterson & Associates, P.C.™, have years of experience defending our clients’ rights against negligent manufacturers like Takata.
The Japanese supplier spent years denying that there was anything wrong with its products despite six deaths and more than 100 injuries that have been tied to the faulty airbag.
The corporation’s refusal to cooperate with ongoing investigations forced many automakers to initiate their own recalls. As a result, Takata was fined $14,000 a day for its failure to work with authorities.
The root cause of the problem is still unknown. Independent investigations have shown that the inflators on affected vehicles are not properly sealed, which allows moisture to penetrate the inflator and can lead to a deterioration of the explosive chemical compound within.
Drivers whose vehicles are included in the recall are advised to get their airbags fixed immediately. However, the massive number of vehicles involved could clog the system.
If you have been affected by a faulty Takata airbag, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact the personal injury office of Peterson & Associates, P.C.™, for a free consultation to review your claim.