Approximately 7.8 million vehicles manufactured by nearly a dozen different automakers have been recalled due to defective airbags. The defective airbags have been linked to more than 160 injuries and at least five deaths. The defective airbags at issue, manufactured by parts supplier Takata, were installed in cars from model year 2002 through 2008 and include Honda, Toyota, General Motors, Chrysler, Mazda, Nissan, BMW, and Ford. The National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has urged owners of recalled vehicles with defective airbags “to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags.” Even in low-impact accidents, the defective airbags have explosively ejected a shrapnel-like material leading to severe injuries and death. Unfortunately, Takata has a history of quality control problems dating back to 2000. Takata’s own awareness of defective airbags dates to at least 2004 when Honda, the first automaker to launch a vehicle recall, received a report of an injury claim from an exploding defective airbag inflator and reported it to Takata. Since 2008, there have been six rounds of recalls, with the latest focusing on vehicles registered to states with hot, humid climate like Georgia. Despite the urgency of the problem, Takata has yet to identify the root cause of the problem with the defective airbags.
Do you want to know if your vehicle is subject to recall due to defective airbags? You can look it up by clicking on this link
Defective Airbag Recall Lookup and entering your vehicle identification number (VIN). You can find the VIN in the lower driver-side corner of the windshield as well as on your registration and proof of insurance.
Are you or a loved one injured by defective airbags?
If so, please call the attorneys at Glass & Robson at (404) 751-4702 for a free consultation. The members of our firm are good lawyers who have handled numerous cases throughout Georgia. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you.