Takata has issued what is believed to be the largest recall in U.S. history to fix defective airbags installed in 33.8 million U.S. cars, according to a report by RT.com on May 20.
The U.S. Department of Transportation stated that the Japanese airbag manufacturer has acknowledged the airbags’ risk of violent combustion, which may cause injuries and deaths to drivers and front-seat passengers. The agency also confirmed that the recent recall includes all the affected vehicles nationwide, not just those in region with higher humidity, as Takata previously determined.
The recall, which involves different car manufacturers, including Toyota Motor Corp., General Motor Co., Daimler AG, and Honda Motor Co., covers close to 14% of all vehicles in the country.
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Automaker giant Honda agreed to expand the recall of cars equipped with defective Takata airbags to include the entire U.S., rather than just a regional portion, Fox Business reported on December 3.
Japanese airbag maker Takata has recently been under fierce criticism over defective airbags that may burst shrapnel-like material when inflated. Despite the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) request to expand the recall, Takata insisted that only areas with high humidity must be the focus of the recall, not the entire nation.
Some car manufacturers have limited their recall efforts to regions with high humidity, citing research that suggests a humid climate may trigger the airbag to deploy.
A manufacturer’s failure to recall a product that poses imminent danger among consumers can be held liable for all the damages the defective product might cause. If you have been injured because of a defective product in Detroit, seek the help of our team of product liability lawyers at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, to learn whether you are eligible to seek compensation. Call us at (248) 948-9696 today.
In early July, a U.S. federal court ordered automaker Hyundai Motor Co. to pay a Virginia man and his family $14 million in damages after he sustained traumatic brain damage in a car accident 3 years ago.
The Federal court in Pulaski County ruled after an eight hours of deliberation that Zachary Duncan sustained brain damage due to the airbag in his 2008 Hyundai Tiburon failing to deploy in an accident. According to investigations into the accident, wrong placement of sensors caused the airbag to not deploy when the vehicle hit a tree.
A spokesman for the automaker said they disagree with the verdict and intend to file an appeal.
Sustaining traumatic brain damage or other serious injuries due to auto defects, such as defective airbags, can be devastating. Fortunately, you may be entitled to compensation that helps cover the losses and expenses brought on by such injuries. Contact the legal team of Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys by calling (248) 948-9696 to better understand your legal options if you’ve been harmed in such an accident.