Takata airbag defect has been in the news for quite some time now. The U.S. government, with the help of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA and Department of Transportation, DOT has been helping millions of U.S. vehicle owners of these defective airbags in 19 affected automakers like Honda, Toyota, Ford etc. They have issued an amended order to continue the acceleration of recall repairs that is responsible for 11 deaths and approximately 180 injuries in the United States.
“The Department of Transportation is maintaining its aggressive oversight of the efforts to recall Takata air bags as quickly as possible,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “The amended order will speed up the availability of replacement air bags, and continues to prioritize the highest risk vehicles to protect the traveling public.”
“NHTSA is doing everything possible to make sure that there are no more preventable injuries or deaths because of these dangerous air bag inflators,” said NHTSA Administrator Dr. Mark Rosekind. “All vehicle owners should regularly check their vehicles for recalls at SaferCar.gov and go get them fixed at no cost as soon as replacement parts are available.”
In the United States alone, there are currently 46 million recalled Takata air bag inflators in 29 million vehicles. These vehicles are not supposed to be on the roads in the first place because they possess potential safety risks to the general public. This figure is exclusive of the Takata recalls that currently cover frontal inflators. They do not include a recall for chemical desiccant that absorbs moisture.
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If you or your loved ones are injured by exploding Takata airbag defect, we can look at these cases from the standpoint of vehicle product liability and vehicle crashworthiness. We practice product liability cases. Please contact us at our office located in Queens, NY at 718-509-6181 for a free case evaluation. We want to help vehicle owners by making negligent vehicle parts manufacturers like Takata responsible for the injuries you sustained.