Still a Threat
Today, Takata airbags are still being installed as replacements in used vehicles and also in new vehicles despite being one of the largest consumer product recalls in the United States.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a Takata airbag, contact Altman-Nussbaum-Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys today at 1-800-229-7989 to learn more about your legal options.
Widespread Use of Takata Airbags
Around eight million vehicles have been subject to a recall because of Takata’s defective airbags. In lieu of the already recalled vehicles, there are nearly eight to ten million vehicles that may be affected with these faulty airbags. You can visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website and enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to determine if your car may be affected.
Below is a list of auto manufacturers, whose models may be affected:
- General Motors
Airbags manufactured by Takata have been responsible for approximately fifteen deaths and hundreds of injuries throughout the world.
Takata Corporation is known for making various automotive parts from seatbelts to airbags. The airbags manufactured by Takata have been responsible for approximately fifteen deaths and hundreds of injuries throughout the world. One out of eight Americans drives a vehicle with a potentially defective airbag.
In climates with high humidity, the airbags are more likely to deteriorate and combust. Once the defective airbag deploys, metal shrapnel is flung towards the occupants inside the vehicle causing severe injury. Injuries reported from the defective airbags include broken bones and torn flesh. In several cases nationwide, there have been metal and plastic fragments removed from passengers’ necks and faces.