NHTSA Announces Major Takata Airbag Recall
This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a major recall of defective airbags made by Japanese company Takata for car manufacturers including BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, and Toyota.
According to reports, at least 4 people have died and more than 30 people have been seriously injured when air inflators within the airbags ruptured and sprayed passengers with metal shrapnel.
The recall, which some think may become the largest in history, is expected to affect at least 12 million vehicles worldwide, and owners of recalled vehicles have been urged by the federal safety agency to visit a dealership to have the air bags replaced immediately.
What to Do about the Airbag Recall?
If you haven't done so already, find out if your vehicle is affected by the airbag recall. You can check at the NHTSA's website dedicated to the Takata recall by clicking here.
If you or anyone you know has been injured in an accident where the airbag malfunctioned or while driving a vehicle equipped with Takata airbags, please contact our attorneys immediately for a free consultation at 1-855-462-3330 or via email by clicking here.