The Takata airbag recall has been a serious problem facing millions of
drivers across the country for more than a year now. In an upsetting turn
of events, Honda and government officials have recently linked yet another
driver fatality to defective Takata airbags in their vehicle. The 8th death caused directly by the airbags in America and the 9th in the world occurred in July 2015 when a young teenager took the family
car out for a joyride and crashed. Injuries he sustained were mostly attributed
to the explosive nature of the airbag, not the collision itself.
Only days before the cause of death was confirmed, the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) put another four vehicle models
onto the list of vehicles that need a recall due to Takata’s airbags.
With the new additions scaling the recall number over 33 million, the
government may soon experience extreme difficulty with managing the recall
process and notifying drivers in time.
New additions to the recall list include:
- Honda CR-V (2002 – 2004)
- Mazda6 (2005 – 2008)
- Subaru Legacy & Subaru Outback (2005 – 2008)
[Please refer to the complete list compiled by the NHTSA
here to see if your car’s airbags may pose an immediate and serious safety hazard.]
When You Need Tough and Compassionate Representation
At Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC, we have been closely following
the Takata airbag recall news and scandal. If you have been injured in a
car accident and you believe your Takata airbag could be the source of your pain and
suffering, you need to
contact our Stuart personal injury attorneys right away. We can even be reached during emergencies because we know
that no one can predict or plans for a serious accident. Call
866-675-4427 any day of the week, any hour of the day for information.