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.]
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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.