You may remember the massive airbag recall that began in 2008. Well, it isn’t over yet, according to a recent report from Reuters. The Japan-based company Takata Corp has issued a recall on 5.1 million more American cars. These cars may have the same airbag defects that have been linked to 9 deaths in the United States and more worldwide. This brings the total number of Takata-related recalled vehicles in the U.S. up to 24 million.
What You Need to Know
In a crash, your airbag will inflate at a speed of 200 mph. In the defective Takata airbags, the metal inflator cartridge may explode, spraying those shards of metal into the car – and into passengers – as the airbag inflates. These defective designs are obviously a serious safety hazard.
Don’t assume you aren’t at risk. Although the majority of past recalls have been on older model cars, the new recalls include some 2014 models. Our Taylor King Law legal team recommends checking the new recall list to be sure your car isn’t involved. You can find a complete list of recalled vehicles from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration here.
Ask for Help Today
Vehicle safety has come a long way over the years, and airbags work to protect passengers the vast majority of the time. But the complex process of airbag inflation occurs in 1/25 of a second, meaning that even the slightest malfunction could cause serious injury or even death. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident because of defective or malfunctioning airbags, call Taylor King today at 1-800-CAR-WRECK (1-800-227-9732) to begin your FREE, no-obligation consultation. You’re one call away from getting help today!