It has been a number of months since the news was laden with reports about faulty airbags. After some investigative work it was discovered that the Takata Corporation had been supplying airbags to auto manufacturers that were defective. The deception ran deep in that some of the auto makers knew about the problem, but decided the cost of a recall was more expensive than the cost of a cover-up. When the news finally hit, it was a huge blow to these companies. |
Takata Corporation is a huge Japanese company that makes safety equipment for various vehicle brands. Their primary focus is on airbags, and they supply about 20% of the airbags used in vehicles around the world.
As far back as the year 2000, these airbags were faulty. The faulty airbags were installed into millions of vehicles worldwide, and they were causing some serious injuries, even death, to unsuspecting motorists.
Takata airbags, it turns out, had a tendency to deploy with so much force, that the housing would explode open. Shrapnel would be sent into the vehicle permanently injuring, disfiguring, and in some cases killing the driver and vehicle occupants.
If you own a vehicle that was made in the early 2000’s until around 2014, you need to check to see if your vehicle is on the recall list. While many of these recalls are subject to geographical area (it turns out hot and humid climates had a higher instance of airbag failure), you may be able to get yours fixed even if you are outside of that area. Check the list on the NHTSA website .
If you were driving a vehicle on this list, and your airbag exploded open causing injury to you, or your passengers, you should file a Takata airbag lawsuit . You can collect compensation for medical expenses and other damages.
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