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Takata Airbag Recall Dangers and Vehicle Models Affected

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Takata Corporation, a maker of airbags for at least 10 major car companies, is responsible for the recall of over 34 million vehicles so far in the United States. The vehicles, manufactured between model years 2002 and 2008, were recalled because, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the airbags can explode sending sharp pieces of metal shrapnel flying through the passenger cabin.

Takata has failed to inform consumers and the United States government about hidden dangers in these air bags that the company knew about for at least 10 years, having problems dating back as early as 2000.

The only way to hold the company accountable for their profit-driven decision to keep the dangers of these defective airbags from the public is to force them to take responsibility for their actions by filing a lawsuit for money damages.

Takata Air Bag Defect: What’s Wrong?

According to experts, the problem is that when these defective Takata airbags are exposed to environments with high humidity, like the kind found in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and other southern states, moisture can penetrate the airbag inflator and react with the explosive propellant chemical inside causing it to deteriorate and break down.

Then, when it comes time for the airbag to deploy during a crash, the internal pressure created by the chemical reaction can cause the inflator housing to rupture or tear resulting in “overaggressive inflation” of the airbag as well as the ejection of metal shrapnel into the passenger cabin at high speed.

That airbags shrapnel has been responsible for at least 4 deaths and over 100 serious injuries since the defect emerged in 2004.

Ironically, these devices, designed and intended specifically to save lives in the event of a crash, have instead become dangerous–and potentially even deadly–to the very people they were designed to protect.

As a result, the NHTSA is telling owners of Tataka-equipped vehicles to get them fixed “with urgency” as the repairs are “essential to personal safety.”

In the meantime, concerned that Takata was dragging its feet in aiding the investigation, the NHTSA decided on February 20, 2015 to fine the company $14,000.00 for every day that it did not fully cooperate with the Agency’s inquiry into the potentially-deadly airbags. The fine had reached more than $1 million at the time of suspension as the airbag recall was expanded.

Is My Car on the Takata Recall List?

BMW: 627,615 vehicles affected

2000 – 2005 3 Series Sedan

2000 – 2006 3 Series Coupe

2000 – 2005 3 Series Sports Wagon

2000 – 2006 3 Series Convertible

2001 – 2006 M3 Coupe

2001 – 2006 M3 Convertible

Chrysler: 371,309 vehicles affected

2003 – 2008 Dodge Ram 1500

2005 – 2008 Dodge Ram 2500

2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 3500

2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 4500

2008 Dodge Ram 5500

2005 – 2008 Dodge Durango

2005 – 2008 Dodge Dakota

2005 – 2008 Chrysler 300

2007 – 2008 Chrysler Aspen

Ford: 58,669 vehicles affected

2004 – Ranger

2005 – 2006 GT

2005 – 2007 Mustang

General Motors (GM): # of vehicles affected unknown

2003 – 2005 Pontiac Vibe

2005 – Saab 9-2X

Honda: 5,400,000 vehicles affected

2001 – 2007 Honda Accord

2001-2002 Honda Accord with V6 engines

2001 – 2005 Honda Civic

2002 – 2006 Honda CR-V

2003 – 2011 Honda Element

2002 – 2004 Honda Odyssey

2003 – 2007 Honda Pilot

2006 – Honda Ridgeline

2003 – 2006 Acura MDX

2002 – 2003 Acura TL/CL

2005 – Acura RL

Nissan: 694,626 vehicles affected

2001 – 2003 Nissan Maxima

2001 – 2003 Nissan Pathfinder

2002 – 2003 Nissan Sentra

2001 – 2003 Infiniti I30/I35

2002 – 2003 Infiniti QX4

2003 – Infiniti FX

Mazda: 64,872 vehicles affected

2003 – 2007 Mazda6

2006 – 2007 MazdaSpeed6

2004 – 2008 Mazda RX-8

2004 – 2005 MPV
2004 – B-Series Truck

Mitsubishi: 11,985 vehicles affected

2004 – 2005 Lancer

2006 – 2007 Raider

Subaru: 17,516 vehicles affected

2003 – 2005 Baja

2003 – 2005 Legacy

2003 – 2005 Outback

2004 – 2005 Impreza

Toyota: 877,000 vehicles affected

2002 – 2005 Lexus SC

2002 – 2005 Toyota Corolla

2003 – 2005 Toyota Matrix

2002 – 2005 Toyota Sequoia

2003 – 2005 Toyota Tundra

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If you are the owner of one of these vehicles, it is extremely important that you have the airbag repaired as soon as possible!

Our Takata airbag recall lawyers have successfully recovered over $1 Billion on behalf of clients injured or killed due to the negligence of others. Our firm has also recovered the #1 largest accident verdict ever in the State of Texas.

If you or a loved one were injured or worse due to a defective airbag, it’s critical that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately to help ensure that you are FULLY compensated for ALL of your injuries and damages.

Our personal injury lawyers have years of experience handling these and other defective product cases in state and federal courts across the country. Call us toll-free at 1-888-603-3636 for a free consultation.

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