Another 652,000 vehicles have been recalled because they are equipped with defective Takata airbag inflators.
These airbags have caused 11 deaths in the U.S. and a total of 16 worldwide. In addition, 180 people around the world have suffered injuries because of these defective products.
The latest recall involves a variety of vehicles from 13 automakers, including:
- Jaguar-Land Rover
- Daimler Vans
This round of recalls is for the front passenger airbag inflator. Research has shown that Takata airbag inflators can cause airbags to deploy with too much force and hurl shrapnel at drivers who are just a couple feet away. This makes any collision more dangerous, even a low-speed collision.
Roughly 100 million inflators have been recalled across the globe. Automakers have replaced Takata airbags in approximately eight million vehicles.
The recall is considered the largest in U.S. history, affecting approximately 42 million vehicles and 69 million inflators. The majority of the recalls affect vehicles in the years 2007 to 2012.
Ford And Honda Recalls
Ford and Honda recently added more than 1.5 million vehicles to the Takata airbag inflator recall. Ford recalled 816,000 vehicles while Honda recalled 772,000.
The Ford recall includes the Ford Mustang, Lincoln MKZ and Ford Fusion. The Honda recall includes the Honda Civic, Honda Accord, Honda Fit, Acura TSX and Acura ZDX.
Visit the recalls section of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website and type in your vehicle’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) to find out if your car is part of the latest round of recalls.
Have you or a loved one been injured by a defective Takata airbag? Our Takata airbag recall attorneys may be able to file a claim to obtain compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
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