The growing problem that is the Takata airbag recall just got worse thanks to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) telling automakers to expand their recalls to cover more vehicles with the potentially deadly airbag systems.
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Toyota has now expanded their recall by an additional 1.4 million cars while Honda, the hardest hit player to date, has expanded its recall to include 6.28 million cars. Unfortunately, the worst could still be yet to come. No one really knows how many defective Takata airbags are really out there.
As for Toyota, new models added to the list include Corolla and Matrix sedans from 2003-2007, the 2006 Tundra pickup, 2005-2007 Sequoia SUVs, and Lexus SC430 convertibles from 2003-2007.
Honda’s expansion involves 2003-2007 Accords and 2001-2005 Civics. Honda’s problems have been made worse by the fact that all of the reported deaths relating to the airbags have, thus far, have occurred in Hondas.
There are nearly a dozen manufacturers involved in what could easily become the world’s largest product recall in history.
Federal authorities recommend that car owners check with their dealers or directly with manufacturers to find out if their vehicles are included. You are also encouraged to pursue the services of an experienced attorney if there is any cause to believe you may have been negatively impacted by a Takata airbag in any way.
As aggressive Cincinnati auto accident trial lawyers, we fight as hard as we can on behalf of our clients. We go after irresponsible companies that put profits before the safety of consumers, making sure any and all victims of such irresponsibility are properly compensated according to the law. Please contact us right away if you believe you have a case against Takata or any of the affected automakers.