If you’ve been watching or reading the news lately, you’ve probably seen some information regarding the Takata airbag recall. Takata is a global supplier of auto systems and have been under some scrutiny recently. The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)have been investigating since the airbags have been linked to at least 5 deaths and more than 100 injuries. This recall affects approximately 34 million cars and 11 different car manufacturers, making it the largest auto recall in history. This recall affects residents everywhere, including those in our hometown of San Diego.
The issue stems from airbags deploying with too much force, causing the metal inflator to send shrapnel flying. Takata is calling the defective airbag recall a “complex issue” that will take time to evaluate. The NHTSA’s investigation is ongoing.
If you are concerned about your vehicle, please take a moment to check your vehicle’s VIN against recalls being tracked by safercar.gov.
Car accidents can change your life instantly. Car crash injuries run the gamut from minor to severe. You and your family members may incur scrapes and bruises, broken bones, soft tissue damage or whiplash, or more severe injuries. In serious collisions or accidents with truck drivers, you could suffer a spinal injury, a brain injury or even fatality. By consulting a car accident lawyer in San Diego, you can help get the best result after the injury, including if you’ve been affected by the Takata airbag recall.
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