Millions of Takata Airbags Recalled

Takata is in the middle of recalling nearly 12 million automobiles worldwide for faulty airbags. The Japanese manufacturer’s defective airbags have been linked to numerous injuries and deaths. The airbags contain a faulty inflator that can explode and project shrapnel at high speeds, resulting in injuries and death to drivers and passengers.

In the United States, 8 million cars have been recalled due to the faulty airbags, including automobiles manufactured by Honda, Toyota, and General Motors among others. General Motors and Toyota have even gone as far as to issue warnings to owners of recalled models to ban passengers from the front seat, where they are closest to the possibly defective air bags. Toyota has told dealers who do not have replacement parts to disable the passenger-side front air bag and place a warning label on the dashboard.

2900548360_0b564a1036_zOn Saturday, Nissan announced that it is recalling more than 52,000 vehicles with Takata airbags. The newest of the recalled vehicles were sold or registered in 12 high-humidity states. Humidity can cause the Takata bags propellant to burn too fast and potentially blow apart the metal canisters. The states affected states include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas as well as the territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam and American Samoa.

Honda has also added hundreds of thousands of vehicles in those same states to an earlier announced recall, including older versions of their three most popular models: the Accord, Civic and CR-V. The company had previously recalled five million vehicles in the United States for issues with Takata airbags.

The following is an updated list of all the vehicles recalled to date:

BMW

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

Ford

2004 – Ranger

2005 – 2006 GT

2005 – 2007 Mustang

Mitsubishi

2004 – 2005 Lancer

2006 – 2007 Raider

Nissan

2001 – 2003 Nissan Maxima

2001 – 2004 Nissan Pathfinder

2002 – 2004 Nissan Sentra

2001 – 2004 Infiniti I30/I35

2002 – 2003 Infiniti QX4

2003 – 2005 Infiniti FX35/FX45

Honda

2001 – 2007 Honda Accord)

2001 – 2002 Honda Accord

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

Mazda

2003 – 2007 Mazda 6

2006 – 2007 Mazda Speed 6

2004 – 2008 Mazda RX-8

2004 – 2005 MPV

2004 – B-Series Truck

Subaru

2003 – 2005 Baja

2003 – 2005 Legacy

2003 – 2005 Outback

2004 – 2005 Impreza

Toyota

2002 – 2005 Lexus SC

2002 – 2005 Toyota Corolla

2003 – 2005 Toyota Corolla Matrix

2002 – 2005 Toyota Sequoia

2003 – 2005 Toyota Tundra

Lawsuits have already been filed against Takata and the automobile manufacturers who use Takata airbags in their cars. Anyone that was harmed by an airbag explosion, regardless of fault in the accident, could be eligible to seek financial compensation from all liable parties, and a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can help you through this process. For more information about your legal options, please call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online.

 

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