Vehicle occupants rely on airbags to protect them and keep them safe from injury when in an accident, however the recent airbag scare is shaking some people’s confidence in the trusted device. With the recalls on the Takata airbags increasing, it is important that you make sure your car is not affected by the the defective product.
While the cause of the product defect is up for debate, it is clear that the effects of the defective Takata airbag are costly and frightening. According to the NHTSA, millions of vehicles have been recalled to fix the product. The safety concern surrounding this product is that it could repel pieces of metal at the vehicle’s occupants, if the airbag is deployed during a crash. This is particularly frightening since the IIHS states an airbag could be deployed at a speed of 200 mph. Furthermore, as recent news reports have indicated, there have been multiple fatalities and injuries associated with the Takata airbags. Making it extremely important for you to make sure your car is not equipped with the defective airbags.
Official information regarding this recall can be found online at http://www.safercar.gov/rs/takata/index.html. On this webpage you will be able to find a list of recalled makes and models, recent news regarding the recall, and find a service that will quickly check your vehicles VIN to make sure that your car is safe to drive.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective product and are wondering what rights you have regarding that matter, call Colombo law at (888) 860-1414. Our legal team will assist you in finding the answers to any questions you may have.