Why are Takata airbags being recalled?
The airbags have been recalled due to a defect in the inflator and propellant devices that may cause improper deployment during a crash and shoot metal fragments into the passenger compartment of the vehicle causing serious bodily injury and even killing occupants.
How can I find out if my car is affected by the recall?
You may visit safercar.gov and look up your car to see if it has been recalled. You will need your VIN in order to do so.
How important is it that I respond to the recall?
All recalls concern your safety and should be taken seriously. Therefore, it is recommended that you schedule to have your car serviced as soon as possible when a recall takes effect.
Has any legal action been taken in regards to the airbags?
There were already dozens of lawsuits against Takata Corp. and several car manufactures involving these defective airbags. More than 70 proposed class actions were filed within months in late 2014 and early 2015 regarding the defective airbags according to Reuters. The lawsuits allege that Takata and automakers knew about the problems with the airbags but failed to recall the cars or warn customers and failed to inform safety regulators.
How do I know if I have a viable case in a Takata airbag lawsuit?
If you sustain physical injuries as a result of a defective airbag on one of the recalled vehicles you may be entitled to recovery for those injuries.
What should I do if I want to pursue legal action?
If you have been adversely affected by a defective airbag contact McDivitt Law Firm at 877-846-4878 or click here for a free and confidential case evaluation.