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April 28, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Miami, FL: If you received an “owner notification letter” from your car dealership regarding a defective airbag and there was a problem getting a replacement inflator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says supply problems are over. But the Center for Auto Safety states that only a fraction of car owners have acted, with nearly 60 percent of inflators untouched. That statement, however, may not be completely accurate.Read [ Vehicle Owners with Defective Takata Airbags Urged to Get Replacement ]
February 13, 2018. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Cruz,CA: Takata, the Japanese maker of airbags that contained defective inflators, which caused injuries and more than a dozen deaths of drivers and passengers, has reached a settlement to pay tort claimants.Read [ Takata Reaches Settlement Deal with Injured Drivers ]
February 28, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: Takata Corporation has agreed to pay $1 billion to settle multi-district litigation alleging the airbag manufacturer was aware of the fatal defect with its airbags but sold them anyway. At least 11 deaths have been linked to the airbags, which can explode due to a design defect. According to the proposed settlement terms Takata will plead guilty to wire fraud. However, Plaintiffs have objected to the proposed deal on the grounds that it doesn’t address the culpability of TK Holdings Inc., Takata’s US, subsidiary, and that the Department of Justice had been misled in its investigation.Read [ Takata to Pay $1B for Airbag Scandal ]
January 13, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: Ford Motor Co is issuing a recall of about 816,000 vehicles following a previous recall due to defective Takata Airbags.Read [ Ford Increases Recall Over Defective Takata Airbags ]
October 3, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Orange County, FL: Another airbag lawsuit has been filed against Takata alleging a driver was injured when her airbag exploded. Meanwhile, in a separate incident, an airbag lawsuit has been filed against a dealership alleging that problems with a vehicle's airbags were caused by tampering—and that tampering caused the death of two vehicle occupants.Read [ Another Airbag Lawsuit Filed Against Takata ]
June 23, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Richmond, TX: The airbag injuries associated with allegedly defective Takata airbags have been horrific and read like a script from a horror movie: a woman, at first glance, appearing to have been shot in the neck before police determined shrapnel from an exploding airbag had sliced into her neck…Read [ Airbag Injuries Read Like a Bad Horror Movie ]
June 12, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Salt Lake City, UT: In what could be baffling to many people, a US Senate Committee has issued a report indicating that there are still vehicles being sold on the market with Takata airbags that are subject to a massive recall. As carmakers recall certain vehicles due to reportedly defective airbags, some cars are coming out with the recalled safety devices, potentially putting more consumers at risk of serious airbag injuries.Read [ Are More People at Risk for Airbag Injuries? ]
May 31, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: Another 12 million cars with Takata airbags have been recalled due to problems with their passenger-side airbags. Prior to the most recent recall, around 24 million vehicles had been recalled to fix issues with 28.8 million airbags, including both driver-side and passenger-side airbags. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 10 deaths and more than 100 injuries have been linked to faulty Takata airbag inflators.Read [ Millions More Takata Airbags Recalled ]
May 19, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Kapolei, HI: It took some time, as broad brand recognition often does. Be that as it may, the motoring public is beginning to recognize the brand “Takata” with growing awareness that approaches solid and long-serving brands such as Honda - however, without the association with quality that a brand like Honda usually conveys. In this case, Takata is becoming entrenched in the lexicon of Americans for the airbag injuries often associated with the troubled safety device.Read [ Hawaii Becomes First State to Sue Over Defective Airbags and Horrific Injuries ]
May 5, 2016. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC: Federal regulators have announced that an additional 35 million Takata airbags will be recalled across the US, bringing the total recall up to 63 million, more than doubling the largest automotive recall in US history. Similarly, in Canada, several million vehicles will also be recalled.Read [ Takata Airbag Recalls Increases by 35 Million Vehicles ]
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