Takata Airbag Recalls Continue

file000980994442The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently reported that the Takata recall has been expanded.

The most recent recall affects Nissan, Ford, and Mazda vehicles. Based on NHTSA-ordered testing, new at-risk inflators were discovered. None of these vehicles have experienced an airbag rupture during testing or while on the road. The inflators that were recently included in the recall involve inflators produced between 2005-2012 that used a drying agent. The ongoing Takata recall involves inflators that were product without using a drying agent.

In response to the NHTSA information, Nissan has recalled more than 515,000 2007-2011 Versa sedans and 2007-2012 Versa hatchbacks that were equipped with affected airbags. At this time, Ford and Mazda have filed petitions to ask for an exemption from the recall.

In June 2016, the twelfth U.S. death linked to a faulty Takata air bag inflator occurred. Eleven of these deaths have involved Honda vehicles. Honda and Acura vehicles with model years 2001-2003 show a greater risk of ruptures during air bag deployment.

All vehicle owners should check to see if their vehicle is affected by this recall, which has affected tens of millions of automobiles in the United States. If so, call a local dealership to schedule the free repair—it could save a life.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to an automobile defect such as a malfunctioning airbag, get the help you deserve today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims such as vehicle defects for over 40 years. John Schuerman is a compassionate advocate for injury victims and their families. He’ll fight for full compensation for injury victims’ claims. You can schedule a free consultation today by calling Schuerman Law at 1-800-274-0045.

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