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Expanding Takata Airbag Recalls

expanding-takata-airbag-recallsWorldwide, more than 14 million Takata airbag defect recall announcements have been made. Of these, more than 7 million vehicles were sold in the United States in the last 18 months.

The Takata airbag defects involve a defective inflator that can cause airbags to fall apart and rupture thereby releasing metal shrapnel into the faces and bodies of drivers and passengers alike.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is leading the charge in recalling defective airbags.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident where the airbag caused damage, call 1-312-464-1234. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries.

Does My Car Have a Recalled Airbag?

It is incredibly important that you check to see if your car poses a danger. There are multiple resources that are available to consumers to conduct research.

  1. Check the NHTSA recall websites:
    1. www.safercar.gov
    2. http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Owners/vin-lookup-sites
  2. Sign-up for recall alerts:
    1. http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/subscriptions/
  3. Call the NHTSA Safety Hotline:
    1. 1-888-327-4236
  4. Check the website of your vehicles manufacturer:
    1. All auto manufacturers are required to provide recall information for the last 15 years on their websites.
  5. Read the recall notices:
    1. Recall notices with detail instructions are coming via United States Postal Service.

By remaining vigilant and closely adhering to recall information, consumers can ensure that they and their families remain safe in the midst of this massive recall announcement.

Avoid driving vehicles until recall repairs have been made. Make alternative travel arrangements because there is bound to be a delay in repairing the vehicles. Dealerships simply do not have enough replacement parts. And though the NHTSA has urged Takata to speed up production, supplies are still woefully inadequate.

Chicago Takata Recall Lawyers

Our Chicago Takata airbag injury attorneys are assisting injured drivers and passengers pursue Takata airbag injury lawsuits on an individual basis and on a class action lawsuit basis.

Depending on the types of injuries you have sustained and the nature of your specific accident, you may have multiple legal claims.

If you have been involved in an airbag accident, call 1-312-464-1234 or send us an email using our online contact form.