In what quickly ballooned into the largest auto recall in U.S. history, the faulty Takata airbag recall has expanded once more. Popular car manufacturer Honda is recalling 2.23 million vehicles that contain faulty airbags made by the Japanese airbag manufacturer.
The defect, which is now responsible for a massive recall that encompasses vehicles produced by more than 10 manufacturers in the United States, causes deployed airbags to over-inflate and expel shrapnel, seriously injuring passengers.
Honda has been the most affected by the defect, being forced to recall a total of 8.51 million vehicles, including some from Acura, their luxury line of cars.
The most recent round of recalls will also include Honda’s popular Accord sedan model, which has been found to contain an issue with the control units of some airbags that keeps the supplement restraint system from deploying in the impact of a crash. The expanded recall includes vehicles with defective driver side airbags in:
- 2007-2001 Honda CRV crossover
- 2009-2014 Honda Fit
- 2011-2015 Honda CR-Z Coupe
- 2010-2014 Honda Insight hybrid
- 2010-2014 HondaFCX Clarity hydrogen feul-cell
- 2005-2012 Acura RL
- 2007-2016 Acura RDX
- 2009-2014 Acura TL
- 2010-2013 Acura ZDX
- 2013-2016 Acura ILX
Currently, there are at least ten deaths linked to the faulty Takata airbags. Although, an official cause has yet to be determined, experts in the field blame Takata’s use of ammonium nitrate, an instable chemical that can break down and become explosive if exposed to moisture for a prolonged period of time.
If you have been injured by a defective Takata airbag, the Chicago class action lawyers at GWC Injury Lawyers have the experience to help you. If you have questions about your legal rights and would like to discuss your claim with a knowledgeable professional, contact us today for your free case evaluation.