The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded it's recall of vehicles of Takata airbags once again – this time to include Ferrari’s entire 2016-2017 lineup, along with 2012 model year Lexus LFAs, 2017 model year Audi R8s, and all 2016-2017 McLaren 570Ss. According to auto week, Takata airbags were placed in these vehicles after the initial recall from the NHTSA due to a reported lack of supply – forcing the companies to “either stop making cars altogether or plan for a future recall, like this one.”
Defective Takata airbags are linked to 11 deaths and over 180 injuries, most caused by a release of shrapnel upon airbag deployment. Despite this danger, the New York Daily News reports that airbags have been replaced in only 8 million vehicles to date. You can learn if your car or truck is included in this recall – which now includes over 42 million vehicles in the U.S. alone – by visiting the VIN lookup page at SafeCar.Gov. If your vehicle is on the list, it is vital that you take it to your local dealership for free repairs. Failure to do so may result in serious or fatal injury.
Recall notices have been sent out by all auto manufacturers impacted by defective Takata airbags. However, recall notices often fail to reach their intended recipient. Regardless of whether or not you have received a recall notice, if you or a loved one sustains injury from a defective vehicle, you are entitled to hold the responsible party accountable and seek compensation for all of your damages. Our Minneapolis defective airbag lawyers are here to take your case and fight for your rights, and to help you secure the full compensation your injuries demand.
To schedule a free consultation at our personal injury office, please contact GoldenbergLaw today. We serve victims of defective products living in Minnesota and throughout the nation.