Takata Airbag Recall Expanded…Again

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded its 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 online or by calling 612-436-5026 today. We serve victims of defective products living in Minnesota and throughout the nation.

How Many Cars Still Have Defective Takata Airbags?

St. Paul, MN Defective Product Lawyers | Takata AirbagsThe number of cars that are affected by the Takata Airbag Recall should be of concern to everyone on the roads. The defective airbags have been linked to at least six deaths and hundreds of injuries from shrapnel caused by ruptured inflators. Hundreds of vehicle models were manufactured with Takata airbags, and subsequently, millions of vehicles have been recalled.

Conflicting Estimates

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has made estimates as high as 34 million for vehicles affected by the Takata recall. That makes this the largest product recall in history, but it is also shaping up to be one of the most complex. Brands affected include:

  • Toyota
  • Honda
  • Nissan
  • Subaru
  • GM
  • BMW
  • Chrysler

A complete list of affected vehicles is not yet available, but new reports highlight the confusion surrounding the situation. Independent analysis done by Reuters places estimates closer to 16.2 million vehicles, leaving plenty of room for uncertainty.

While no one knows how many cars are still on the roads with these defective Takata airbags, the risks should not be underestimated. If you or a loved one has been injured due to any defective product, you need the help of an experienced defective product lawyer. Please call GoldenbergLaw at 612-436-5026 or contact us online for a free consultation today.