11 Million Dangerous, Defective Takata Airbags Are Still on U.S. Roadways
RICHMOND, VA – According to a nbc12.com news report, recall letters sent to owners of cars that have a potentially deadly airbag defect are largely ignored. The news report states that about 11 million motor vehicles manufactured between 2002 to 2015 still have a potentially fatal Takata airbag within the vehicle’s steering wheel or on the passenger side. The defect is very dangerous because when the defective airbag is deployed, the inflators can rupture and send metal fragments into the neck and face region of front-seat occupants.
The Takata airbag recall is the largest automotive recall in U.S. history and involving over 100 million inflators. The recall affects 19 automakers. So far, twenty-seven people have been killed by the defect, and 300 people have sustained serious injuries.
Older motor vehicles that are exposed to hot, humid conditions can be especially more hazardous or more likely to cause injury during deployment.
According to Patrick Juneau, the court-appointed Takata airbag recall settlement special administrator is imploring consumers to bring their recalled motor vehicle in to get their defective airbags replaced. He also stated that he knows these defective airbags are dangerous. To find out if your automobile is affected by the recall, visit safeairbags.com, where you can search by vehicle or search your motor vehicle’s identification number (VIN). A vehicle’s VIN is usually located inside the driver’s side door. The repairs are free.
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