What Do I Need to Know About the Takata Airbag Product Defect?
How many of us honestly know who made the airbags in our cars? If you have been following the unfolding drama that has been the Takata airbag product defect recall since 2014, you probably know what company made your airbags.
However, for the general populace, these airbag dangers are breaking news. Many of us saw that Toyota announced it’s radical notification plan for their customers in January 2019. The legal team at Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys wants to ensure that you and your family are safe. So, here’s what you need to know and what you should do to avoid injury.
What’s the Problem with Takata Airbags?
Takata airbags will explode when deployed in the right conditions. This is an extreme and obvious threat to public and individual safety.
Conditions are not always favorable for the explosion to occur. However, if you live in a particularly hot and humid place and get into an accident that sets off your airbags, an explosion is likely to occur.
Also, some vehicles have a higher risk of explosion than others. These include some vehicles from Honda, Acura, Ford, and Mazda.
Does My Car Have Takata Airbags?
Good question. There are over 22,500,000 million confirmed dangerous airbags out there so far (Yes, that’s a lot of zeros!) Additionally, the number is expected to triple by the end of 2019. The best list of affected vehicles we could find is with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Check the list above to see if your vehicle is included. You can also use your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or call your local dealer. Also, if you drive a Toyota that is listed, you may have someone knock on your door to let you know your vehicle is at risk.
What Should I Do?
Thankfully, fixing your faulty airbags will not cost you a cent. So, money will not be an object to your safety. If you are injured from a deadly Takata airbag product defect, contact our product defect attorneys at Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys.
The Takata Airbag Product Defect
In addition to these explosive airbags, there are several ways an airbag can be defective. For instance, if you get an an accident and suffer an injury due to an airbag that fails to deploy, you may be entitled to compensation.
Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys handles product defect cases that deal with negligence, liability, and breach of warranty. You can call us any time at (504) 345-1111, or use our LiveChat feature online. Keep up to date on deadly product recalls, and keep your family safe.