May 24, 2017
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2014 was a grim year as the Takata airbag recalls expanded exponentially to include other automakers such as Toyota, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Acura, BMW and FCA.
Consumers became increasingly alarmed to discover they were driving cars with airbags that may kill them rather than protect them in an accident. By 2014, an increasing number of deaths and serious injuries were being reported as a result of metal shards exploding out of the airbag when activated.
Many of those shards ended up embedded in victims, cutting their carotid artery, slicing their necks, mutilating their faces, lacerating their scalps and blinding others. It was a global nightmare, the likes of which no one had ever seen before.
By 2014, Takata indicated they were conducting internal testing and the results were revealing a very high failure rate. How this situation was kept hidden for so long was baffling. A report in The New York Times in 2004 alleged Takata knew then about the defective airbags, but did nothing. Takata said they did not become aware of the issue until 2008.
Further Deaths and Injuries Reported Despite Recalls
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Fiat Chrysler Takata Airbag Recalls Affected 5.22 Million Vehicles Globally
When Chrysler first started to respond to the recall, they were working with recalls for defective driver-side airbags. That recall involved approximately 1.4 million and was gradually expanded to cover 4.07 million vehicles to include various other vehicles such as the Sterling Bullet and Ram pickup trucks that were not in the prior recall. FCA also recalled approximately 437,947 2003 Ram pickups for defective passenger-side airbags.
FCA also announced in December of 2104 it would replace driver’s side air-bag inflators in an estimated 3.3 million older-model vehicles worldwide. These recalls were done despite the fact that no Takata inflators were identified as being defective in that round of recalls. Chrysler also noted that outside of high-humidity Florida, no FCA vehicle has been associated with Takata airbag failures.
FCA 2004-2007 Model Lines Affected in Takata Airbag Recall
Defective Takata Airbag — Accident Compensation
Were you involved in an accident where Takata defective airbags were cited as the cause? You may seek compensation from the airbag maker, Takata.
If you are injured, your medical, property damage and other bills are likely to be financially devastating.
If you choose to file a defective product/product liability lawsuit, you may wish to recover some of the following expenses:
Talk to an experienced product liability attorney to help clarify your legal rights and options if a defective Takata airbag caused your injuries. The team at Chalik & Chalik assists you by:
Call Chalik & Chalik at 855-971-1662 to set up a free consultation. We review all case details and explain what your legal options are to seek compensation for damages.
To prove liability, it is important to have industry experts who will testify that the airbag is defective. If you suffered an injury in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by a defective airbag, call us. We will perform an investigation and recover financial compensation to help you recover from your injury.
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