Japanese air bag maker, Takata, is recalling an additional 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators. The latest recall covers frontal air bags in certain 2009, 2010 and 2013 vehicles made Honda, Toyota, Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Tesla.
The Takata air bag recall is the largest automotive recall in U.S. History.
What Is Wrong with Takata Air Bags?
When they deploy Takata airbags can hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers. The air bags use ammonium nitrate in its inflators to fill the air bags quickly, but when this chemical is exposed to high heat and humidity, it deteriorates causing the metal canister inside the bag to blow up and send shrapnel flying during a collision. Nineteen people, and thirteen in the United States have been killed by these faulty inflators. Another 180 people have been injured.
How Do I Know If My Vehicle Has a Takata Air Bag That Needs Repair?
You can search The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website for your vehicle model to determine whether your air bag needs replacing by clicking here: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recall-spotlight/takata-air-bags
If you or a loved one has been injured by a Takata air bag, you may have a potential claim for damages against the manufacturer. The Ammons Law Firm and its air bag defect lawyers have the legal resources and experience to assist you. Call (713) 526-1303.