In May of this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued what looks to be the largest-ever recall of a consumer product. The NHTSA required Takata, the Japanese company found to have made faulty automobile air bags, to recall more than 34 million cars made by 10 different companies. With so many cars in the recall, odds are high that you’re driving a car that has been recalled.
Initially the recall was focused on cars housed in humid environments (especially the Gulf Coast, though it’s certainly humid in many parts of South Carolina), but it has since been expanded to include cars from around the country.
You can find a complete list of cars and models—which is admittedly confusing due to some cars having two airbags—on this helpful site. If your car is on the list, you must take it in immediately to have the air bag inflators replaced. Regular updates about the recalls and what you can do are listed on NHTSA’s Safer Car site.
In the meantime, if you’ve experienced any problems with an airbag, contact an attorney at Hodge & Langley Law Firm immediately. Product recalls require an attorney experienced in this type of litigation, and our firm has decades of experience with product liability and motor accident cases. You may stand to receive compensation for product or personal injury sustained by faulty airbags in cars that have been or should have been recalled, so contact an attorney today.