In January, Toyota and Honda recalled more than 1 million additional vehicles in the U.S. after Takata revealed that another 3.3 million inflators are defective. This comes as a continuation of the largest series of automotive recalls in U.S. history. Nearly two dozen brands of cars are affected.
The first death from a Takata airbag was reported in 2009 when Oklahoma teen Ashley Parham died after her 2001 Honda Accord airbag exploded and shot metal fragments into her neck. In total, 20 people have died worldwide and more than 280 have been hurt.
The most unsettling news is that millions of cars with potentially deadly airbags are still on the road. It is estimated that around 70 million airbags have been recalled in the United States.
The following kinds of vehicles have been recalled:
Acura (Honda),Audi (VW), BMW, Cadillac (GM), Chevrolet (GM), Chrysler, Daimler Trucks North America (Sterling Bullet), Daimler Vans USA LLC (Sprinter), Dodge/Ram (Chrysler), Ferrari, Fisker (Karma), Ford, GMC (GM), Honda, Infiniti (Nissan), Jaguar, Jeep (Chrysler), Land Rover (Jaguar Land Rover), Lexus(Toyota),Lincoln (Ford), Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury (Ford), Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac (GM), Saab (GM), Saturn (GM), Scion (Toyota), Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen
To find out if your vehicle is part of this recall or any other, go to https://www.safercar.gov and enter your vehicle identification number.
If you have been injured by a defective airbag, call Friedman and Martin today at 912-232-8500.