The Detroit Free Press recently reported that 10 automakers (Ford, Chrysler, GM, BMW, Honda, Nissan, Subarua, Toyota, Mazda, and Mitsubishi) met in the Detroit area to discuss the Takata air bag failures in their cars. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss potential solutions to the problem. In a joint statement, the companies said, “Our mutual goal is to ensure that an independent, well-qualified expert is quickly selected in order to further investigate the technical issues involved with the Takata Airbags.” The defective airbags have been the subject of litigation because of injuries from motor vehicle accidents that would not have occurred (or would not have been as bad) because of the defective airbags. Lawyers refer to the area of law involving defective products as products liability. Our office has blogged the on the issue of Takata airbags as it relates to Honda vehicles here.
If you are unsure whether your car is included in the Takata air bag recall, use the NHTSA’s new VIN look up webpage to see whether your vehicle may be subject to this or any other recall.
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If you or a loved has been injured because of a defective airbag in a car accident, ontact the Law Office of Ben Crittenden at 907-771-9002 for a free consultation. You can also visit our personal injury page, car accident page, and our Blog for more information.