The recall of 34 Million Takata Airbags Delayed

An article in the New York Times recently reported that the Takata airbag recall may be delayed. Why? Because some are calling it “the most complex consumer safety recall in U.S. history.” Because the recall may take years to complete, the recall may leave the fate of everyday drivers unclear for some time to come.

Takata, a Japanese airbag supplier, defied and delayed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but recently agreed to recall an estimated 34 million vehicles across the country. This is more than twice the number of vehicles previously identified with defective 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.


If you or a loved has been injured because of a defective airbag in a car accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney. Contact 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.

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