The Law Office of David Randolph Smith & Associates is reviewing cases for persons injured in recalled vehicles in light of the NHTSA’s airbag recall. According to an article published on Oct. 20 by The Washington Post, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recalled 4.7 million vehicles for an airbag defect that has already been linked to at least four deaths. In light of the news our firm is offering consultations for anyone who has suffered injuries or loss in accidents involving defective or recalled vehicles. On Oct. 20, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recalled some 4.7 million vehicles Monday for an airbag defect that has been linked to at least four deaths. “At least four people have died when inflator mechanisms ruptured on the air bags, spraying the passengers with metal fragments,” The Washington Post reports.
The airbags, which are made by Takata, have been used in certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles. According to NHTSA, the airbag recall affects nearly 12 million vehicles worldwide.* On Oct. 21 NHTSA issued a consumer advisory, urging owners of recalled to vehicles to “act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata vehicles.” NHSTA noted that vehicle owners in the following areas should be particularly quick to act on the recall: Florida, Puerto Rico, limited areas near the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Louisiana, as well as Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Virgin Islands and Hawaii.
“Responding to these recalls, whether old or new, is essential to personal safety and it will help aid our ongoing investigation into Takata airbags and what appears to be a problem related to extended exposure to consistently high humidity and temperatures,” said NHTSA Deputy Administrator David Friedman. “However, we’re leaving no stone unturned in our aggressive pursuit to track down the full geographic scope of this issue.” For a complete list of vehicles affected by the airbag recall, see the consumer advisory report. Consumers that are unsure whether their vehicles are included in the recall can contact their manufacturer. If you need legal advice from a Tennessee product liability attorney with the experience to handle defective Takata airbag cases, click here to contact us for a confidential case review.