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1.4 Million Takata Airbags Recalled Due to New Deadly Defect


The airbags made by the presently-bankrupt company Takata has been uncovered to have a new defect that has led to at least one death

The newly discovered defect is distinct from the previous error that caused the deaths of at least 24 people and several injuries worldwide. Similar to the first issue, the results are airbags capable of exploding, killing or injuring people.

Details of the BMW 3-Series Takata Airbags Recall

Recently, Takata has added about 1.4 million front airbags to recalls in the United States. According to BMW, owners of older 3-series cars should stop driving them. 

According to government documents, the airbag malfunction had killed an Australian driver while a driver in Cyprus and another Australian were injured. The cars that were manufactured at a Takara factory are faulty because they were produced before production improvements.

While BMW is currently in the process of sourcing a remedy for the issue of the faulty airbags, the company is readily available to replace the flawed inflators with new ones. BMW says the owners will receive a notification once the new parts are released. 

Details of the Recalled Takata Airbags

From the U.S. National Highway Safety Administration discussion with automakers, here is the derivable information about the Takata recalled airbags:

  • There are more than 116,000 BMW 3-Series cars (1999 to 2001 models) included in the recall.
  • Specific Toyota, Honda, Audi, and Mitsubishi vehicles are also being recalled. 
  • The Takata non-azide inflators do not utilise volatile ammonium nitrate in filling the airbags in a crash.
  • The faulty airbags have issues with inadequate seals.
  • Toyota and Honda are still having issues figuring out what models will have to be recalled. 
  • The only Mitsubishi model affected is the 1998 through 2000 Montero.
  • BMW recalls about 34,000 323i and 328i sedans from 1999-2000. 
  • About 100 million inflators are being recalled worldwide. 
  • Majority of the recalled inflators create small explosion by adding ammonium nitrate. 

Contact an Experienced Airbag Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective and dangerous Takata airbag, call Thomas J. Henry today. Our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends to evaluate your claim and provide you with a free legal consultation. Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

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