PennLive.com reports that around 1.7 million vehicles have been recalled due to the potential for the vehicles’ airbags to explode, releasing shrapnel and injuring passengers.
According to the report, there have been at least 23 deaths and hundreds of injuries due to the defective airbags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that more airbags are scheduled to be recalled by December 2019 as part of a massive series of automotive recalls.
According to the NHTSA, owners should stop driving the affected vehicles immediately and contact a dealer to have them repaired for free.
Recalled airbags were all manufactured by the Takata Corporation. Several types of airbags are being recalled.
The recall applies to vehicles made by Subaru, Tesla, Volkswagen, Ferrari, and Mercedes, among many others.
Owners can visit NHTSA.gov/recalls to find out if their vehicle has been recalled. In addition, the NHTSA recommends visiting NHTSA.gov/Alerts and signing up to be informed if your vehicle is affected by future recalls.
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.