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Takata Airbag Recalls Spread to Luxury Brands


Mercedes, BMW, Ferraris, and Tesla vehicles among 1.7 million recalled due to potentially deadly airbag Takata defect.

About the Takata Airbag Recall

Big corporations such as Subaru, Tesla, Volkswagen, BMW, and many other are recalling about 1.7 million vehicles to replace faulty airbag inflators. The inflators pose the risk of shooting shrapnel at drivers and passengers. 23 deaths have been attributed to the defective airbags.

About 10 million inflators are being recalled in the U.S. and as many as 70 million to be recalled by the end of next year. Takata used ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to inflate the airbags, but the chemical can deteriorate over time and cause a faulty product.

The recall has forced Takata Corp. to seek bankruptcy protection and sell assets to pay for the fixes.

Vehicles Included in the New Takata Airbag Recalls

The recall includes 826,144 Subaru vehicles, 288,779 Mercedes vehicles, 119,394 Volkswagen vehicles, 266,044 BMW vehicles, 68,763 Tesla vehicles, 11,176 Ferraris, and 159,689 Daimler Vans vehicles.

The models include:

  • Subaru Forester, Legacy, and Outback models from 2010 to 2017
  • Mercedes vehicles from model years 2010 to 2017
  • Volkswagen vehicles including Audi and Passat models 2015 to 2017
  • BMW models from 2000 to 2004, and 2007 to 2015
  • Daimler Vans from 2015 to 2017
  • Tesla Model S from 2014 to 2016
  • 11,176 Ferraris from 2014 to 2018

Contact an Experienced Airbag Recall 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 ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

 

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