Takata Announces Recall of 6.5 Million Additional Vehicles With Defective Airbags

May 13, 2015

Companies that manufacture auto parts are required by law to ensure the safety of their products. But a Japanese airbag manufacturer, Takata Corp., has come under fire in recent months for equipping millions of vehicles with faulty safety equipment.

The defective product lawyers at Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers explain that Takata announced they had discovered a problem with the airbags installed in certain makes and models of vehicles late last year. Officials stated the airbags could deploy with such force that debris could injure—or even kill—passengers in the vehicle. In response, the company recalled 22 million vehicles worldwide and was required to replace each faulty part.

According to WAFB 9 News, the company is now recalling an additional 6.5 million vehicles due to problems that can cause the airbags to deploy abnormally. A total of 35 different Toyota and Nissan models are affected by the recall, including the Corolla, RAV4, and Tundra pickups.

So what should you do if your vehicle is affected by a safety recall? Our Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers suggest having any recalled or faulty parts on your vehicle replaced as soon as possible. If you’ve been injured by faulty or unsafe car parts, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. We suggest speaking with a legal representative as soon as possible to help protect your legal rights.