Virginia Drivers Affected by Takata Air Bag Recall

Author: James Mick "Jamie" Kessel, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Lawyer

Image showing air bag test deployment. Automotive safety regulators announced that more than 80 million more Takata airbags may need to be recalled.[1] Takata airbag inflators have been the focus of a massive national product recall. More than ten automakers have released their models affected by the recall, including General Motors (GM), Honda, Fiat Chrysler, BMW, Ford, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Daimler Trucks, Mazda, Nissan, and Toyota.

The recalled vehicles are equipped with air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan that can inflate with too much force, rupture and spray shrapnel into the passenger compartment. Recently, a 17-year-old driver in Texas was killed when a Takata airbag deployed in an unrepaired recalled 2002 Honda Civic.[2] The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported ten people have been killed and more than 100 injured due to the problem.

What Should I Do if I Think I Own a Vehicle Affected By This Recall?

NHTSA has set up a free website for concerned vehicle owners to see if their vehicle is included in this recall. Using the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) found on your registration, visit http://www.safercar.gov/ and select “Search for recall by VIN.”

Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation

If you have ever owned one of the recalled vehicles or have been injured as a result of its air bag failure, contact the attorneys at Allen & Allen online or by calling 1-866-388-1307.

About The Author: Jamie Kessel is a personal injury attorney practicing with the law firm of Allen & Allen. He has been named one of the 2015 Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine. His practice is focused in the areas of car accidents, product liability, premises liability, and distracted driving accidents.


[1] http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/13/regulators-confirm-85m-takata-air-bag-inflators-in-us-cars.html

[2] http://time.com/4293935/takata-airbags-recall-85-million/

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