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Fort Worth Takata Airbag Defect Attorneys

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Takata Corp., a major auto parts supplier, is the focus of a 7.8 million-vehicle recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) centering on faulty airbags that may violently rupture in a crash.

Four deaths and more than 100 injuries have already been linked to the defective airbags, and the NHTSA is warning consumers to take action immediately. The airbags have the potential to spray shards of metal and other debris on impact, which can maim, disfigure, or kill vehicle occupants.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a faulty Takata airbag, consult Stephens, Anderson & Cummings to see if you are eligible for compensation.

Call (877) 920-9009 today or fill out our "Free Case Evaluation" form for help.

Timeline Of Events

defective airbag injury lawyersAs more details come to light regarding the recall, reports reveal that Takata Corp. may have known more about the risks of its airbags than first believed.

In 2004, an airbag exploded in a Honda Accord during a crash and injured the driver and the New York Times reported that Takata called the incident an anomaly. In 2009, another incident involving an Accord killed a driver in a similar fashion. The driver reportedly had shrapnel in her neck and chest.

...more than 10 million vehicles have been recalled since 2008 for the problem...

At least three more ruptures were reported to Honda in 2007 according to regulatory filings and court records, but these incidents were settled confidentially with victims.

In 2008, Honda finally issued a recall for a small number of the vehicles that they believed were equipped with the defective airbags. Three years later, Honda confidentially submitted a death and injury tally to regulators.

In Nov. 2009, the NHTSA launched an investigation into Hondas airbag problems, but closed the inquiry six months later saying there was insufficient information to suggest the company failed to take timely action. The NHTSA has revived this inquiry and is now requiring Takata to submit documents and sworn testimony regarding these events. The deadline for Takata's response to the NHTSA's inquiry is Dec. 1.

Vehicles Affected By The Recall

The recalls initially were for vehicles in hot and humid regions of the country, but now it is clear that this is an issue of national concern more than 10 million vehicles have been recalled since 2008 for the problem.

The following vehicles are part of the official NHTSA recall:

  • 2000 2005 3 Series Sedan
  • 2000 2006 3 Series Coupe
  • 2000 2005 3 Series Sports Wagon
  • 2000 2006 3 Series Convertible
  • 2001 2006 M3 Coupe
  • 2001 2006 M3 Convertible
  • 2003 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
  • 2005 2008 Dodge Ram 2500
  • 2006 2008 Dodge Ram 3500
  • 2006 2008 Dodge Ram 4500
  • 2008 Dodge Ram 5500
  • 2005 2008 Dodge Durango
  • 2005 2008 Dodge Dakota
  • 2005 2008 Chrysler 300
  • 2007 2008 Chrysler Aspen
  • 2004 Ranger
  • 2005 2006 GT
  • 2005 2007 Mustang
  • 2003 2005 Pontiac Vibe
  • 2005 Saab 9-2X
  • 2001 2007 Honda Accord)
  • 2001 2002 Honda Accord
  • 2001 2005 Honda Civic
  • 2002 2006 Honda CR-V
  • 2003 2011 Honda Element
  • 2002 2004 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003 2007 Honda Pilot
  • 2006 Honda Ridgeline
  • 2003 2006 Acura MDX
  • 2002 2003 Acura TL/CL
  • 2005 Acura RL
  • 2003 2007 Mazda6
  • 2006 2007 MazdaSpeed6
  • 2004 2008 Mazda RX-8
  • 2004 2005 MPV
  • 2004 B-Series Truck
  • 2004 2005 Lancer
  • 2006 2007 Raider
  • 2001 2003 Nissan Maxima
  • 2001 2004 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2002 2004 Nissan Sentra
  • 2001 2004 Infiniti I30/I35
  • 2002 2003 Infiniti QX4
  • 2003 2005 Infiniti FX35/FX45
  • 2003 2005 Baja
  • 2003 2005 Legacy
  • 2003 2005 Outback
  • 2004 2005 Impreza
  • 2002 2005 Lexus SC
  • 2002 2005 Toyota Corolla
  • 2003 2005 Toyota Corolla Matrix
  • 2002 2005 Toyota Sequoia
  • 2003 2005 Toyota Tundra

Contact Our Defective Product Lawyers Today

Product Liability Attorney Seth Anderson

Were you or someone you love harmed by one of the millions of defective Takata airbags?

If so, you have the right to file a claim for compensation, and you could be awarded damages for what you experienced.

Stephens, Anderson & Cummings is ready to represent you, and our goal is to fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation available the victims of defective products.

Take the first step today - Call (877) 920-9009 or fill out our online form.