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Massive Airbag Recall – How to Secure Compensation for Injuries

Manufacturers and companies are responsible for ensuring the complete safety of the products of which their customers are buying and using. Failure to do so often results in injuries, recalls, and product liability cases.

It’s an unfortunate happening that a reported 139 consumers were injured by faulty airbags that could be installed in over 7.8 million cars in the United States right now.

In 1987, Takata, “one of the world’s leading suppliers of airbag systems”, expanded from Japan to the rest of the world to begin its quest in protecting people who occupy vehicles of all types. Since then, Takata has produced an astounding amount of airbags and is responsible for the creation of advanced technology and hardware tweaks and patents used in many airbags systems today.

In 2004, Takata had received a complaint that led to the vigorous and in-depth examination on the safety of their airbags. The test did in fact confirm major problems and defects with components in the airbags which could cause serious injuries, but instead of recall the massive amounts of vehicles on the roads that were already equipped with the airbags, they decided to discover a solution and enact it thereafter.

The workers destroyed testing results to protect themselves. In the event that a consumer was injured in the future as a result of the now-known-to-be-faulty airbags, the company would be able to claim that they were unaware of the problem.

Now, in 2014, the airbags that they refused 10 years ago are beginning to age and act as expected.

Airbags installed and a countless number of vehicular makes and models are exploding and causing serious injuries to consumers who are unaware of the impending malfunctions.

If you are an unfortunate victim and a Takata airbag has already exploded and injured you or a loved one, contact Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA immediately for a free consultation and case evaluation. You may be eligible for compensation under certain grounds.

In an effort to prevent any serious personal injuries from occurring, Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA encourages readers to view the list below and ensure that you car is not equipped with a faulty airbag that may explode in the near future.

List of affected vehicles: (as provided by the NHTSA)

BMW: 627,615 total number of potentially affected vehicles
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

Chrysler: 371,309 total number of potentially affected vehicles
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

Ford: 58,669 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2004 – Ranger
2005 – 2006 GT
2005 – 2007 Mustang

General Motors: undetermined total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2005 Pontiac Vibe
2005 – Saab 9-2X

Honda: 5,051,364 total number of potentially affected vehicles
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

Mazda: 64,872 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2007 Mazda6
2006 – 2007 MazdaSpeed6
2004 – 2008 Mazda RX-8
2004 – 2005 MPV
2004 – B-Series Truck

Mitsubishi: 11,985 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2004 – 2005 Lancer
2006 – 2007 Raider

Nissan: 694,626 total number of potentially affected vehicles
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

Subaru: 17,516 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2005 Baja
2003 – 2005 Legacy
2003 – 2005 Outback
2004 – 2005 Impreza

Toyota: 877,000 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2002 – 2005 Lexus SC
2002 – 2005 Toyota Corolla
2003 – 2005 Toyota Corolla Matrix
2002 – 2005 Toyota Sequoia
2003 – 2005 Toyota Tundra

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