A company called Takata recalled 400,000 airbags that are still on Houston roads. We recommend every driver use the link SafeAirbags.com to search make/model vehicle for recalls.
What happens is a part inside of the faulty airbag has a possibility of exploding when deloyed which can possibly shoot sharp metal fragments at the driver and passenger. The airbags are in 19 different brands of vehicles including Chrysler, Ford, BMW, Mercedes, Honda, Land Rover, and Toyota.
If your airbag is recalled, contact your local dealership for a free repair. Many dealerships can send a technician to your home or even offer “no touch” concierge service where they will pick up and drop off your car without any face-to-face interaction.
Dealerships here in Texas generally have the parts available and the repair can take as little as one hour.
NHTSA Takata Airbags Accident Recall
Tens of millions of vehicles with Takata air bags are under recall. Long-term exposure to high heat and humidity can cause these air bags to explode when deployed. Such explosions have caused injuries and deaths.
NHTSA urges vehicle owners to take a few simple steps to protect themselves and others from this very serious threat to safety.
Is My Vehicle included in the Recall?
Certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura (containing “Alpha” air bags), 2006 Ford Ranger, and Mazda B-Series vehicles are at a far higher risk for an air bag explosion that could injure or kill vehicle occupants. These vehicles can and should be repaired immediately. Do not drive these vehicles with Takata air bags unless you are going straight to a dealer to have them repaired immediately.
NHTSA also recommends that you use the VIN Look-up Tool at least twice a year to see if your vehicle is under any safety recall. Please note that vehicles that have not yet been recalled, but are scheduled to be recalled in the future under NHTSA’s Consent Order with Takata, will not be searchable until they are actually recalled – this is an example of why it is so important to check for recalls twice each year.
Have you been injured in Car Accident?
Takata airbags that have been recalled can cause more harm than good. If you have a vehicle that is on the recall list or you have been injured by one of these airbags, please give our law office a call. We can answer any questions you may have regarding the crash. Our car accident attorneys have over 30 years experience practicing law in Houston, Tx.
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