Takata Airbag Recall: New Safety Issue Threatens Millions of Vehicles

Attorney Stewart Eisenberg | 888-644-4288 | Free Consult

"This is a new issue, a new problem with the airbags—Takata again—and many of the same vehicles are involved."

For years Takata airbags have been the subject of recalls and personal injury claims. These claims were tied to an error with the chemicals used to initiate the reaction that inflated the bags, causing them to explode. But the problem with Takata airbags doesn’t end here; more recently, Takata airbags have been inflating either too quickly or too slowly, failing to provide adequate protection to passengers. A new Takata airbag recall seeks to address this, but is it too little, too late?

Stewart Eisenberg is a Philadelphia trial attorney with Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. He says you need to contact an attorney immediately if you suspect that a defective auto component played a role in a car crash.

To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-644-4288 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you never owe any out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Key Takeaways From Stewart Eisenberg:

Despite efforts by Takata to correct the issue of their airbags which were overheating and subsequently exploding causing injury to drivers in 2013, an equally dangerous issue with their new airbags has surfaced.

Takata has recently recalled these airbags, effectively recalling 10 million vehicles including many Hondas, BMWs, Toyotas, Isuzus, Audis, and Mitsubishis.

When an airbag deploys too quickly, passengers may be injured by too much pressure. When an airbag deploys too slowly, it cannot do the job it’s supposed to; protecting the people inside the vehicle. These are the risks that owners of these vehicles may be facing.

These airbags have been linked to many injuries and even deaths.

When these airbags fail to go off as designed or in some cases fail to go off at all, the injuries a person sustains can last for the rest of their life. Eisenberg uses the example of a woman’s case they recently represented, in which her airbag failed to deploy and as a result, she will be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of their life.
Obviously, the consequences of defective airbags can be devastating and far-reaching.

Takata is not the only airbag manufacturer whose products have been recalled and/or linked to injuries/death. Eisenberg urges drivers to be aware of the safety equipment in their car, like airbags, and to look into any potential risk associated with the particular model included in your vehicle.

Litigation against Takata is currently taking place in the form of individual lawsuits.

Takata went into bankruptcy in 2017 but has since then recovered. Eisenberg maintains that while Takata might have thought their problems were solved, with the issues created by their new airbags they are facing a whole slew of new legal complications to contend with. He does not predict these problems will resolve quickly.

Eisenberg and lawyers like him handle individual cases for people involved in car crashes where an airbag didn’t deploy as it should.

Aside from the emotional and medical distress people find themselves in after a wreck of this nature, finances are often a major concern. Medical bills, lost wages, and vehicle damages are just a few areas of loss for which you may be compensated. A lawyer who specializes in personal injury and product liability will know what questions to ask and what information to look for in order to establish and prove that the circumstances surrounding your situation could have been avoided with proper safety equipment.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a car crash as a result of a faulty airbag, contact an attorney.

If you think you or a loved one may have been hurt or even killed in a car crash as the result of a defective airbag from a car listed above, contact a lawyer right away. Most personal injury attorneys work on contingency, which means you don’t pay a thing unless your lawyer wins. If your lawyer is able to recover money for you or your loved one, they will be paid out of the winnings.

To learn more, contact Stewart Eisenberg directly by calling 888-644-4288 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you never owe any out-of-pocket attorney fees.

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