Takata Still Uses Chemical Linked to Fatal Airbag Defect

By Grant Law Office on June 22, 2015 - Comments off

Atlanta Product LiabilityThe defective Takata airbags found in about 34 million autos in the United States are capable of blasting shrapnel into a car when deployed. This hazardous defect has already led to six deaths and more than 100 injuries. Despite months of testing, The Washington Post reports that Takata still does not know what makes their airbags explode when triggered.

Many believe that Takata is continuing to use a chemical that may contribute to the dangerous defect. Therefore, it is unclear if the temporary fixes being applied during the recall will actually address the underlying problem. This means that the recall and replacement of parts may still not alleviate the dangers to consumers.

This latest revelation is just one of the many hurdles that must be overcome during the recall process. Takata could still face heavy fines for how long the recall is taking and there simply aren’t enough replacement parts to fix the dangerous vehicles in a timely manner. It is likely that millions of vehicles will not receive repairs before the end of the year.

Even though Takata is still using ammonium nitrate, the propellant linked to the defect, it is still advisable to have your vehicle repaired. Since so many vehicles are involved in the recall, just about everyone should check with the NHTSA. Go to your vehicle and write down the vehicle identification number (VIN). Then, put that number into the VIN search tool on NHTSA’s official site.

If you are injured as a result of a defective Takata airbag, make sure you preserve your damaged vehicle for a complete inspection. You may be able to hold the manufacturer responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other related damages. An experienced Atlanta auto product liability attorney can provide you with more information about pursuing your legal rights.

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