July 11, 2023 | Washington, DC The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently confirmed another fatality linked to the Takata recall, specifically in a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. This tragic incident marks the first Takata air bag fatality involving an exploding passenger-side inflator. Additionally, it is the first case reported in the 2003
Volkswagen is recalling 37,558 Beetle and Beetle Convertible cars over an ongoing Takata airbag issue. The issue has resulted in close to 30 deaths and at least 400 injuries due to the tendency of these airbags to blow up when deployed. This is one of 187 recalls caused by exploding Takata airbags.
Volkswagen and Audi have agreed to pay out $42 million dollars in a class action settlement with current and former car owners whose vehicles were built with potentially deadly Takata airbags. Current and former owners are set to receive up to $500.
Volkswagen has recalled 62,812 Audi cars over a concern that the airbags may not properly deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of a serious injury or death. The issue is caused by faulty Takata inflators.
BMW has recalled 4,511 BMW 3 series cars equipped with faulty Takata airbag inflators that may cause the airbag malfunction during a crash. This may result in the driver-side airbag exploding during an accident, hurting the driver with metal shrapnel. It may also cause the airbag to become under-inflated, failing to protect the driver from injuries in an accident.
Ford and Mazda have kicked off a recall for 2.6 million cars that contain defective Takata airbag inflators. The inflators can rupture when the airbags are deployed, injuring or killing the car occupants with sharp metal fragments.
Ford is recalling over 150,000 cars that may have had Takata airbag inflators installed in them during collision repair. The inflators may explode during a crash and kill or injure the car occupants.
American car manufacturer General Motors is recalling close to 6 million SUVs and pickup trucks because of potentially lethal Takata airbags. The inflators on the airbags may explode, flinging deadly shrapnel into vehicle occupants.
American manufacturer Ford will be forced to recall close to 3 million vehicles manufactured on Mazda’s platform due to the use of faulty Takata airbags. The inflator in these airbags may explode when deployed, injuring or even killing the car occupants with metal shrapnel.
German car manufacturer Volkswagen is recalling over 100,000 cars over concerns that their Takata-made airbag inflators may explode in a crash. The metal fragments that make up the inflator can hit the car occupants, maiming or killing them.