In 2008, Honda issued the first recall for faulty airbags made by the Takata Corporation that, to date, have affected nearly 42 million vehicles made by several other top car manufacturers of the world, including Mazda, Toyota, and BMW. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations (NHTSA), approximately 63 million Takata airbags have been recalled thus far. That number has been steadily increasing, with a second round of air bags currently being recalled by Takata that contain non-azide driver inflators (NADI).
Now, after more than 10 years and approximately 17 U.S. fatalities alone, investigations have revealed that millions of vehicles could soon be affected by another major recall for seat belts made with webbing provided by Takata. Since Takata’s bankruptcy in 2017, Joyson Safety Systems has been analyzing over two decades of records relating to testing completed by the Japanese parts supplier and found that the webbing produced by Takata did not meet legal standards.
The exact details of the upcoming seatbelt recalls have yet to be released. However, you can visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website to view any open recalls on your vehicle and obtain additional information regarding the ongoing Takata recalls. In addition, you can sign up to receive email alerts when new recalls are issued.
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If you, or someone you know, has sustained injuries in a Las Vegas car accident involving a vehicle that was recently recalled due to faulty equipment like the Takata airbags, contact SJW Injury Attorneys. We will complete an investigation on your behalf to determine the cause of the accident, and whether a vehicle parts manufacturer should be held responsible. Call or stop by our office and speak with an experienced Las Vegas accident lawyer today.