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Exploding Takata Air Bags: Injuries & Deaths Across The US

Takata Airbag Recall Lawyers In New York

If you or someone you love suffered severe injuries caused by an exploding airbag, Banville Law is ready to help you get justice for your injuries. You may have questions like: 

  • What do I do if my airbag is recalled? 
  • How do I know if my car is a part of the recall? 
  • Can I file a lawsuit against the Takata manufacturer?

Schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced New York Takata airbag recall attorneys today. Our legal team is ready to take your case and fight for the compensation you deserve. 

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Millions of dangerous cars are under a global recall over faulty airbags that can explode – even in minor collisions. Around 70 million vehicles, and nearly 20 separate auto companies, are affected. The company behind these defective airbags is Takata, a Japanese auto supplier and one of the four largest airbag manufacturers in the world.

Takata Air Bags: Millions Of Vehicles Recalled

Due to an unstable propellant chemical, Takata-made airbags can rupture upon deployment, sending shards of metal hurtling toward drivers and passengers. The defective airbags have already been linked to 14 fatalities and over 140 injuries, sparking a wave of airbag lawsuits against Takata and multiple vehicle companies.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began investigating the problem in 2014, after reports of airbag explosions in Florida and Puerto Rico. Once the reports had been confirmed and publicly linked to Takata, the NHTSA “received notification” that BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, and Toyota would all be recalling their affected vehicles. But investigative reports suggest that officials from Takata knew about, but actively concealed, the airbag’s risks since at least 2004.

In dozens of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, victims say that Takata lied to government regulators and the public, hiding evidence that its airbags were unreasonably dangerous for decades. The case against Takata is damning. In fact, the company has been quietly settling lawsuits involving faulty airbags for years.

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Recalled Vehicles: Exploding Takata Airbags

Nearly every major auto manufacturer has been affected by the Takata recall. Is your vehicle on the list?

Acura

  • 2003 Acura 3.2CL
  • 2002 – 2003 Acura 3.2TL
  • 2013 – 2016 Acura ILX
  • 2013 – 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid
  • 2003 – 2006 Acura MDX
  • 2007 – 2016 Acura RDX
  • 2005 – 2012 Acura RL
  • 2009 – 2011 Acura TSX
  • 2011 Acura TSX Sportswagon
  • 2009 – 2014 Acura TL
  • 2010 – 2013 Acura ZDX

Audi

  • 2005 – 2013 Audi A3
  • 2004 – 2008 Audi A4
  • 2006 – 2009 Audi A4 cabriolet
  • 2010 – 2011 Audi A5 cabriolet
  • 2005 – 2011 Audi A6
  • 2009 – 2012 Audi Q5

BMW

  • 2008 – 2013 BMW 1-series coupe and convertible
  • 2000 – 2011 BMW 3-series sedan
  • 2000 – 2012 BMW 3-series wagon
  • 2002 – 2013 BMW 3-series coupe and convertible
  • 2002 – 2003 BMW 5-series
  • 2008 – 2011 BMW M3 sedan
  • 2001 – 2013 BMW M3 coupe and convertible
  • 2002 – 2003 BMW M5
  • 2013 – 2015 BMW X1
  • 2007 – 2010 BMW X3
  • 2003 – 2004; 2007 – 2013 BMW X5
  • 2008 – 2014 BMW X6

Buick

  • 2015 Buick LaCrosse

Cadillac

  • 2007 – 2011 Cadillac Escalade
  • 2007 – 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 2007 – 2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT

Chevrolet

  • 2007 – 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche
  • 2007 – 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • 2007 – 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • 2007 – 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
  • 2007 – 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 2007 – 2011 Chevrolet Suburban

Chrysler

  • 2005 – 2012 Chrysler 300
  • 2005 – 2010 Chrysler 300C
  • 2006 – 2007 Chrysler Crossfire
  • 2007 – 2009 Chrysler Aspen
  • 2005 – 2010 Chrysler SRT8

Daimler

  • 2006 – 2009 Dodge Sprinter 2500
  • 2006 – 2009 Dodge Sprinter 3500
  • 2007 – 2014 Freightliner Sprinter 2500
  • 2007 – 2014 Freightliner Sprinter 3500

Dodge / Ram

  • 2003 – 2009 Dodge Ram 1500
  • 2003 – 2009 Dodge Ram 2500
  • 2003 – 2010 Dodge Ram 3500
  • 2008 – 2010 Dodge Ram 4500
  • 2008 – 2010 Dodge Ram 5500
  • 2006 – 2012 Dodge Charger
  • 2008 – 2012 Dodge Challenger
  • 2005 – 2008 Dodge Magnum
  • 2005 – 2011 Dodge Dakota
  • 2004 – 2009 Dodge Durango
  • 2008 – 2009 Dodge Sterling Bullet 4500
  • 2008 – 2009 Dodge Sterling Bullet 5500

Ferrari

  • 2009 – 2011 Ferrari California
  • 2010 – 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia

Ford

  • 2004 – 2011 Ford Ranger
  • 2005 – 2006 Ford GT
  • 2005 – 2014 Ford Mustang
  • 2006 – 2011 Ford Fusion
  • 2007 – 2010 Ford Edge

GMC

  • 2007 – 2011 GMC Sierra 1500
  • 2007 – 2011 GMC Sierra 2500
  • 2007 – 2011 GMC Sierra 3500
  • 2007 – 2011 GMC Yukon
  • 2007 – 2011 GMC Yukon XL

Honda

  • 2008 – 2011 Honda Accord
  • 2001 – 2007 Honda Accord 4-cylinder
  • 2001 – 2002 Honda Accord V6
  • 2010 – 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour
  • 2001 – 2011 Honda Civic
  • 2003 – 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid
  • 2002 – 2011 Honda CR-V
  • 2011 – 2015 Honda CR-Z
  • 2002 – 2004 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003 – 2011 Honda Element
  • 2003 – 2011 Honda Pilot
  • 2006 – 2010 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle
  • 2006 – 2014 Honda Ridgeline
  • 2007 – 2014 Honda Fit
  • 2010 – 2014 Honda FCX Clarity
  • 2010 – 2014 Honda Insight

Infiniti

  • 2001; 2003 – 2004 Infiniti I30
  • 2002 – 2004 Infiniti I35
  • 2002 – 2003 Infiniti QX4
  • 2003 – 2008 Infiniti FX35
  • 2003 – 2008 Infiniti FX45
  • 2006 – 2010 Infiniti M35
  • 2006 – 2010 Infiniti M45

Jaguar

  • 2009 – 2011 Jaguar XF

Jeep

  • 2007 – 2012 Jeep Wrangler

Land Rover

  • 2007 – 2011 Land Rover Range Rover

Lexus

  • 2007-2011 Lexus ES350
  • 2010-2011 Lexus GX460
  • 2006-2011 Lexus IS 250
  • 2010-2011 Lexus IS 250C
  • 2006-2011 Lexus IS 350
  • 2010-2011 Lexus IS 350C
  • 2008-2011 Lexus IS F
  • 2002-2010 Lexus SC

Lincoln

  • 2006 – 2011 Lincoln Zephyr
  • 2006 – 2011 Lincoln MKZ
  • 2007 – 2010 Lincoln MKX

Mazda

  • 2003 – 2011 Mazda 6
  • 2006 – 2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed 6
  • 2004 – 2011 Mazda RX-8
  • 2004 – 2006 Mazda MPV
  • 2004 – 2006 Mazda B-Series
  • 2007 – 2011 Mazda CX-7
  • 2007 – 2011 Mazda Cx-9

Mercedes-Benz

  • 2005 – 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-class
  • 2007 – 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-class
  • 2007 – 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • 2009 – 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-class
  • 2009 – 2011 Mercedes-Benz M-class
  • 2009 – 2012 Mercedes-Benz R-class
  • 2010 – 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-class
  • 2010 – 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-class
  • 2011 – 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG coupe and roadster

Mercury

  • 2006 – 2011 Mercury Milan

Mitsubishi

  • 2004 – 2007 Mitsubishi Lacer
  • 2004 – 2007 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
  • 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
  • 2006 – 2009 Mitsubishi Raider

Nissan

  • 2001 – 2003 Nissan Maxima
  • 2002 – 2006 Nissan Sentra
  • 2002 – 2004 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2007 – 2011 Nissan Versa

Pontiac

  • 2003 – 2007 Pontiac Vibe

Saab

  • 2005 – 2006 Saab 9-2x
  • 2006 – 2011 Saab 9-3
  • 2006 – 2009 Saab 9-5
  • 2008 – 2011 Saab XB

Saturn

  • 2008 – 2009 Saturn Astra

Scion

  • 2008 – 2011 Scion XB

Subaru

  • 2003 – 2006 Subaru Baja
  • 2009 – 2011 Subaru Forester
  • 2004; 2006 – 2011 Subaru Impreza
  • 2003 – 2011 Subaru Legacy
  • 2003 – 2011 Subaru Outback
  • 2006 – 2011 Subaru Tribeca

Toyota

  • 2010 – 2011 Toyota 4Runner
  • 2003 – 2011 Toyota Corolla
  • 2003 – 2008 Toyota Corolla Matrix
  • 2009 – 2011 Toyota Matrix
  • 2004 – 2005 Toyota Rav4
  • 2011 Toyota Sienna
  • 2002 – 2007 Toyota Sequoia
  • 2003 – 2006 Toyota Tundra
  • 2006 – 2011 Toyota Yaris

Volkswagen

  • 2009 – 2014 Volkswagen CC
  • 2012 – 2014 Volkswagen Eos
  • 2010 – 2014 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2010 – 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
  • 2006-2010; 2012 – 2014 Volkswagen Passat

You can use the NHTSA’s SaferCar.gov website to search for your vehicle’s identification number (VIN), learn whether it’s part of the recall, and instructions on going forward.

No Compensation Fund For Takata Airbag Victims

In 2014, General Motors recalled 2.6 million vehicles due to a faulty ignition switch that caused cars to unexpectedly stop, at times right on the highway. The defect also turned off the vehicles’ airbags, exacerbating the effects of any crashes it caused. The defect threatened millions of lives, but drivers were left using malfunctioning cars long after GM executives became aware of the problem.

Thousands were injured due to faulty manufacturing and corporate fraud. But in the wake of multiple severe accidents, General Motors stepped up to help the drivers and passengers who were hurt. The company established a victims’ compensation fund, worth $595 million, to cover medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Nearly 400 personal injury and wrongful death claims have been compensated through GM’s fund to date.

A similar scheme has been suggested to compensate the victims of Takata airbags, but the company has rejected the idea. In June 2016, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal called on Takata executives to set up a fund and begin compensating victims immediately. Takata, however, has no plans of doing so in the foreseeable future. In a letter reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, the company said that “a national compensation fund is not currently required.” Senator Blumenthal is “astonished and deeply disappointed.”

Takata Airbag Injury & Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Were you or a loved one injured by an exploding Takata airbag? Contact the New York personal injury lawyers at Banville Law today. Our experienced product liability attorneys can review your case, offering compassionate guidance, in a free consultation. We always work on a contingency-fee-basis: if we don’t win, you don’t pay.

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