Takata continues to settle with people who have their faulty airbag inflators, but there is one case where they may get off the hook. The used car and junkyard industries can hide unrecalled airbag inflators that can sneak their way into other cars. KETV Omaha explains more about the situation.
Vehicles that end up on the used market and in salvage yards may still have unrecalled airbag inflators. The US government takes a hands-off approach to these markets. But what this means is that an unrecalled airbag inflator could get taken out of a vehicle and placed into another one as part of an aftermarket repair or to resell. There are no laws against this practice.
If you need to get your airbag replaced after an accident, you should question your mechanic about the source of the inflator. 16 people have died so far from shrapnel wounds and many more have been injured by the faulty inflators. The trouble is that Takata was responsible for so many airbags in vehicles that it can be hard to determine whether or not you have a good one or a bad one.
Have you been injured in an airbag accident? Do you believe it was caused by a Takata airbag? You can get compensation. Contact John Foy & Associates today for a free consultation.