According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, just a small fraction of the estimated 29 million defective Takata airbags have been completed.
The NHTSA indicated on March 11th that automakers had replaced more than 7.5 million defective Takata inflators, which have the potential to rupture and send metal and plastic shards into vehicle occupants and seriously injure or even kill them. So far, 11 deaths have been blamed and more than 100 others have alleged to have been seriously injured by Takata airbags in the U.S.
The federal agency has mandated that all auto manufacturers that have been affected by the Takata airbag recalls must have a sufficient supply of replacement parts on hand this year and must have completed most of the repairs on the estimated 29 million vehicles that have been affected by the end of 2017.
Millions of vehicles made by nearly every auto maker have been recalled because they were fitted with potentially dangerous Takata air bags. Investigators have found that the ammonium nitrate inflators in these air bags are potentially dangerous to occupants in vehicles with airbags that were involved in accidents. Some people have been seriously injured while others have sadly lost their lives because of the defect.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or tragically lost their life due to a malfunctioning airbag, call the law offices of John Foy and Associates today. John Foy is the airbag recall lawyer with the “Strong Arm” who will be there to fight on your side. Contact us today at (404) 400-4000 in order to schedule a free consultation and legal analysis.