We just recently wrote about the dangers of salvaged unrecalled airbags making their way into other vehicles. Now Honda has come forward to say that one of these may have been responsible injuries that happened last month in a crash.
In early March, a driver was injured by their airbag after a crash in Las Vegas according to News 18. Later inspection showed that the airbag inflator was a salvaged one, not an original part. Honda has been trying to find faulty airbag inflators in junkyards and buy them before they make their way into vehicles.
The driver suffered a punctured trachea from the exploding igniter after a rear-end crash. More than 16 deaths and 150 injures have been reported in the US due to the faulty igniters. Takata and other automakers have had to settle for billions of dollars to rectify the problem.
If you are getting an airbag replacement, you must ensure that your dealer or mechanic doesn’t source it from a recalled vehicle. Ask them to do their due diligence.
Have you been injured by airbag shrapnel from a faulty Takata airbag? This is a known manufacturing defect and you can get compensation if you’ve been injured or have had a loved one killed by them. We urge you to call John Foy & Associates today for a free consultation if you believe you’ve been injured by your airbag. Call today.