Defective Airbag Lawyers Who Will Fight for You
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a consumer safety advisory about an expanded “do not drive warning” from Ford and Mazda about certain models impacted by the Takata airbag recall. According to the NHTSA, additional MY 2006 Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series trucks with defective Takata airbags are now on the “do not drive warning” list. These particular trucks have defective Takata airbags that pose an immediate risk to safety. If you have one of these vehicles, do not drive it. Contact Ford and Mazda immediately to schedule a free repair. Ford and Mazda have replacement airbags available now and will tow vehicles to a local dealership for a free repair. They will also provide free loaner cars.
Getting the Message Out About Defective Air Bags
Officials with the NHTSA are calling on media outlets and safety advocates to help get the message out about the defective and dangerous airbags. Although automakers send out postcards and letters about recall information, they don’t always get to the current owner of the car. It can take weeks, months and even years in some cases to get critical information to car owners, so it’s important to heavily publicize any recalls involving potentially deadly defective parts.
Exploding Takata Air Bags
Defective Takata airbag inflators are part of one of the most complicated and lengthy recalls of all time. At this time, 19 automakers have been involved, and problems go back more than a decade. There have been 15 deaths associated with exploding Takata airbags. An estimated 37 million-plus vehicles are impacted by this recall. Although there was initially an attempt at a cover-up, the primary goal right now is to get these defective airbag inflators off of the road.
Is Your Vehicle Under Recall?
Don’t wait for a postcard to come in the mail. The NHTSA recommends checking your car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) at least twice per year. You can usually find the VIN on your car’s registration card or on the lower left corner of your car’s windshield. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one due to a defective auto part in San Diego or anywhere along the Central Coast, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.