Takata airbag inflators have been recalled in almost 20 million vehicles worldwide. Originally limited mostly to Honda and Acura models, the recall has spread to numerous other manufacturers, such as Mercedes-Benz, VW, Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, and Mazda.
The issue is that airbag inflators can explode with too much force and spray metal shrapnel into the vehicle and passengers. People have been severely injured and even killed as the result of faulty airbags. Regulators have said that millions of Takata airbag inflators may need to be recalled unless the company can prove that the propellant used in the devices – ammonium nitrate – is safe.
If you or someone you know has been injured or worse by a Takata airbag, call us today. And to learn whether you drive an affected vehicle, search your VIN number on SaferCar.gov.