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Defective Airbags

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Takata Airbags Recalled

1 in 7 vehicles on the road affected

In May 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued an order expanding the recall of defective airbags manufactured by order Japanese company Takata. This recall order included air bag inflators made without a desiccant (a drying agent).

In 2019, a second recall for dangerous Takata airbags was announced, involving around 37 million U.S. vehicles. 19 automakers, including Mercedes Benz, General Motors, Honda, and Acura, are recalling more than 100 million defective airbag inflators worldwide. This recall was for the replacement Takata inflators, which were used to repair defective airbags from the previous inflator recall, announced in 2014.

Takata uses ammonium nitrate in the air bag inflators. High temperatures and humidity cause this chemical to deteriorate and become unstable. This can lead to violent explosions of the metal canister housing the inflator, which hurls metal shrapnel inside the vehicle.

The replacement airbags being recalled are Takata model PSDI-50, manufactured at the company’s Monclova, Mexico factory. Because this model contained a chemical desiccant, they were believed to be safe. However, injuries are still being caused by replacement front airbag inflators.

Worldwide, at least 23 people have been killed and more than 300 have been injured due to airbag deployments in which the Takata inflators exploded.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a defective airbag deployment and have one of the effected vehicles, call us immediately for a free case evaluation.

Some of the make/models are below:

BrandModelYear
ACURAAcura MDX2003 – 2006
ACURAAcura TL/CL2002 – 2003
ACURAAcura RL2005
BMW3 Series Sedan2000 – 2005
BMW3 Series Coupe2000 – 2006
BMW3 Series Sports Wagon2000 – 2005
BMW3 Series Convertible2000 – 2006
BMWM3 Coupe2001 – 2006
BMWM3 Convertible2001 – 2006
CHRYSLERChrysler 3002004 – 2008
CHRYSLERChrysler Aspen2004 – 2008
DODGEDodge Ram 15002003 – 2008
DODGEDodge Ram 25002004 – 2008
DODGEDodge Ram 35002004 – 2008
DODGEDodge Ram 45002006 – 2008
DODGEDodge Ram 55002008
DODGEDodge Charger2004-2007
DODGEDodge Durango2004 – 2008
DODGEDodge Dakota2004 – 2008
DODGEDodge Magnum2004 – 2007
FORDRanger2004 – 2005
FORDGT2005 – 2006
FORDMustang2005 – 2007
GENERAL MOTORSPontiac Vibe2003 – 2007
GENERAL MOTORSSaab 9-2X2005
HONDAHonda Accord2001 – 2007
HONDAHonda Civic2001 – 2005
HONDAHonda CR-V2002 – 2006
HONDAHonda Element2003 – 2011
HONDAHonda Odyssey2002 – 2004
HONDAHonda Pilot2003 – 2008
HONDAHonda Ridgeline2006
INFINITIInfiniti I30/I352001 – 2004
INFINITIInfiniti QX42002 – 2003
INFINITIInfiniti FX35/FX452003 – 2005
INFINITIInfiniti M35, M452006
MAZDAMazda62003 – 2008
MAZDAMazdaSpeed62006 – 2007
MAZDAMazda RX-82004 – 2008
MAZDAMPV2004 – 2005
MAZDAB-Series Truck2004 – 2005
MITSUBISHILancer2004 – 2005
MITSUBISHIRaider2004 – 2007
NISSANNissan Maxima2001 – 2003
NISSANNissan Pathfinder2001 – 2004
NISSANNissan Sentra2002 – 2006
SUBARUBaja2003 – 2005
SUBARULegacy2003 – 2005
SUBARUOutback2003 – 2005
SUBARUImpreza2004 – 2005
TOYOTALexus SC2002 – 2007
TOYOTAToyota Corolla2002 – 2007
TOYOTAToyota Corolla Matrix2003 – 2007
TOYOTAToyota Sequoia2002 – 2007
TOYOTAToyota RAV42004 – 2005
TOYOTAToyota Tundra2003 – 2006

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