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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:

Brand Model Year
ACURA Acura MDX 2003 – 2006
ACURA Acura TL/CL 2002 – 2003
ACURA Acura RL 2005
BMW 3 Series Sedan 2000 – 2005
BMW 3 Series Coupe 2000 – 2006
BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon 2000 – 2005
BMW 3 Series Convertible 2000 – 2006
BMW M3 Coupe 2001 – 2006
BMW M3 Convertible 2001 – 2006
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300 2004 – 2008
CHRYSLER Chrysler Aspen 2004 – 2008
DODGE Dodge Ram 1500 2003 – 2008
DODGE Dodge Ram 2500 2004 – 2008
DODGE Dodge Ram 3500 2004 – 2008
DODGE Dodge Ram 4500 2006 – 2008
DODGE Dodge Ram 5500 2008
DODGE Dodge Charger 2004-2007
DODGE Dodge Durango 2004 – 2008
DODGE Dodge Dakota 2004 – 2008
DODGE Dodge Magnum 2004 – 2007
FORD Ranger 2004 – 2005
FORD GT 2005 – 2006
FORD Mustang 2005 – 2007
GENERAL MOTORS Pontiac Vibe 2003 – 2007
GENERAL MOTORS Saab 9-2X 2005
HONDA Honda Accord 2001 – 2007
HONDA Honda Civic 2001 – 2005
HONDA Honda CR-V 2002 – 2006
HONDA Honda Element 2003 – 2011
HONDA Honda Odyssey 2002 – 2004
HONDA Honda Pilot 2003 – 2008
HONDA Honda Ridgeline 2006
INFINITI Infiniti I30/I35 2001 – 2004
INFINITI Infiniti QX4 2002 – 2003
INFINITI Infiniti FX35/FX45 2003 – 2005
INFINITI Infiniti M35, M45 2006
MAZDA Mazda6 2003 – 2008
MAZDA MazdaSpeed6 2006 – 2007
MAZDA Mazda RX-8 2004 – 2008
MAZDA MPV 2004 – 2005
MAZDA B-Series Truck 2004 – 2005
MITSUBISHI Lancer 2004 – 2005
MITSUBISHI Raider 2004 – 2007
NISSAN Nissan Maxima 2001 – 2003
NISSAN Nissan Pathfinder 2001 – 2004
NISSAN Nissan Sentra 2002 – 2006
SUBARU Baja 2003 – 2005
SUBARU Legacy 2003 – 2005
SUBARU Outback 2003 – 2005
SUBARU Impreza 2004 – 2005
TOYOTA Lexus SC 2002 – 2007
TOYOTA Toyota Corolla 2002 – 2007
TOYOTA Toyota Corolla Matrix 2003 – 2007
TOYOTA Toyota Sequoia 2002 – 2007
TOYOTA Toyota RAV4 2004 – 2005
TOYOTA Toyota Tundra 2003 – 2006

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