Honda Issues Vehicle Recall Due to Takata Airbags

Honda’s Vehicle Recall Covers Thousands of Cars that Feature Takata Airbags

Takata airbagsHonda Motor Corp. has issued a vehicle recall covering 63,200 cars due to a defect in the driver’s side airbag, which is manufactured by Takata.

Takata’s airbags have led to numerous vehicle recalls recently, covering over 16 million cars worldwide. Honda’s models under the vehicle recall are CR-V, Civic, Brio and Amaze, model years 2012-2015, which are mostly sold in the Asian market. However, other vehicles in the recall are in Europe, Latin America, and Africa. Honda’s vehicle recall does not, so far, cover any cars in North America.

Takata’s driver’s side airbag, used in the Honda vehicles, has a part in the inflator assembly that is faulty, which means the airbag will not inflate properly. Honda discovered the problem with its airbags after General Motors issued a vehicle recall for 33,000 cars and trucks in June, primarily in North America.

That same month, Honda issued recalls for vehicles in North America with Takata Airbags, as did Mazda, Toyota, and Nissan.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has requested seven major automotive manufacturers to issue recalls due to Takata airbags, which can fail particularly in areas with high humidity such as Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Virgin Islands, so consumers should expect this latest Honda vehicle recall to expand.

Takata is one of the three largest producers of airbags in the world, which means that their airbags can be found in almost any manufacturer’s vehicles. According to regulators, the airbags can rupture and injure passengers, not only with an explosion of hot air, but with shrapnel from the exploding pieces.

Takata has dealt with more than 12 million cars under vehicle recall in the past 5 years, due to defective Takata airbags. The company has even been part of two wrongful death lawsuit settlements after exploding airbags killed two people in 2009 model year Hondas.

The Strom Law Firm Can Help with Personal Injury and Vehicle Recalls

If an airbag defect in your vehicle caused a car accident, you may not know immediately what recourse you have. Although the law is complicated, you do have legal recourse against the vehicle’s manufacturer. It is important for manufacturers to pay attention to the quality of their products and issue vehicle recall notices in a timely fashion – however, not all automobile manufacturers will do so, and consumers can be seriously injured or killed.

If you have experienced a problem with a defective product in your automobile, especially if a defective part has led to an auto accident or personal injury, and a proper vehicle recall notice has not been issued, you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm can help. We can help you with complicated auto insurance claims, and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve to help you with lost income and medical bills. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in South Carolina, Georgia, and New York. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case, so contact us today at (803) 252-4800.

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