Personal Injury Lawsuit Filed Against Honda and Takata for Faulty Airbag

Florida Woman Sues for Personal Injury Against Honda and Takata for Faulty Airbag An elderly Florida resident has filed a lawsuit against Honda Motor Corp and Takata for faulty airbags that inflated too forcefully after a car accident, and left her paralyzed. Patricia Mincey, 76 years old, has filed a multimillion dollar personal injury lawsuit against both Honda and Takata, for using the faulty Takata airbags in Honda Civics. According to the lawsuit, on June 15th last year, Mincey ran a red light going 20 miles per hour in her Honda Civic, … [Read more...]

Honda Fined for Failed Vehicle Recalls and Personal Injuries

NHTSA Fines Honda Maximum Penalty for Failed Vehicle Recalls, Safety Information, and Causing Personal Injury The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has fined Honda Motor Corp’s US subsidiary $70 million, the maximum possible fine, for failed vehicle recalls, failing to report safety information or issue voluntary vehicle recalls over eleven years, which led to thousands of personal injuries and wrongful deaths for consumers. In November, Honda reportedly admitted to the NHTSA that it violated two sections of federal law, passed … [Read more...]

Honda to Expand Takata Airbag Recall

Honda Will Expand Takata Airbag Recall by 3.5 Million Cars Worldwide Last week, Honda announced that it is expanding its safety recall involving vehicles with Takata airbags as part of an investigation into the brand’s safety in the United States, a move that the federal government called for. Now, the company advises that it will expand its safety recall across the world. The Japanese automobile manufacturer has issued numerous safety recalls.  In the event of an accident, a defective Takata airbag can explode sending shrapnel flying towards … [Read more...]

Honda Agrees to Required Takata Airbag Safety Recall

Honda Agrees to US Regulators’ Required Safety Recall for Takata Airbag Dangers On Wednesday, December 3rd, Honda Motor Corp agreed to a request from federal US safety regulators to expand its safety recall of Takata airbags, especially driver’s side airbags, due to numerous reports of exploding airbags causing shrapnel injuries and deaths in Honda drivers. “Why are we doing this? Because our customers have concerns and we want to address them,” said Rick Schostek, an executive vice president at Honda North America, in testimony before a … [Read more...]

Takata Airbag Defect Leads to Senate Hearing

Investigative Senate Hearing Reviews Takata Airbag Defect A Senate hearing convened to investigate numerous vehicle recalls related to Takata airbag defect, which date back as far as 2008. On Thursday, November 20th, a senior executive with Takata testified that a Takata airbag defect leads to corrosion of an inflator mechanism that can cause the airbags to explode and embed shrapnel into the driver or passengers. At least five deaths worldwide, including three in the US, and dozens of personal injuries have been linked to the Takata airbag … [Read more...]

Federal Government Calls for Huge Takata Airbag Safety Recall

Federal Safety Regulators Demand Larger Safety Recall of Takata Airbags Across Auto Industry The federal government has called on the automobile industry to issue a much larger safety recall for dangerous Takata airbags, as reports of deaths and injuries due to the exploding airbags and shrapnel rise around the world. On Tuesday, November 18th, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – which has been criticized by Congressional lawmakers for failing to realize the extent of the safety problem – sent a nationwide safety recall … [Read more...]

Takata and Honda Sued for Faulty Airbag Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Takata and Honda After Accident Linked to Faulty Airbag On Monday, November 17th, Takata Corp and Honda Motor Corp, who have both issued numerous safety recalls and been the subject of intense scrutiny in recent months due to faulty airbags that will explode when a part corrodes, now face a wrongful death lawsuit from a family that linked a car accident to the airbags. Hien Tran died last month from complications on October 2nd, three days after her 2001 model year Honda Accord hit another car, and the … [Read more...]

Honda Expands Safety Recall for Takata Airbags

US Scrutiny Leads Honda to Expand Safety Recall for Takata Airbag Dangers After the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a federal safety recall for Takata airbags in all vehicles that might have them, Honda Motor Corp has announced its own expanded safety recall to prevent more personal injuries and wrongful deaths from exploding Takata airbags. On Thursday, November 6th, the Japanese automotive manufacturer announced that it would expand the safety recall involving Takata airbags by hundreds of thousands of … [Read more...]

Takata Airbags Face US Class Action Lawsuit

First Lawsuit in Class Action Against Takata Airbags Filed in Florida On Monday, October 27th, the first in what is sure to be a deluge of class action personal injury lawsuits was filed in Florida against Takata, after numerous safety recalls led to the discovery of the faulty, exploding airbags. The personal injury class action against the airbag manufacturer includes 21 plaintiffs across 10 states. Despite at least two years of vehicle recalls in the United States involving Takata airbags, the National Highway Traffic Safety … [Read more...]

Takata Airbag Recall Expands, NHTSA Faces Scrutiny

Takata Airbag Recall Expands to Over 7 Million Vehicles, Federal Safety Regulator Scrutinized Nearly every major automobile manufacturer with cars in the United States has used Takata airbags, which are now under one of the largest safety airbag recalls in US history. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued yet another safety airbag recall for the exploding Takata airbags, bringing the total of recalled vehicles up to 7.8 million. Automobile manufacturers have issued many of their own vehicle recalls after finding Takata … [Read more...]