So far, as a result of a Takata airbag defect, at least five people have died, dozens of people have been injured and 11 automakers have had to recall almost 20 million vehicles, according to a report in The New York Times.
Recently, Chrysler was forced to recall an additional 3.3 million vehicles due to the Takata airbag defect.
The Takata airbags are being recalled due to faulty inflators, which can rupture and shoot metal shards throughout the vehicle if involved in an auto accident. The recall has only been issued for vehicles in areas with high humidity, because Takata says that moisture is what destabilizes the explosives that help inflate the airbags.
The additional models covered by Chrysler’s expanded recall were built from 2004 to 2007 and include:
- Dodge Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups
- Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cabs
- Dodge Charger
- Chrysler 300
In addition to the expanded Takata airbag recall, Chrysler recalled around 257,000 2004-2005 Dodge Ram pickups due to a loose nut that could cause their rear axles to fail.
What Can a Lawyer Do to Help Me?
Even if you do not plan to hire an attorney following an accident or injury, you should still talk to one. In many cases, an experienced personal injury lawyer will meet with you for free and can explain your rights and options in the wake of your accident or injury.
Colson Hicks Eidson – Injury Attorneys