The New York Times reported that the saga of Honda Motor’s national recall continued as it expanded to more than 104,000 cars across the country. Honda now estimates that as many as 14.3 million Honda and Acura vehicles globally are subject to recall because of the now infamous Takata airbags.
As this blog has noted extensively, the defective Takata airbags can cause severe injury by deploying violently with flying metal shards fly and have been involved in at least six deaths worldwide.
For the first time since the recall began, the 2008 Pilot has been placed on the list of unsafe vehicles. The carmaker noted it should have included the Pilot in last year’s recall.
Honda reacted slowly last year when the defects came to public attention, but pressure from federal regulators and the growing certainty of costly lawsuits forced an expansion of the recall late last year.
Honda and Takata have shown that pressure needs to be maintained in order to make sure that the companies take responsibility and do right by the victims that were affected. There is evidence Honda knew as early as 2004 that the airbags were dangerous but did not stop installing the risky devices on their vehicles.
Swift and powerful legal action will send both companies a strong message that they must start to value the safety of consumers.
If You Need a Takata Airbag Injury Lawyer
Multidistrict litigation involving victims in several states is now being pursued because of the serious injuries caused by Takata airbag defects. Colson Hicks Eidson has valuable experience in large product defect cases and could be of assistance if you or someone you know has been injured by a defective airbag.
Firm partner Curt Miner has received the honor of being named Lead Counsel for the Personal Injury Track in the Takata Airbag Products Liability Litigation. Curt has earned a sterling reputation while handling massive and complex multidistrict litigation cases against huge corporate defendants. Licensed to practice in both Florida and New York, he was selected for the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America for his versatile work in multiple disciplines of the law. He will fight tirelessly to bring justice to the victims of hazardous products and force indifferent manufacturers to change their unethical behavior.
To speak with Curt Miner or another lawyer concerning your situation, please call us at 305-476-7400 or fill out our online contact form.
Did You Know? The United States had over 50 million vehicles recalled in 2014, shattering the previous record of about 30 million in 2004.
Colson Hicks Eidson – Injury Attorneys