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Are Florida Car Owners Ignoring the Takata Recall?

Auto recalls can often feel burdensome and inconvenient. Some people don’t like making an appointment at dealerships, being without their car or they don’t want to deal with possible up sales on other repairs. However, recalls are issued due to problems with a product’s safety. This means that every time you ignore a recall, you are putting yourself and others…
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Takata Airbag Recalls Continue to Expand

An additional 3.3 million defective Takata airbag inflators are being recalled. Automakers affected by the recall include: Toyota, Honda, Ford, Tesla, Subaru, GM, Fiat Chrysler, Mazda, BMW, Mitsubishi, Jaguar Land Rover, Audi and Daimler Vans. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, an estimated 37 million vehicles with Takata airbags are under currently recall. Millions of other…
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How the Takata Airbag Recall Could Have Been Prevented

The Takata airbag recall has resulted in vehicle occupants suffering catastrophic injuries and death. However, could it have been completely avoided? A recent article in Fortune makes the case for how the Takata airbag recall could have been prevented. What Could Takata Have Done to Avoid Making Dangerous Airbags? We have blogged about the Takata recall on multiple occasions. During…
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Does My Vehicle Have an Unfixed Recall?

Millions of vehicles with unfixed recalls are being driven on roads across the country. These vehicles may contain dangerous product defects that are capable of causing serious injuries or deaths. For example, Takata airbag inflators can deploy with excessive force. In this case, the canisters that house the inflators can burst open and send shrapnel into vehicle occupants. This is…
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Honda Confirms 20th Takata Airbag Death

Officials with Honda Motor Company confirmed another death caused by an exploding Takata airbag inflator. Honda said the person died on July 10 during a crash in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The unidentified person, who was in a 2004 Honda Civic, is the 20th death worldwide caused by Takata’s defective airbag inflators. Officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)…
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Florida Car Crash Could Be the 13th US Death Caused by Defective Takata Airbags

A fatal auto accident involving a 34-year-old woman in Holiday, Florida could be the 13th death in the United States caused by defective Takata airbags. Investigators with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Honda claim the airbag inflator on the driver’s side of the 2002 Honda Accord ruptured. According to NHTSA, the ammonium nitrate propellant used in the…
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