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What Should I Do If My Car Is Part of the Takata Airbag Recall?

Since the Takata airbag recall was first announced, it has been repeatedly expanded as more and more vehicles are revealed to contain the dangerous airbags. With the list of vehicles involved in the recall continuously expanding, many vehicle owners may be unaware that their car or truck has been included in the Takata airbag recall. How Can Vehicle Owners Find Out If Their Car or Truck Is Part of the Takata Airbag Recall? When vehicles are recalled, the automakers involved are supposed to alert owners of the models included in the recall. This can include sending vehicle owners notification letters, contacting them through email or calling them on the phone. In some extreme cases, automakers have even shown up at car owners homes to alert them and repair the issue. Vehicle owners can also enter their car or truck’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) into an online tool on the National…
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Are There Takata Airbags In Motorcycles?

Over 10 deaths and thousands of injuries have been linked to defective Takata airbag inflators, and now that the recall has been expanded to include over 65 million vehicles, it is far more likely that your car could have one of these devices in them. However, your car isn’t the only vehicle that could be affected by this recall. Are There Takata Airbags In Motorcycles? Honda is not only one of the largest auto manufacturers in the world, it is also one of the largest motorcycle manufacturers in the world. Such a large company is always on the edge of innovation, and so it’s not surprising that one of the manufacturer’s flagship motorcycles—the Honda Gold Wing—has innovations that no other bike on the market has. Unfortunately, this innovation has placed this motorcycle at the center of a controversy. It seems that many Honda Gold Wings manufactured from 2006-2010 have airbags…
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Mazdas That Go Boom Boom Instead Of Zoom Zoom

For nearly two years your personal injury attorneys here at Colson Hicks Eidson have been following the Takata Recall. And over those years we’ve seen this recall take many twists and turns, but the government has finally had enough. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ordered Takata to recall all of its ammonium nitrate powered inflators that do not contain a drying agent (known as a “desiccant”). And now, months later, this final expansion is finally getting underway. Mazdas That Go Boom Boom Instead Of Zoom Zoom It looks like Mazda is going to be one of the first automakers to begin recalling vehicles under this latest expansion. The automaker is recalling almost 4,000 B-Series pickup trucks. The recall includes pickups built from 2006-2009 that were sold all over the country. However, it’s anticipated that the recall will focus on southern states and territories first. This recall will focus…
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Is This The Final Expansion Of The Takata Recall?

Time is up! The government is tired of waiting on answers from Takata Corporation, and so the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has once again expanded the recall of the defective airbags that have left 11 people dead and have maimed hundreds more worldwide. Is This The Takata Recall’s Final Expansion? The government was originally giving Takata until 2019 the prove that inflators fitted with ammonium nitrate propellant could be safe in particular airbag inflator models, but time and scientific study has turned the tables. In the past few months it was scientifically confirmed that the propellant used in Takata’s airbag inflators becomes too volatile when exposed to heat and humidity, and then tragedy struck again. In Texas, a teenage girl died when the airbag in her Honda went off. Investigators linked her death to the unrecalled inflator in her car, and that may have been the straw that…
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Is the CEO of Takata On His Way Out?

The company is 83 years old, and it is one of the largest auto parts manufacturers in Japan. Takata Corp was started by Juichiro Takada, who built an incredible auto parts empire, and then died in 2011. His son—Shigehisa Takada—took over the business in 2013, but he hasn’t been able to live up to his father’s legacy. Is the CEO of Takata On His Way Out? The airbag recall responsible for the largest automotive recall ever—nearly 50 million vehicles could be affected—has brought this once proud parts manufacturer to its knees. The fate of the company could rest in the results expected from German investigation firm Fraunhofer, which was contracted to investigate the airbag inflator explosions. If the investigation pins responsibility on Takata, then the costs of fixing defective airbags could fall upon the Japanese manufacturer. So far auto manufacturers like Honda and Toyota have been paying for the recall…
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Takata Airbag Defect Found! Now, Can Officials Fix The Defective Inflators?

As federal officials dig deeper, they are finding even more concerning news about Takata Corp and its defective airbag inflators. Reports have been discovered that cast a shadow upon the company’s honesty, and the research group tasked with discovering the defect has finally pinpointed the problem. Takata Airbag Defect Found! Research group Orbital ATK has found out what was causing Takata airbag inflators to explode and pepper car occupants with shrapnel. The company was hired by a coalition of 10 automakers to find this reason, and Orbital ATK spent 20,000 hours testing the faulty car parts. So what did the technicians and scientists find? Three elements worked together to turn airbag inflators into deadly grenade-like explosives: high temperature and humidity cycles, Poor manufacturing, and a flaw in the ammonium nitrate propellant used to inflate the airbags. Scientists found that the inflator assembly does not seal out moisture or heat very…
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