As a Detroit car crash attorney, I know that every safety measure taken may make a huge difference should you be in an accident. Safety while operating your vehicle is of the utmost importance to most drivers and frequently the top deciding factor when purchasing a new car, so recalls like the one issued in the past month can definitely rattle drivers.
Detroit Car Crash Attorney Looks At Airbag Recall
Approximately 7.8 million vehicles manufactured by 10 different automakers were recalled this fall for defective air bags. According to reports, Takata Corporation manufactured and supplied airbags for Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Chrysler and Toyota. In several cases, air bags deployed and the inflator did not function properly and ruptured. Four people have died and more than 100 have suffered injuries from this defect. In at least one instance, metal penetrated a driver’s face and neck.
According to an article in Time magazine, the company is currently producing about 300,000 airbag replacements monthly and may be able to increase to 450,000 airbags a month. However, even at the higher level, it will take 2-3 years to recall and replace all affected airbags.
This problem seems to be most apparent in climates with high humidity and there seems to be a concentrated effort to replace those recalled air bags first. Anyone who thinks their vehicle is affected will want to contact their dealer and find out when you may be able to have your vehicle repaired.
If you or your loved one has suffered serious injury due to any defective airbag or other vehicle-related problem, it is important to speak with a Detroit car crash attorney. Call today for your free, initial consultation.