Takata Airbag Malfunctions in Ford Mustangs and Legal Options
Late in 2014 multiple news reports broke the incredible story. So it turns out that airbags manufactured by the Japanese company Takata were defective after being installed in various older vehicle models.
Such errors could result in severe issues when the airbag becomes deployed. Hence, due to the sensitive nature of the equipment and the conditions in an accident, an airbag error could be fatal.
The Airbag Recalls
One of the vehicles involved in the announcement was the 2005-2007 Ford Mustang. So these vehicles have gotten recalled since the news broke. Ford is now offering free repairs for owners of model years 2005, 2006, and 2007 Mustangs.
So these airbags need to get changed out to prevent severe injury or even death. Consequently, failure to heed the recall could result in accidental deployment or an auto accident. Also, there are concerns malfunctioning airbags could launch shrapnel into vehicles occupants.
Not Just Fords Were Recalled?
Multiple other vehicle types became involved in the massive recall. Toyota alone recalled over a million vehicles off the road. The Wall Street Journal reported the Honda Accord as being one of the models with the Takata airbags.
Vehicles from General Motors, Chrysler, Mitsubishi, and Subaru were also affected by the issue. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration now offers a free online tool. Because of this tool, drivers can determine if their car has defective Takata airbags.
Need a Lawyer for Your Defective Takata Airbag Claims?
If someone was in a vehicular accident with injuries, you might get compensation. So if you got injured by flying debris or metal launched by the airbag, you could have your medical and other expenses paid. And this will get paid for by the Takata Corporation or your vehicle’s manufacturer. Noteworthy here is that these persons allowed unsafe equipment to get installed. So their cars and trucks are defective.
But you will need a skilled legal expert specialized in automobile injury and product liability. And Michael Ehline will be able to assist you in handling this situation. Ehline Law Firm has helped hundreds of families in similar circumstances.
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“Is Your Takata Airbag Under Recall?” – CBS News