According to media reports, Toyota Motor Corp has recalled more than 600,000 vehicles in the U.S. as part of a global recall due to defective Takata airbags.
The airbags can allegedly rupture in the event of an accident and spray metal shrapnel onto occupants. We have blogged about the ongoing airbag recall previously. Remember, if you ever have concerns about your vehicle and a recall, you can visit the SaferCar.gov website to search for information based on its VIN number.
Worldwide, more than 36 million vehicles have been recalled due to airbag defects. The recently announced Toyota effort involves Corollas, Matrixes, Sequoias and Tundras, as well as some older model RAV4s.
In the recall notice, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that the airbags could rupture, injuring occupants—it said manufacturers are conducting multiple investigations to determine the “root cause” for the problems.
Working With an Attorney Following a Recalled Vehicle Injury Accident
Vehicle manufacturers are required to test parts extensively prior to placing them in vehicles to make sure they put out safe products. There are no excuses for defective auto parts to lead to fatal accidents and injury events.
As of March, more than 100 injuries and dozens of deaths were linked to the allegedly defective airbags. This has led to litigation, as victims and their family members have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers who produced the vehicles involved in accidents.
It is scary to think that there are millions of people potentially driving around with defective airbags in their vehicles in America. If you have been harmed by a defective auto part, you can reach our attorney by using the live chat option located at the top of this page.
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