According to The Detroit News, airbag manufacturer Takata plans to launch an ad campaign to raise awareness about its defective products.
The defective airbags have been linked to eight deaths and more than 100 injuries in America, as they can reportedly explode and spray metal shrapnel at vehicle occupants. As of last week, about 32 million vehicles had been recalled in the U.S. by 11 automakers, even though it is estimated that only about 2 million people had brought their cars in for repairs.
According to the News, Takata settled to the campaign through an agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The agency has said it is imperative that vehicle owners are aware they need to have defective airbags replaced.
As a part of the campaign, Takata is expected to launch the website AirbagRecall.com to help push owners to get vehicles repaired. Additionally, there will be a media effort featuring signs and print ads with all-block letters saying, “URGENT AIRBAG RECALL NOTICE: Does your airbag inflator need to be replaced?”
Takata also said that it was going to work with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to begin a direct mailing effort. The manufacturer also said that it was going to create a fund for victims of its faulty airbags, who have already begun to file injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
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If you have concerns that your vehicle may be involved in the Takata airbag recall, you can visit the NHTSA’s VIN database by clicking here. Takata should be held liable for releasing defective auto parts to the public. There are no excuses for people dying due to the company’s alleged negligence.
If you have been injured or your loved one has died in an accident involving a defective auto part, speak to our Nashville car crash attorney about your legal rights. You may be able to hold a manufacturer liable.
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