A Japanese manufacturing company is blaming problems with a component in an airbag that is currently found in millions of cars across the world for a massive new recall. The recall includes almost 4 million vehicles worldwide and includes some of the most respected Japanese automakers including Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda.
Toyota, no stranger to vehicle defects, recently confirmed that the defect is in the airbag inflator in the airbag for the front passenger could cause abnormal deployment of the airbag in the event of an accident. This abnormal deployment could cause injuries to the passenger. The airbags were manufactured by Tokyo based- seat belt and airbag supplier Takata Corporation.
Investigators have confirmed at least 5 reports of airbag malfunctioning involving defective airbags in Toyota cars. At least 3 of those reports came from the United States, and two were reported in Japan. Several non-Japanese automakers may also be affected by this airbag-related defect, although Takata Corporation has been unwilling to provide any additional details about the non-Japanese automakers. It’s been confirmed that Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles, with about 580,000 of these being recalled in North America. The models included in the recall include the Lexus SC, Corolla, Tundra and Camry. These models were manufactured between November 2000 and March 2004.
Honda Motor Co. has announced a recall of 1.1 million vehicles of which about 680,000 cars are being recalled from North America. The models include the Honda Civic, Odyssey and the CR-V.
Nissan Motor Company has announced a recall of 480,000,000 vehicles across the world for the same problem. Many of these vehicles are being recalled from the American market, but the company has not confirmed how many vehicles are being recalled from the US. However, the company has confirmed that several models including the Maxima, Cube and X-Trail manufactured between August 2007 and 2004 are included in this recall.
The massive scale of this recall and the wide popularity of many of these models in the American market, make it imperative that consumers are made aware of this defect and recall as quickly as possible. Frequently the products that are designed to reduce injury will actually compound injury as a result of poor design or sloppy manufacturing. That is where your last line of defense comes into play and that may well be an experienced personal injury attorney like you will find at Guenard & Bozarth.
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