Volkswagen Probe Initiated after Takata Airbag Incident

Volkswagen airbag recallA collision in June between a deer and Volkswagen SUV where a side airbag inflated too forcefully has once again raised concerns about the safety of Takata airbags.

Volkswagen is recalling 460,000 cars in North America because of possible issues with the driver-side front airbags in its Passat, Tiguan, Golf, Jetta, GTI, CC and EOS with model years from 2011 to 2014. Volkswagen is working with the NHTSA and Takata to investigate and understand the situation because they consider the safety and satisfaction of its consumers and passengers a top priority.

Approximately 41,400 of the vehicles being recalled are in Canada.

A federal investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is underway and Volkswagen must report information about the Volkswagen airbag rupture as well as any additional ruptures that have taken place in Volkswagen vehicles.

Takata is required to provide the NHTSA with a breakdown of all inflators and airbag modules made with ammonium nitrate propellant. Some experts believe that ammonium nitrate, when exposed to moisture, can combust in a violent manner. The use of this chemical by Takata has been controversial.

More than 33 million vehicles have been recalled in the United States for the companys airbag inflators. Approximately eight deaths worldwide have been attributed to Takata airbags, thousands more have reported injuries.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

The law offices of Greg Monforton & Partners have helped personal injury victims for more than 30 years throughout Ontario. With a dedicated team of lawyers, we fight for the justice you deserve and have recovered over $150 million in compensation for clients.

If you have been injured by a Takata airbag, Greg Monforton & Partners wants to hear from you.

Contact us at 1-866-320-4770 to schedule a free case evaluation or fill out the Free Case Evaluation form.