On May 14, Honda, Toyota and Nissan all announced that they would be expanding the number of vehicles recalled for defective Takata Corp. (Takata) airbags.
Toyota and Nissan are recalling 6.5 million vehicles. Toyota's recall announcement included 35 different models. Nissan is recalling approximately 1.55 million cars.
Including the announcement this week, Honda has recalled 19.6 million vehicles for these airbags. Altogether, more than 31 million vehicles have been recalled worldwide as a result of Takata airbags.
All three automakers have said no new injuries or deaths have been reported among the latest recalls. Nonetheless, more than 100 injuries have been connected to Takata airbags in various vehicle models.
According to CTV News, Honda has noted that a leak can occur while the vehicle is in use, leading to a rupture and airbag explosion. Previously, Takata airbags were recalled for inflators that would suddenly rupture.
Nissan Canadas recall affects more than 62,500 Pathfinder, Sentra and X-trail vehicles manufactured between January 2004 and March 2007. Toyota is recalling approximately 18,000 vehicles in Canada. Honda has yet to announce if they are recalling any vehicles in our area.
Takata continues to be fined $14,000 a day by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for failing to cooperate with an investigation. So far, the fines have topped $1 million. However, Takata continues to assert that they are cooperating with the investigation.
At the law offices of Greg Monforton & Partners, we understand the devastating impact this massive recall has had on consumers along with the impact negligent manufacturing has had on those who have lost a loved one due to faulty airbag.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of a Takata airbag, contact us for a free consultation. We can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.