Since 2013, 10 major automakers have recalled nearly 8 million airbags in the U.S. made by Japanese corporation, Takata, who is now the subject of a criminal investigation over the defective car air bags which are linked to five deaths globally, including four in the U.S.  All of these deaths involved Honda vehicles.  At least 30 more people have been injured in Hondas while a small number of injuries have been reported in vehicles made by other automakers.

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The problem with the air bags is with the inflators, which have exploded when involved in accidents causing shards of sharp metal into the vehicle.

Takata now finds themselves in a similar position that Toyota faced with the probe into its own delayed recall of cars with unintended acceleration problems and GM for its delay in recalling cars with the ignition switch defect that has been tied to at least thirty-two deaths.  Takata will now face the intense questioning from federal regulators, including NHTSA, as the U.S. begins their criminal investigation.  A federal grand jury in New York has subpoenaed Takata’s in the U.S. to produce documents on the subject air bag.

U.S. auto regulators are calling for additional recalls of millions of additional air bags by supplier Takata and several big automakers

Americans rely on their car manufacturers to provide a safe well-designed vehicle.  Sadly, that is not often the case.  The Auto Defect Attorneys at The Brandi Law Firm has successfully represented many people injured from defective Toyotas, Fords, Chryslers, Hondas, GM products and numerous other manufacturers and suppliers.  Often times, people involved in accidents do not examine the issues of defective vehicle design nor whether the car was truly crashworthy – does it contain the appropriate crash protection.  If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto crash, our attorneys at The Brandi Law Firm are available to consult with you.  Please contact our office at 800-481-1615 or email us.

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