Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW are joining the continuing recall of the Takata air bag inflators’ defect by recalling 1.7 million vehicles which involve 21 different model vehicles spanning from 2005 to 2015 model years.  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 reports that manufacturing problems, together with exposure to moisture in cars in humid regions, can cause the propellant to degrade.  This causes the propellant to burn too strongly when the airbag is deployed, and ruptures the inflator.  Last May, Takata finally acknowledged the obvious and admitted that their airbags were defective.

Takata Air Bag

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Since 2008, approximately 24 million U.S. vehicles have been recalled due to this defect.

VW and Audi will recall over 850,000 vehicles, while BMW will recall over 840,000 vehicles, which include the following models and years:

VW

  • 2006 to 2010 Passat sedans and wagons
  • 2012 to 2014 Passat sedans and wagons
  • 2010 to 2014 Golf
  • 2010 to 2014 Jetta SportWagen
  • 2009 to 2014 CC
  • 2012 to 2014 Eos

AUDI

  • 2005 to 2015 A3
  • 2006 to 2009 A4 Cabrios
  • 2009 to 2012 Q5 SUVs
  • 2010 to 2011 A5 Cabrios

BMW

  • 2008 to 2013 1 Series coupes and convertibles
  • 2006 to 2011 3 Series sedans
  • 2009 to 2011 335d sedan
  • 2006 to 2012 3 Series Sports Wagon
  • 2007 to 2013 3 Series Coupe and Convertible
  • 2-13 to 2015 X1 SUV
  • 2007 to 2010 X3 SUV
  • 2007 to 2013 X5 SUV
  • 2009 to 2013 X5 xDrive35d SUV
  • 2008 to 2014 X6 SUV
  • 2010 to 2010 X6 SUV

Americans rely on manufacturers to provide a safe well-designed product.  Sadly, that is not often the case.  The Auto Defect Attorneys at The Brandi Law Firm have successfully represented many people injured from defective autos such as Toyotas, Fords, Chryslers, Hondas, GM, and their component parts. Additionally, we have successfully represented people injured by defective helmets, bicycles, motorcycles, fuel pumps, brakes, car seats, seat belts, air bags, table saws, pumps, industrial machinery used in the workplace, barbeques, heating systems, and numerous other household and industrial products.

Often times, people involved in accidents do not examine the issues of defective product design, the risks inherent in the design, feasible alternatives, and appropriate warnings. In a car accident, we examine whether the car was truly crashworthy – does it contain the appropriate crash protection. In accidents where someone strikes a guardrail, people often do not consider the guardrail may be unsafe, installed improperly, or whether there is a contributing factor in the roadway design leading to a dangerous condition. We have represented a number of people seriously injured in these types of accidents involving dangerous conditions of roads and crashworthy vehicles.  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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