The Takata airbag recall is the largest auto-related recall in U.S. history. It now includes tens of millions of cars across a wide range of vehicle models manufactured between the years 2002-2015.

The following automobiles have been included in the Takata airbag recall, with special attention paid to cars that were purchased or driven regularly in high-humidity conditions:

  • Honda
  • Acura
  • BMW
  • GM
  • Ferrari
  • Ford
  • Cadillac
  • Dodge
  • Chrysler
  • Infiniti
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Pontiac
  • Toyota

What Can Happen

The defective Takata airbag inflator may cause airbags to deploy explosively and spray shrapnel from the metal cartridge loaded with propellant wafers inside the inflator. When the faulty inflator housing explodes in a crash, whether minor or severe, metal shards from the defective Takata airbag sprays the passenger cabin and immediately impacts the driver.

To date, there have been more than 100 injuries and 10 deaths resulting from the faulty Takata airbags. Many of these have been in low-speed crashes that the driver should have easily walked away from.

Find Out If You Are At Risk

While receiving extensive coverage, many people are still unaware if their car contains a defective Takata airbag. The current number of vehicles that need airbag inflator replacements before 2019 is at 100 million. So far, however a little less than 8 million airbags have been replaced, leaving those that haven't yet heard of this airbag recall in harm's way.

To check if your specific vehicle is included in the recall, visit NHTSA's website and enter your VIN.

Work With Proven Consumer Protection Attorneys Who Know The Auto Industry

For more than 16 years, lawyer Robert Starr has been fighting auto dealers and manufacturers who engage in deceptive practices and try to minimize their losses. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective Takata airbag, we invite you to contact us as soon as possible.

Additionally, if you buy a used car under the impression that the airbag was already replaced and find out the dealer lied to you, you may have grounds for a lemon law or dealer fraud lawsuit.

To learn more, schedule a free consultation at The Law Office of Robert L. Starr, California's premier lemon law and consumer protection firm, by calling our office in the Los Angeles area at 818-225-9040.