What if the instead of protecting you, the airbags in your car actually made your car potentially more dangerous? That is exactly what the Defective Takata Airbags are doing.
The Takata airbags installed in many early to mid-2000s vehicles from Honda, Toyota, Ford, Mazda, and others are potentially deadly. When these airbags deploy during an accident, they can shoot deadly metal shrapnel at the driver and passengers. This explosive malfunction has already occurred thousands of times, leading to massive recalls for years, and has caused caused permanent scarring, vision loss, and multiple deaths among vehicle occupants around the world.
Regulators and investigators believe that this malfunction is caused by the chemical propellant ammonium nitrate, which becomes unstable over time, and is prone to violently exploding upon airbag deployment. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ("NHTSA") has called the Takaka Airbag Recall, the “the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history." However, if you were injured by one of the Defective Takata Airbags, there are ways for Takata airbag victims and future claimants to recover compensation for their Takata airbag injuries.