Another Toyota Airbag Recall – Are You Affected?
A few years ago, defective airbags that were exploding and shooting metal fragments out toward vehicle occupants resulted in the largest recall in vehicle history. Now, as most of these defective airbags have been replaced, Toyota has announced another recall involving airbags by the same manufacturer – Japanese company Takata.
This time, the problem largely lies with airbags that were replaced after the initial Takata recall. Toyota claims that the airbags might be damaged in a manner that prevents them from inflating properly when they deploy. This will not provide the necessary protections for motorists in the event of a crash. Vehicles that are affected so far include:
- Toyota Corolla models from 2003 to 2008
- Toyota Matrix models from 2005 to 2008
To check if your Toyota model is subject to the airbag recall, check your VIN at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall website. We’ll keep a lookout whether more vehicles are added to the list.
Defective Auto Parts
Many defective products cause injuries to millions of people in the United States, including defective vehicle parts. Brakes, tires, airbags, ignition switches, steering systems, exhaust systems, and more can all malfunction and cause a driver to lose control. If a malfunction happened because of an inherent defect, the company that manufactured that auto part should be held fully accountable for all of the resulting injuries and losses. These cases are often challenging, so you need the right legal representation to protect your rights.
Contact a Products Liability Lawyer in Atlanta Today
Atlanta personal injury attorney Ben F. Windham represents clients in a wide variety of injury cases, including products liability claims. If you believe you’ve been injured by a defective product, please call 833.236.9467 or contact us online for a free case evaluation as soon as possible.