This is not a new recall. The discussion, debate, and refueled anger over airbag defects started last year and the list of affected models was expanded earlier this year. So, why the sudden need to add even more cars to the recall? Officials have released information, which suggests that there have been more related accidents than originally detailed in the report. The faulty airbags are causing explosions and leading to severe injuries and deaths. There are, at least, four known fatalities related to the defect, which is why so many Americans are speaking out, angered by the fact that it has taken the authorities (and the manufacturers) so long to act on a known problem.
Currently the defective airbags are known to be used in several Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Ford, GM, Nissan, and BMW models. All were manufactured by the same Japanese company, known as Takata. If your vehicle is on the list of recalled vehicles, it is highly suggested that you have the repair made as soon as possible, and that you avoid driving the vehicle any more than absolutely necessary.
If you are injured as a result of a faulty car component, you do have the right to seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney. It may be possible to collect compensation for your losses.