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The Airbag Recall's Ongoing Issues

Surely if you watch the news, read the paper, or surf the web with any sort of regularity, then you have been exposed to some information about the recent airbag recall. It is, after all, impacting many American families from many parts of the country and, now, there is news which suggests that the recall is going to be expanded to include an even large swath of the United States. Up until this week, the recall had involved more than eight million vehicles, but they had all been owned by families in warm climates – including some in California – however, there is increasing pressure on the manufacturers to expand their efforts and to repair models located in areas with cooler overall temperatures as well.

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.