We are just halfway into 2014 and already have hit a record number of car recalls. Car companies have now recalled at least 31.4 million vehicles in the U.S., breaking an industry record set in 2004.
You may own a car involved in this new recall.
Yesterday, seven major automakers said they would recall cars for airbags that can explode and send metal shrapnel flying.
As we have previously posted on our blog, the airbag maker, Takeda, knows of it happening at least six times in the U.S.
Some of the models that will receive new airbag inflators are:
- Honda: 2001-2005 Civics, 2001-2007 4-cylinder Accords, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2002-2004 Odyssey, others
- Nissan: 2001-2003 Maxima, Pathfinder, 130/135, others
- Mazda: 2003-2007 Mazda 6, 2004-2008 RX-8, others
- Toyota: 2003-2005 Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra, others
- Dodge: 2006 Charger
- Ford: 2005-2007 Mustang, 2005-2006 GT, 2004 Ranger
- BMW: certain 3 series
- Source NHTSA, automakers
In most of these vehicles, the manufacturer of the airbags was Takata.
It is now believed that hot and humid weather plays a role in this problem.
For more information, contact one of our Gacovino Lake attorneys at 1-800-246-HURT (4878).