Takata Corporation Under Investigation For Defective Airbags
Posted on behalf of Arnold Law Firm on Nov 05, 2014 in Auto Accidents
The latest Takata recalls are reminiscent of a horror story. The story of the defective Japanese airbags is panic, chaos, blame shifting, exploding shrapnel hundreds of injuries and four dead people.
In essence, Takata airbags have become the new General Motors ignition switch automotive safety issue. Takata is facing multiple lawsuits with the potential to become class action lawsuits and a federal investigation into whether the company failed in its duties to report airbag dangers.
Takata, a Japanese airbag manufacturer that provides nearly 25% of the worlds airbag inflator components, has announced recalls covering more than 14 million cars worldwide. 7 million vehicles in the United States have been affected.
In the investigation launched by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Takata has been ordered to turn over its in-house records regarding the production, testing and complaint maintenance of the airbags.
The Takata defective airbags are dangerous for several reasons, including:
- The airbag inflation devices can rupture the airbag
- The shrapnel in the inflation device can cut, stab and wound passengers and drivers
- The airbag may fail to deploy properly
- Dealers are deactivating the airbags because they are so dangerous
The NHTSA is interested in identifying what Takata knew and when it knew it. As such, the agency is requesting that the company also turn over information related to lawsuits from 2000 regarding supply chain defects and other management issues.
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