Numerous recalls have been launched recently in response to defective auto parts. We’ve told you about Chrysler Fiat’s response to reports of fires involving Jeeps and the GM ignition recall accidents, but the latest danger to motorists involves airbags found in millions of vehicles across the country.
Last week, a Japanese company, Takata Corp., announced the recall of an estimated 34 million vehicles because the propellant used to activate the airbag in the event of a crash can deteriorate over time. This can lead to debris from the unit being thrust in the direction of the vehicle’s occupants. So far, six deaths and 100 injuries have been linked to the malfunction.
Reports indicate the recall didn’t end there, though. It was expanded yesterday to include another 1.4 million vehicles, making it one of the largest recalls of its kind in the history of the United States.
The New York car accident lawyers at William Mattar Law Offices explain that if a recall involves your vehicle, you should receive a notice from the manufacturer offering instructions on how to rectify the situation. In the meantime, we suggest checking for recall updates regarding your vehicle on a regular basis at safercar.gov. Just enter your VIN number, and you will receive information regarding any outstanding recall on your car, truck, or SUV.
At William Mattar, we offer a free case evaluation if you or someone you know was injured in a car accident. For your free case evaluation, contact one of our Rochester car accident lawyers.