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NHTSA prioritized Takata air bag repairs to ensure that vehicles with air bags that pose the highest threat to safety are able to be fixed first, while also working to ensure that parts are available to repair every affected vehicle as quickly as possible.
A guide to the key things consumers need to know about the massive Takata airbag recall, impacting millions of vehicles, made by several different automotive brands.
Tens of millions of airbags are defective. Even a minor collision can cause these airbags to rupture, spraying sharp metal fragments into drivers and passengers. In response, vehicle manufacturers are conducting the largest safety recall in U.S. history.
A deployed airbag is seen in a Nissan vehicle at the LKQ Pick Your Part salvage yard on May 22, 2015 in Medley, Florida. The largest automotive recall in history centers around the defective ...
Honda stated they knew of more than 100 injuries and thirteen deaths (seven in the United States plus six in Malaysia) that were related to Takata airbags. In April and May 2013, a total of 3.6 million cars were recalled due to defective Takata airbags.
If you sold or returned, pursuant to a lease, a recalled Subject Vehicle after June 19, 2014 and before September 5, 2018, and your vehicle was recalled under the Takata Airbag Inflator Recall prior to September 5, 2018, you have one year from the date that the Settlement become final (the “Effective Date”) to submit a Registration/Claim Form.
The TATCTF was established in connection with Takata’s Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Plan of Reorganization to compensate individuals who suffered personal injury or wrongful death caused by the rupture or aggressive deployment of a Takata phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate (“PSAN”) airbag inflator (a “Takata Airbag Inflator Defect”).
The incentive now applies to approximately 8300 such pickups with faulty Takata airbags out of 33,320 affected in the recall.
A new air bag inflator is installed on the Takata service recall of a 2005 Honda Accord LX at Suburban Honda in Farmington Hills, Mich., in this May 2015 file photo.
A recall is issued when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle, equipment, car seat, or tire creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards.