Mass Recall by Vehicle Manufacturers due to Defective Airbags

October 24, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Pickett Dummigan LLP has learned that 7.8 million vehicles in the U.S. are subject to recall by several auto manufacturers to replace defective airbags. According to Safety Research & Strategies Technologies (SRS), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a Consumer Advisory that is “urging owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags.”

Takata is the airbag manufacturer in Japan that has been subject to several recalls due to defective airbag inflators. The inflators contain propellant wafers that may cause shrapnel to be sprayed on the vehicle occupants when the airbag is deployed. The inflator defect has been linked to over a hundred injuries and some fatalities.

According to SRS, additional vehicle manufacturers could be affected because NHTSA initially accompanied its consumer advisory with an incomplete list of vehicles that are subject to recall. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has listed 14 different manufacturers with 55 different model cars that are affected by the recall.

The attorneys at Pickett Dummigan LLP have extensive experience representing clients involved in motor vehicle accidents and product liability claims. If you have been hurt by a defective airbag, you may have a legal claim against the vehicle manufacturer. Contact our law offices at (866) 628-3294 or send us an e-mail at http://www.pickettdummigan.com/ for a free consultation.

Vehicles subject to recall (according to WSJ):

Manufacturer Model Years

ACURA Acura MDX 2003 – 2006

ACURA Acura TL/CL 2002 – 2003

ACURA Acura RL 2005

Audi A4 Sedans 2011-2014

Audi A4 Avant 2011-2014

Audi A4 AllRoad 2011-2014

BMW 3 Series Sedan 2000 – 2005

BMW 3 Series Coupe 2000 – 2006

BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon 2000 – 2005

BMW 3 Series Convertible 2000 – 2006

BMW M3 Coupe 2001 – 2006

BMW M3 Convertible 2001 – 2006

CHRYSLER Chrysler 300 2005 – 2008

CHRYSLER Chrysler Aspen 2007 – 2008

DODGE Dodge Ram 1500 2003 – 2008

DODGE Dodge Ram 2500 2005 – 2008

DODGE Dodge Ram 3500 2006 – 2008

DODGE Dodge Ram 4500 2006 – 2008

DODGE Dodge Ram 5500 2008

DODGE Dodge Durango 2005 – 2008

DODGE Dodge Dakota 2005 – 2008

FORD Ranger 2004

FORD GT 2005 – 2006

FORD Mustang 2005 – 2007

GENERAL MOTORS Pontiac Vibe 2003 – 2005

GENERAL MOTORS Saab 9-2X 2005

HONDA Honda Accord 2001 – 2007

HONDA Honda Civic 2001 – 2005

HONDA Honda CR-V 2002 – 2006

HONDA Honda Element 2003 – 2011

HONDA Honda Odyssey 2002 – 2004

HONDA Honda Pilot 2003 – 2007

HONDA Honda Ridgeline 2006

INFINITI Infiniti I30/I35 2001 – 2004

INFINITI Infiniti QX4 2002 – 2003

INFINITI Infiniti FX35/FX45 2003 – 2005

MAZDA Mazda 6 2003 – 2007

MAZDA Mazda Speed 6 2006 – 2007

MAZDA Mazda RX-8 2004 – 2008

MAZDA MPV 2004 – 2005

MAZDA B-Series Truck 2004

MITSUBISHI Lancer 2004 – 2005

MITSUBISHI Raider 2006 – 2007

NISSAN Nissan Maxima 2001 – 2003

NISSAN Nissan Pathfinder 2001 – 2004

NISSAN Nissan Sentra 2002 – 2004

SUBARU Baja 2003 – 2005

SUBARU Legacy 2003 – 2005

SUBARU Outback 2003 – 2005

SUBARU Impreza 2004 – 2005

TOYOTA Lexus SC 2002 – 2005

TOYOTA Toyota Corolla 2002 – 2005

TOYOTA Toyota Corolla Matrix 2003 – 2005

TOYOTA Toyota Sequoia 2002 – 2005

TOYOTA Toyota Tundra 2003 – 2005