Defective Passenger Airbags Prompt Recall Expansion

Ford has issued a recall for more than 800,000 vehicles in the U.S. due to faulty Takata passenger airbags. This addition brings the total number of Takata-related recalls for Ford vehicles to about 3 million. Honda has recalled 51 million Takata airbags worldwide.

Ford has cited the same issue as the other Takata recalls: defective airbags can explode in a crash and shoot shrapnel at occupants. The faulty airbags are responsible for 11 deaths and 180 injuries in the U.S.

Ford will soon contact the owners of affected vehicles about having their passenger airbags replaced. If you want to see if your vehicle is part of the recall, you can look up your vehicle by VIN on the Ford website.

Takata Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges

Takata pleaded guilty last month to criminal wrongdoing regarding the defective airbag inflators. The company will pay $1 billion to resolve the U.S. Justice Department’s investigation. The company struck the deal shortly after three Takata executives were charged with concealing the defect.

“If Takata executives knew their airbags were dangerous and continued to produce them, they should be held accountable for the fallout,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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