Takata Airbag Recall Timetable Gets Bumped Up

The Department of Transportation announced Friday that it will be accelerating the Takata airbag recall schedule. The new timetable will ensure that replacement parts are available more quickly. It also guarantees that the most at-risk vehicles are addressed as soon as possible.

Takata Airbag Deaths

The death toll related to the defective airbags is now up to 11 in the U.S. Additionally, 180 people have suffered injuries due to the airbags exploding. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Takata recall is the largest and most complex safety recall the U.S. has ever seen.

Takata Recall will Take Years to Complete

As of this month, dealerships have repaired roughly 12.5 million defective Takata airbags. The recall involves a total of 42 million vehicles. Thus, up to 69 million airbags will end up being repaired.

Even with the accelerated schedule, the final recalls will not be completed until September 2020. According to the NHTSA, this projection could improve if consumers were more responsive when they receive recall notices. Visit safercar.gov to see if your vehicle is part of the recall.

“Bringing your vehicle in for a recall is an inconvenience, but in this case it could truly save your life. We encourage anyone who has received a recall notice to schedule their repair right away,” 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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