TAKATA_AIRBAG_RECALLAtkins & Markoff lawyers are aggressively taking charge and representing individuals who have been injured or killed by defective Takata airbags. Takata, a Japanese auto supplier, has been making airbags for many different vehicle brands since 2000, and they began being recalled by automakers in 2008. According to officials, many of the airbags are equipped with faulty inflator mechanisms that cause the airbags to rupture and release metal shrapnel when the airbag is deployed.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a defective Takata airbag and have sustained injury or even death, contact Atkins & Markoff today. Our knowledgeable team of lawyers are actively pursuing legal action against Takata and are committed to ensuring you receive the compensation and justice you deserve for your injuries.

About the Recall

Car WreckTakata is a Tokyo-based supplier of seat belts, airbags, steering wheels, and numerous other auto parts. Since 2001, they have sold the faulty airbags to approximately 10 different automakers, most of which are driven in the United States. A frightening statistic, the potentially deadly airbag defect has triggered the recall of some 16 million vehicles internationally since it was discovered in 2008. The recalls have affected vehicles from some of the top automakers across the globe, including Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Subaru, and Ford. The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) has issued a particular sense of urgency for vehicle owners in Florida, California, Hawaii, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina, due to the fact the defect is especially prominent in cars located in areas with high humidity.

According to the NHTSA, there have been four death and 139 injuries attributed to Takata airbags to date. This is a staggering number that is predicted to rise in the coming months. Because of this, if you own one of the affected vehicles, it is extremely important for you to take immediate action and bring your vehicle into the manufacturer.

Vehicles Affected by Takata Airbag Recall

Here is an updated list of vehicles that potentially have the defect Takata airbag:

BMW: 627,615 total number of potentially affected vehicles:

2000 – 2005 3 Series Sedan

2000 – 2006 3 Series Coupe

2000 – 2005 3 Series Sports Wagon

2000 – 2006 3 Series Convertible

2001 – 2006 M3 Coupe

2001 – 2006 M3 Convertible

Chrysler: 371,309 total number of potentially affected vehicles:

2003 – 2008 Dodge Ram 1500

2005 – 2008 Dodge Ram 2500

2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 3500

2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 4500

2008 – Dodge Ram 5500

2005 – 2008 Dodge Durango

2005 – 2008 Dodge Dakota

2005 – 2008 Chrysler 300

2007 – 2008 Chrysler Aspen

Ford: 58,669 total number of potentially affected vehicles:

2004 – Ranger

2005 – 2006 GT

2005 – 2007 Mustang

General Motors: undetermined total number of potentially affected vehicles:

2003 – 2005 Pontiac Vibe

2005 – Saab 9-2X

Honda: 5,051,364 total number of potentially affected vehicles:

2001 – 2007 Honda Accord

2001 – 2005 Honda Civic

2002 – 2006 Honda CR-V

2003 – 2011 Honda Element

2002 – 2004 Honda Odyssey

2003 – 2007 Honda Pilot

2006 – Honda Ridgeline

2003 – 2006 Acura MDX

2002 – 2003 Acura TL/CL

2005 – Acura RL

Mazda: 64,872 total number of potentially affected vehicles:

2003 – 2007 Mazda6

2006 – 2007 MazdaSpeed6

2004 – 2008 Mazda RX-8

2004 – 2005 MPV

2004 – B-Series Truck

Mitsubishi: 11,985 total number of potentially affected vehicles:

2004 – 2005 Lancer

2006 – 2007 Raider

Nissan: 694,626 total number of potentially affected vehicles:

2001 – 2003 Nissan Maxima

2001 – 2004 Nissan Pathfinder

2002 – 2004 Nissan Sentra

2001 – 2004 Infiniti I30/I35

2002 – 2003 Infiniti QX4

2003 – 2005 Infiniti FX35/FX45

Subaru: 17,516 total number of potentially affected vehicles:

2003 – 2005 Baja

2003 – 2005 Legacy

2003 – 2005 Outback

2003 – 2005 Baja

2004 – 2005 Impreza

Toyota: 877,000 total number of potentially affected vehicles:

2002 – 2005 Lexus SC

2002 – 2005 Toyota Corolla

2003 – 2005 Toyota Corolla Matrix

2002 – 2005 Toyota Sequoia

2003 – 2005 Toyota Tundra

Please contact Atkins & Markoff today for more information on the Takata airbag recall and to see what we can do for you or a loved one who has been the victim of an injury or death due to this defect.