Takata Airbag Kills Woman

Takata Airbag Kills Woman

Takata Airbag Kills Woman

Takata Airbag Kills Woman

I’m Ed Smith, a Roseville auto accident attorney. A woman passed away last month in an auto accident in California. The woman has been declared as the 11th victim in the United States to the defective air bags distributed by Takata.

What Happened?

A woman was driving in her 2001 Honda Civic on September 30, 2016 in Riverside County, California. The woman was involved in an automobile accident that caused her airbags to deploy. The Honda Motor Company confirmed that the woman passed away due to the airbags in her Honda Civic. The company has tried to reach out to the registered owner of the vehicle with over 20 mailed recall notices. However, records show that the vehicle was never repaired for the Takata airbag defect.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the woman who passed away in this airbag accident.

Takata Airbag Statistics 

The global number of deaths that have resulted from the defective Takata airbags is approximately 16. The woman that passed away in September was the 11th victim in the United States according to the National Highway Traffic Administration. In Malaysia, it has been reported that up to five people may have also been killed by the Takata airbags.

What is the Problem?

The problem with the Takata airbags is due to their excessive force in deployment. The airbags can inflate with too much force which can result in the rupture of the metal interior and emit shrapnel into the cabin of the vehicle. The Takata airbags are known to be the most widespread automobile recall in the history of the United States. The recall for the airbags has exceeded over 69 million and 100 million globally. Due to this recall, the company will be facing billions in costs.

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