Takata Airbag Recall January 2017

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Takata Airbag Recall January 2017

I’m Ed Smith, a Davis auto accident attorney. More than 652,000 vehicles produced by thirteen different automakers have been a part of a recent recall issued in the United States. The reason for this recall is that these vehicles have been equipped with the Takata airbag inflators. These airbag inflators have injured over 180 people and killed 16 victims worldwide.

Why?

The Takata airbag inflators may deploy with excessive force. This force can separate the metal canister which can propel the shrapnel into the compartment of the passenger side. This defect in the mechanism of the airbag deployment can result in an auto products liability case if someone is injured or even killed.

Automakers Involved in Recalls

The following makes and models have been recently issued in the current Takata airbag recall:

Audi

  • 2005 to 2008: A4 Avant, A4, A6, S4 Avant, S4
  • 2006 to 2008: A6 Avant
  • 2007 to 2008: A4 Cabriolet, RS4, S4 Cabriolet, S6
  • 2009: A4 Cabriolet, S4 Cabriolet, A6 Avant, A6, S6

BMW

  • 2007 to 2008 X5 Models: X5, xDrive30i, xDrive35i, xDrive48i, xDrive50i and X5M
  • 2008 to 2009 X6 Models: xDrive35i, xDrive50i, X6M
  • 2009 X5 Models: xDrive35d, xDrive30i, xDrive35i, xDrive48i, xDrive50i and X5M
  • 2012 X5 Models: xDrive30i, xDrive35i, xDrive48i, xDrive50i, X5M
  • 2012 X6 Models: xDrive35i, xDrive50i, X6M

Daimler Vans

  • 2009: Dodge Freightliner 2500, 2500 Sprinter and 3500 Sprinter
  • 2012: Dodge Freightliner 2500 and 3500 Sprinter
  • 2012: Mercedes-Benz 2500 Sprinter and 3500 Sprinter

Ferrari

  • 2012: California, FF, 458 Italia and 458 Spider

Jaguar-Land Rover

  • 2007-2009: Range Rover
  • 2009: Jaguar XF
  • 2012: Jaguar XF
  • 2012: Range Rover

Karma

  • 2012: Fisker Karma

Mazda

  • 2005 to 2006: MPV
  • 2005 to 2009: RX-8
  • 2007 to 2008: CX-7 and CX-9
  • 2007 to 2009: B-Series Trucks
  • 2009: CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6
  • 2012: CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6

McLaren

  • 2012: MP4-12C

Mercedes-Benz

  • C-Class 2009: C300, C300 4Matic, C350 and C63 AMG
  • C-Class 2008: C300, C300 4Matic and C350.
  • C-Class 2012: C250, C250 Coupe, C300 4Matic, C350, C350 Coupe, C350 Coupe 4Matic, C63 AMG and C63 AMG Coupe
  • E-Class 2012: E350 Cabrio, E350 Coupe, E350 Coupe 4Matic, E550 Cabrio and E550 Coupe
  • GLK-Class 2012: GLK350 and GLK350 4Matic
  • SLS-Class 2012: SLS AMG Carbio and SLS AMG Coupe

Mitsubishi

  • 2012 and 2014: i-MiEV Electric Vehicles

Nissan-Infiniti

  • 2005 to 2008 Infiniti FX35 and FX45
  • 2006 to 2010: Infiniti M35 and M45
  • 2007 to 2009: Nissan Versa
  • 2009 to 2010: Infiniti M35 and M45
  • 2012: Nissan Versa Hatchback

Subaru

  • 2005 to 2006: Baja
  • 2006 to 2011: Impreza
  • 2006 to 2012: Tribeca
  • 2009 to 2012: Forester, Legacy and Outback
  • 2012: Impreza WRX

Tesla

  • 2012: Model S

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Content Credit for Takata Air Bag Recall January 2017http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/01/19/over-652000-vehicles-involved-in-latest-takata-air-bag-recall/

Photograph Credit: By Tony Webster from Portland, Oregon, United States (Air Bag) via Wikimedia Commons

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