Woman Killed by Takata Airbag
A woman passed away last month in an auto accident in California. The woman has been declared the 11th victim in the United States of the defective airbags distributed by Takata.
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 vehicle’s registered owner with over 20 mailed recall notices. However, records show that the car was never repaired for the Takata airbag defect.
We condolences to the family and friends of the woman who died in this airbag accident.
Takata Airbag Statistics
The global number of deaths that have resulted from the defective Takata airbags is approximately 16. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, the woman was the 11th victim in the United States. The NHTSA 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, rupturing the metal interior and emitting shrapnel into the vehicle’s cabin. The Takata airbags are known to be the most widespread automobile recall in the history of the United States. The airbag recall 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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