Air Bag Recall

If you have been driving since the age of 16, chances are greater than 50% that you will have experienced some sort of car accident by the time you turn 40 years old in San Antonio, with repercussions ranging anywhere from minor or insignificant, all the way to potentially life threatening.

In order to minimize the risk posed by such statistics, every motorist on the road should do everything in their power to maintain and maximize a safe operation of his or her vehicle. The implementation of a proper air bag setup within the car to absorb some of the force of impact upon a collision is one of the most important of these precautionary measures. In the event of an accident, a fully functional air bag can be the difference between a life threatening impact, and minimal cuts and bruises. Vehicles owners with defective air bags are urged to take immediate action, as preventative measures may prove essential to the safety of all passengers riding in the car during a collision.

If you or a loved one in or around San Antonio has endured any aftereffects or suffered injuries resulting from a defective or dysfunctional air bag, you are most likely entitled to compensation. Thankfully, the San Antonio lawyers at Carabin & Shaw are here for you.

National Air Bag Recalls in Effect

Specifically, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata air bags as quick as possible. Every time you get in on of these cars, you are placing yourself and passengers at risk. Reduce that risk with proper air bag functionality and vigilant action against such product liability. You never know when it could matter most.

This message comes with a certain amount of urgency, especially for owners of vehicles affected by the regional recalls in these following coastal areas around the world:

  • the Gulf Coast,
  • Florida,
  • Puerto Rico,
  • Guam,
  • Saipan,
  • American Samoa,
  • Virgin Islands,
  • and Hawaii.

Car owners dealing with defective air bags should right these wrongs as quickly as possible. For a better idea of the recent massive recall of air bags, refer to the below list of car companies impacted by CY 2013 and 2014 air bag recalls involving Takata air bags:

Toyota: 778,177 total number of potentially affected vehicles

  • 2002 – 2004 Lexus SC
  • 2003 – 2004 Toyota Corolla
  • 2003 – 2004 Toyota Corolla Matrix
  • 2002 – 2004 Toyota Sequoia
  • 2003 – 2004 Toyota Tundra
  • 2003 – 2004 Pontiac Vibe

Honda: 2,803,214 total number of potentially affected vehicles

  • 2001 – 2007 Honda Accord (4 cyl)
  • 2001 – 2002 Honda Accord (6 cyl)
  • 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

Nissan: 437,712 total number of potentially affected vehicles

  • 2001 – 2003 Nissan Maxima
  • 2001 – 2003 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2002 – 2003 Nissan Sentra
  • 2001 – 2003 Infiniti I30/I35
  • 2002 – 2003 Infiniti QX4
  • 2003 – Infiniti FX

Mazda: 18,050 total number of potentially affected vehicles

  • 2003 – 2004 Mazda6
  • 2004 – Mazda RX-8

BMW: 573,935 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

General Motors: 133,221 total number potentially affected vehicles

  • 2002 – 2003 Buick LeSabre
  • 2002 – 2003 Buick Rendezvous
  • 2002 – 2003 Cadillac DeVille
  • 2002 – 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
  • 2002 – 2003 Chevrolet Impala
  • 2002 – 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
  • 2002 – 2003 Chevrolet Venture
  • 2002 – 2003 GMC Envoy
  • 2002 – 2003 GMC Envoy XL
  • 2002 – 2003 Oldsmobile Aurora
  • 2002 – 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada
  • 2002 – 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette
  • 2002 – 2003 Pontiac Bonneville
  • 2002 – 2003 Pontiac Montana

Does your car fit into any of these categories? If so, a lawyer at Carabin & Shaw within the San Antonio region can help. Two of the major causes of harm and even occasionally fatalities in car accidents are defective air bags and metal shrapnel. Indeed, our law firm has dealt with the effects of flying shrapnel during the deployment of defective airbags in an ongoing case. For more information, call our lawyers today.

The Dangers of Defective Air Bags

Defective air bags are dangerous air bags. Our attorneys know this and want to help you on your way to a speedy physical and compensational recovery following an accident. At the San Antonio office of Carabin & Shaw, we stay in touch with all air bag recall breaking news, and new recall alerts as the stories and numbers develop. Per every respective air bag company and per each individual case, our lawyers understand the nuances of specific claims protocol, for example, what to do if Takeda air bags explode versus what to do if you have been injured by one manufactured by Takata.

At Carabin & Shaw, we handle all sorts of Takata air bag injury claims, among other companies and circumstances. We cover it all. Call the San Antonio attorneys of Carabin & Shaw today, toll free, day or night. We are here for you

Cars are potentially dangerous machines where an accident may happen at any time, and supplemental safety precautions like air bags can save lives. If you have been injured in are car crash without proper air bag functionality, and you are located in San Antonio or the surrounding region, you deserve to know your options moving forward. Do not hesitate to contact a San Antonio air bag recall lawyer at Carabin & Shaw today at 1.800.862.1260.

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