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Takata Airbag Recall

The Takata airbag recall started when Takata announced the defect in April 2013. So far, at least 41 million vehicles have been affected worldwide by the Takata airbag recall.1 Currently, with nearly 68 million inflators, including 63 million in the United States, from seventeen major automakers affected by the defective parts, the Takata airbag recall is the largest auto safety recall in history. From small Japanese cars to German luxury sedans, the Takata airbag recall has affected drivers all over the globe.

Reasons For the Takata Airbag Recall
Calls for a massive Takata airbag recall began when reports surfaced about a defect in the airbag inflation system. The chemical used to inflate the airbags was later found to be highly volatile in humid climates. The volatile chemical would cause an explosion in the steering column when the airbags deployed. The explosion would launch metal and plastic shrapnel into the driver and front passenger seat occupants. Most of the major automakers have issued nationwide Takata airbag recall notices on their affected vehicles, replacing the airbags at no cost, but the manufacturer itself has yet to launch an overall recall.

Injuries From the Takata Airbag Recall
At least eleven fatalities have been attributed to the defective airbags. Hundreds of drivers and passengers have reported serious cuts, abrasions and lacerations from flying shrapnel. In one instance, a Houston man lost his life when his 2002 Honda Civic, a vehicle on the Takata airbag recall list, collided with another vehicle. The airbag system propelled metal shards into his neck, severing a major artery. He bled out and died at the scene.

Takata Airbag Recall Lawsuits
The announcement of the Takata airbag recall has spurred thousands of drivers across the country to pursue legal action against the automakers and the airbag manufacturers. As Toyota announced on May 23, 2016 it is recalling an additional 1.6 million vehicles to its recall list2, the number of lawsuits will definitely increase. The State of Hawaii has also opted to file suit against the airbag manufacturer3. If you or someone you love has been injured, or if a loved one has lost their life, due to the defective airbags, call the offices of the Amaro Law Firm today to discuss the expense incurred from hospital stays, physician’s office visits, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Vehicles Included in Takata Airbag Recall List
If you or someone you know is driving a vehicle on the Takata airbag recall list, they must have these parts replaced as soon as possible. While most of the vehicles on the Takata airbag recall are of Japanese manufacture, plenty more are from major American automakers, as well as German luxury carmaker BMW, Mercedes Benz, and Audi. Please check the list below to see if you own any of these vehicles:

2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL
2003 Acura 3.2CL
2003-2006 Acura MDX
2005-2012 Acura RL
2007-2016 Acura RDX
2009-2014 Acura TL
2010-2013 Acura ZDX
2013-2016 Acura ILX
2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid

2005-2013 Audi A3
2006-2009 Audi A4 Cabrio
2009-2012 Audi Q5
2010-2011 Audi A5 Cabrio

2000 323i
2000 328i
2001-2011 325i
2001-2011 325xi
2001-2011 330i
2001-2011 330xi
2001-2013 M3
2002-2006 325Ci
2002-2003 325iT
2002-2003 325xiT
2002-2006 330Ci
2002-2003 525i
2002-2003 530i
2002-2003 540i
2002-2003 M5
2003 X5 3.0i
2003 X5 4.4i
2006-2012 325xiT
2006-2013 328i
2006-2013 328xi
2006-2013 328i xDrive
2006-2013 335i
2006-2013 335xi
2006-2013 335i xDrive
2007-2013 335is
2007-2010 X3 xDrive30i
2007-2013 X5 xDrive30i
2007-2013 X5 xDrive35i
2007-2013 X5 xDrive48i
2007-2013 X5 xDrive50
2007-2013 X5 M
2008-2014 X6 xDrive35i
2008-2014 X6 xDrive50i
2008-2014 X6 M
2008-2013 128i
2008-2013 135i
2008-2013 1 Series M
2009-2011 335d
2009-2013 X5 xDrive35d
2013-2015 X1 sDrive28i
2013-2015 X1 xDrive28i
2013-2015 X1 xDrive35i

2007-2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
2007-2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

2005-2010 Chrysler SRT8
2005-2010 Chrysler 300
2005-2010 Chrysler 300C
2007-2008 Chrysler Aspen
2007-2008 Chrysler Crossfire

Daimler Trucks North America (Sterling Bullet)
2008-2009 Sterling Bullet 4500
2008-2009 Sterling Bullet 5500

Daimler Vans USA LLC (Sprinter)
2007-2009 Dodge Sprinter 2500
2007-2009 Dodge Sprinter 3500
2007-2014 Freightliner Sprinter 2500
2007-2014 Freightliner Sprinter 3500
2010-2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500
2010-2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500

2003-2009 Dodge Ram 1500
2003-2009 Dodge Ram 2500
2003-2009 Dodge Ram 3500
2004-2008 Dodge Durango
2005-2008 Dodge Magnum
2005-2011 Dodge Dakota
2006-2010 Dodge Charger
2008-2010 Dodge Challenger
2008-2010 Dodge Ram 4500
2008-2010 Dodge Ram 5500

2004-2005 Ranger
2005-2006 GT
2005-2014 Mustang

2007-2008 GMC Sierra 2500
2007-2008 GMC Sierra 3500

2001-2007 Accord
2001-2004 Civic CNG
2001-2005 Civic
2002-2011 CR-V
2002-2004 Odyssey
2003-2005 Civic Hybrid
2003-2011 Element
2003-2008 Pilot
2006-2014 Ridgeline
2009-2013 Fit
2010-2014 Insight
2011-2015 CR-Z
2013-2014 Fit EV

2001 Infiniti I30
2002-2004 Infiniti I35
2002-2003 Infiniti QX4
2003-2005 Infiniti FX35
2003-2005 Infiniti FX45
2006 Infiniti M35
2006 Infiniti M45

2003-2008 Mazda6
2004-2006 B-Series Truck
2004-2005 MPV
2004-2008 RX-8
2006-2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed6

2005 C230 Kompressor
2005 C320
2006-2007 C230
2006-2011 C350
2007-2008 SLK280
2007-2008 SLK350
2007-2008 SLK55 AMG
2008-2011 C300
2008-2011 C300 4Matic
2009-2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
2009-2010 GL320 BlueTec 4Matic
2009-2012 GL450 4Matic
2009-2012 GL550 4Matic
2009-2010 ML320 BlueTec 4Matic
2009-2011 ML350
2009-2011 ML350 4Matic
2009-2011 ML550 4Matic
2009-2011 ML63 AMG
2009-2010 R320 CDI 4Matic
2009-2010 R320 CDI 4Matic
2009-2012 R350 4Matic
2010-2011 E350
2010-2011 E350 4Matic
2010-2011 E550
2010-2011 E550 4Matic
2010-2011 E63 AMG
2010-2012 GLK350
2010-2012 GLK350 4Matic
2010-2011 ML450 4Matic Hybrid
2011 E350 Cabriolet
2011 E550 Cabriolet
2011-2012 GL350 BlueTec 4Matic
2011-2014 SLS AMG
2011-2012 R350 BlueTec 4Matic
2012 SLS AMG Cabriolet
2013-2014 SLS AMG GT

2004-2006 Lancer
2004-2006 Lancer Evolution
2004 Lancer Sportback
2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider

2001-2003 Nissan Maxima
2002-2006 Nissan Sentra
2002-2004 Nissan Pathfinder

2003-2008 Pontiac Vibe

2005 Saab 9-2x
2006-2011 Saab 9-3
2006-2009 Saab 9-5

2008-2009 Saturn Astra

2003-2005 Baja
2003-2008 Legacy
2003-2008 Outback
2004-2005 Impreza

2002-2010 Lexus SC
2002-2007 Sequoia
2003-2008 Corolla
2003-2008 Corolla Matrix
2003-2006 Tundra
2004-2005 Rav4
2006-2011 Lexus IS
2006-2011 Yaris
2007-2011 Lexus ES
2008-2011 Scion xB
2009 -2011 Corolla
2009 -2011 Matrix
2010-2011 4Runner
2010-2011 Lexus GX
2011 Sienna

Volkswagen (VW)
2006-2010 Passat
2009-2014 CC
2010-2014 Golf
2010-2014 Jetta Sportwagen
2012-2014 Eos
2012-2014 Passat

*This list was updated as of May 25, 2016.

If your vehicle is on this list, please contact the manufacturer or consult the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration recall website at https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/.

Know Your Rights in a Takata Airbag Recall Lawsuit
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1 https://blog.caranddriver.com/massive-takata-airbag-recall-everything-you-need-to-know-including-full-list-of-affected-vehicles/

2 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/has-your-takata-air-bag-been-recalled/


Defective Takata airbags have injured and killed too many people. Anyone injured by a Takata airbag may have a claim and may be entitled to financial recovery.

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