Daimler Trucks North America (Sterling Bullet):
Daimler Vans USA LLC (Sprinter):
Serious injuries & deaths linked to exploding airbags.
Takata’s airbags were made with a faulty inflator which has the potential to spontaneously explode and send metal fragments flying into the car causing serious and sometimes fatal injuries to the car's passengers.
At this point, ten deaths have been reported worldwide and over 100 injuries have been linked to these exploding airbags, including:
- Punctured eye
- Jaw lacerations
- Stab-like injuries to the throat
- A severed carotid artery
- Other head and neck wounds
Takata's defective airbag recall is largest in US history.
Nearly 100 million cars have been recalled after it was discovered the original fix for exploding Takata airbags had not corrected the issue. The affected vehicles need to have the entire electronic control module for the airbag replaced to avoid spontaneous deployment; however, these modules are in short supply and may not be available for all affected vehicles until the end of 2015.
While this is a nationwide recall, if you live in a Gulf Coast state, Georgia, South Carolina, California, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, you are likely to get the electronic control module first as the automakers are prioritizing resources by focusing on high-humidity areas that are most at risk for spontaneous deployment due to the environmental conditions.
If you have not been injured by a defective airbag, you should contact your dealer and have your airbag replaced.
The U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, issued a statement saying, "Folks should not drive these vehicles unless they are going straight to a dealer to have them repaired immediately, free of charge." You should contact your dealership right away if your car is on the recall list and you have not been injured. The dealer will let you know how soon the airbag can be replaced, free of charge. Repairs conducted because of the recall will be free, but if the mechanics discover any other problems during the service that aren't covered by your warranty, you will be responsible for paying for those repairs.
We are not able to answer inquiries about whether a particular vehicle is on the recall list. We can only answer inquiries if you or a loved one were injured in a vehicle with a defective Takata airbag.
This list is an accurate reference list only. If your car is not on this list and you would like to know if its defective, either contact your dealer or look up your car using your VIN number on the NHTSA's website.
If you have been injured by a defective airbag and your vehicle is on the Takata airbag recall list, you may be able to file a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of an exploding airbag, review the below list of vehicles affected by the nationwide Takata recall, to know whether or not you may have a lawsuit against the airbag manufacturer. If your car is not listed on this page, there is no recall for your car at this time. If more cars are added to the recall, we will update this page immediately. If you are concerned about your safety, but your car is not listed on this page, please contact your car dealer to discuss the matter further.
If you were injured in a car wreck where the airbag did not deploy, check the list below to see if your car is on it. If it is on the list of cars with the recalled airbags, you should consult with an attorney to find out if you can pursue a defective products case against Takata. If your car is not on the list and you were seriously injured or a loved one was killed, you should still consult with a lawyer right away. You might still be able to pursue a lawsuit to be compensated for your injuries.
Victims of exploding Takata airbags need the best legal representation
If your car is included in the list of recalled vehicles and you've been injured by your airbag, you should talk to an attorney immediately. You need an attorney who has handled defective products cases against massive manufacturers to help you investigate the cause of your accident and determine if a defective Takata airbag contributed to your injuries.
Contact VB Attorneys today to discuss your case by calling 877.724.7800 or by filling out a contact form on this page.