Defective Airbag Risk to Californians

by Staff Blogger | November 7th, 2016

As humans, we have an innate awareness of impending danger. It’s not a superhuman power. It’s instinctual, enabling us to determine whether a certain situation or individual poses a threat. If we didn’t have that ability, we’d be in real trouble, as the dangers of everyday life are all around us. But what about the dangers we can’t see? How do you avoid those?

One way is to stay informed. In recent years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued several warnings to consumers of defective Takata airbags that may have been inserted into 70 million vehicles worldwide. These airbags have the potential to rupture when inflated, causing serious, if not fatal, injuries to passengers. Recently, the NHTSA confirmed the eleventh known fatality involving a defective Takata airbag, and the potential danger could be a real threat to you and your family as well.

If you own or drive a vehicle on the following list, contact your dealership immediately for a no-cost replacement and repair:

  • 2001-2002 Honda Civic
  • 2001-2002 Honda Accord
  • 2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL
  • 2002 Honda CR-V
  • 2002 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003 Acura 3.2CL
  • 2003 Honda Pilot

Defective products put all of us at risk. If you’ve been injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to significant compensation from the manufacturer. Call our San Francisco product liability attorneys today for a free evaluation of your claim.