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Faulty Airbag Leaves 76 y/o Woman Quadriplegic

Posted on - Thursday, February 5, 2015 under Car Accident, Dangerous Drugs & Products

Defective Takata Airbag Injures Woman in Honda Civic

A recent story from the Florida Times-Union of Jacksonville tells a heartbreaking story of a grandmother catastrophically injured by a faulty airbag.  In June of 2014, the victim drove her Honda Civic through a red light and t-boned another vehicle.  The airbag in her car did not inflate upon impact.  Rather, the airbag exploded late and with so much force that it broke her back and left her unable to move at all.

Just four days after the accident, Honda recalled the Takata airbags used in her Honda Civic.  Takata’s files show there at least 64 injuries caused by the defective airbags prior to this accident.  More shocking is the fact that the National Highway Transportation Safety Association fined Honda $70 million last month for not properly reporting deaths and injuries from defective airbags in 1,729 cases.  Just this past Friday, Honda acknowledged another death from a defective Takata airbag on January 18th in Houston, Texas.

What else are the car manufacturers and their parts manufacturers such as Takata hiding?  Unfortunately, the defective parts recall process in America is broken.  It takes far too long for NHTSA to investigate claims and issue recalls.  Many times, deaths and catastrophic injuries have already occurred.  That is why we must hold the manufacturers accountable.

Were You Injured in a Car Accident By What Could Be a Defective Airbag?

The Atlanta Defective Airbag Lawyers of The Parian Law Firm, LLC are hearing from people every day that believes their injuries or a loved one’s injuries were caused by a defective Takata Airbag.  You need to check your vehicles to determine if you or a loved one is at risk of injury from these defective airbags.

Call Our Atlanta Defective Airbag Lawyers at (770) 727-5550 to discuss your potential claims.

What Car Brands Have Defective Airbags?

  • 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
  • Dodge:
    • Dodge Viper cars manufactured November 1,2001to June 30, 2014
  • Jeep:
    • 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty SUV’s manufactured January 9,2001to March 28, 2003
    • 2002-2004 Jeep Cherokee SUV’s manufactured February 13,2001to May 23, 2003
  • 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