Takata Airbag List
With more than 30 million defective airbag recalls in effect, consumers need to know which vehicles are in the massive auto recall. For that purpose, the Willis Law Firm provides you with this Takata airbag list, as well as a means to check for yourself to see if your make and model of vehicle is on it.
Recall Notices May Not Come
Any automaker which has made a formal recall should mail recall notices to all consumers who were first-time purchasers of such vehicles from a licensed dealership.
However, some automakers do not send such recall notices until parts are available to make repairs (which, by law, will not be charged to consumers). The massive numbers of Takata airbag recalls mean it will take an estimated two to five years to make all such repairs, industry experts say.
In fact, many more vehicles may receive recalls for defective airbags. Already, about 32 million vehicles have been recalled worldwide, and the process may not be over. CNN News reports that an estimated 52 million vehicles globally have defective airbags which need replacing.
Besides lack of sufficient parts, another reason such vehicles’ owners may not have received a recall notice yet is the fact that many of them purchased vehicles from first-time buyers. As subsequent buyers, they are not on the original records of manufacturers in order to receive a recall notice.
All these reasons — spurred by the fact that defective Takata airbags can deploy with explosive force, injuring or killing occupants — are why it’s important to check lists of these auto recalls — lists which have been made by at least 11 major auto manufacturers.
Nissan Recalls for Airbag Defects
Automaker Nissan has recalled at least 1.5 million of its vehicles for defective airbags. These vehicles include:
- 250,967 Nissan Sentra compact cars from 2004-2006.
- 12,725 Nissan Pathfinder autos from model year 2004.
- 83,000 X-Trail, Presage and other vehicles in Japan and more in elsewhere, though a recall in North America is pending.
Toyota Recalls for Airbag Defects
Among major automakers, Toyota has made many recalls of its vehicles for defective airbags. These include:
- 177,000 Sequoia SUVs from 2004 and Tundra pickups from 2003-2004. Their front passenger side airbag inflators should be replaced.
- 300,000 2005-2006 Tundra and 2005-2007 Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia and Lexus SC 430.
- 160,000 RAV4 vehicles from model years 2004-2005. Front driver’s side inflators should be replaced.
Chrysler Recalls for Airbag Defects
American automaker Chrysler has issued recalls of at least 618,000 vehicles in the United States due to defective airbags. They include:
- 2003-2005 model year Dodge Ram pickup trucks
- 2005 Dodge Magnum
- 2004-2005 Dodge Durango
- 2005 Chrysler 300
Honda Recalls for Airbag Defects
Japanese automaker Honda has issued at least 5.4 million recalls for defective airbags. These include:
- 300,000 Honda Accord sedans and coupes from model years 2008-2009.
- 181,000 Stream, Fit and CR-V models.
Complete Airbag Recall List
For a complete airbag recall list as of Jan. 27, 2016, Car and Driver magazine has the details. You can find that list by visiting this link.
Use Your VIN to Ascertain Recalls
Obviously, no airbag recall list can be considered complete until all such recalls have been issued, and it’s likely that more vehicles will be recalled for defective airbags. That’s why the best way to see if your car has been recalled, while waiting and wondering about getting a recall notice, is to check online regularly at a federal website.
First, locate your VIN, or vehicle identification number, which you probably can find on your proof of insurance. You also can look for the number on the dashboard near the windshield on the driver’s side. The number also should be featured on documents showing state auto registration.
Then, visit the federal website, which is provided by the NHTSA, or National Highway Traffic Safetey Administration.
On that page, you won’t find a lengthy list of the millions of Takata airbag recalls. But consumers can key in their vehicle’s VIN in a field in order to run a check and see if their vehicle is among those subject to any automotive recalls.
Airbag Victims Deserve Justice
All of these auto recalls are needed because Japanese manufacturer Takata made and sold defective airbags which have injured and killed innocent persons. Such airbag victims need and deserve justice.
Our law firm stands ready to assist victims with their legal battle to win just and fair financial compensation for their losses. Such losses can include but are not limited to medical and hospital costs, lost present to future salary and pain and suffering due to the defective airbag injury or fatality.
Notify the Willis Law Firm today, and you’ll receive a free legal review of your case. We’ll size up your prospects for a successful Takata airbag lawsuit, and then you decide if you want to proceed with an airbag attorney provided by our firm.
Contact us today, and let’s get started.