Keeping You and Your Family Safe from Takata Defects
Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Nov 04, 2014 in Auto Accidents
As the number of Takata airbag defect recalls continues to mount, there is hardly a single auto manufacturer left untouched.
The Takata recalls affect more than 14 million cars worldwide. The chief problem with Takata airbags is that the airbag inflator can rupture the airbag and send metal shards into the face, neck and chest of drivers and passengers.
Consumers who are driving vehicles with Takata airbags should immediately take their airbags into dealerships so that they can be repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that consumers should follow the details in the recall notices immediately.
More than 7 million of the 14 million vehicles that are affected are located in the United States and all those recalls have been recalled within the last 18 months.
Check With The NHTSA
Families throughout South Carolina should take steps to ensure that they and their loved ones are safe. The first step to ensuring that you are not driving around with a dangerous Takata airbag is to do research. While many of the manufacturers whose vehicles have defective airbags are in the process of sending recall notices, they have not yet been mailed.
The federal agency responsible for ensuring automotive safety has a large clearinghouse website devoted to cataloguing all of the cars that have been affected by Takata defects.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) maintains a comprehensive website where car owners can check their Vehicle Identification Numbers against a recall database.
To identify if your car has been recalled for any reason, check out the manufacturers recall search by VIN website .
To speak directly with a person, you may also call the Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
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