Orlando car accident attorneys see a lot of cases because drivers often ignore auto safety recalls. The defective Takata airbag recall situation is a good reason to fix that problem. There are about 14 million cars on Florida roads. According to estimates, about three million of them are cruising along with unresolved safety issues. That means that roughly every 4th car you see on the road has an outstanding safety recall notice. You might be driving a car yourself that is the subject of a recall – especially if you’re a Florida driver.
Takata Airbag Recall Urgent for Florida Drivers
Authorities say the problem is often that vehicle owners are unaware of a recall. Moreover, that recall might involve a dangerous safety defect. The latest, largest and perhaps most serious car recall campaign involves defective Takata airbags. A woman from Holiday, Florida became the 22nd person known to have died in a Takata incident. A design defect causes some of the bags to explode when being deployed in a car accident, turning metal shrapnel into deadly projectiles. Researchers say that the chemicals used to initiate the bag’s deployment can become unstable, causing the metal canister housing the bag’s propellant to explode. High humidity conditions can increase the risk, so safety experts have increased efforts to alert Florida drivers.
Millions of cars in America from more than a dozen manufacturers are involved in the Takata airbag recall. Some cases appear to be more urgent than others. After two reported deaths, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently alerted 2006 Ford Ranger pickup truck drivers to immediately stop driving the vehicles.
The Orlando car accident attorneys at Martinez Manglardi urge all vehicle owners to check the recall list. If defective products have caused you injury and loss, help is here. Call 407-846-2240 for a free consultation.