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Newer cars with Takata airbags are now being recalled

In New Jersey and throughout the U.S., millions of vehicles containing defective Takata airbags have been recalled, and the number is expected to continue rising. The airbags already replaced in approximately 1 million automobiles could again need replacing. Evidence suggests that the problem isn't just an airbag going bad after a few years; it may be because the material used in the airbags is an inherently defective product.

It was once thought that the more than 20 million recalled vehicles affected only model years 2008 or earlier. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now telling the 12 affected automakers that the airbags in more recent models could also explode. Car dealers were told by Honda to stop selling any new or used cars that contain the defective product. Honda also notified the dealers that individual dealers will be held responsible for any product liability lawsuits originating from selling the recalled vehicles.

The Takata recall is one of the largest in history. The explosive airbags, which reportedly allow shrapnel to rip through and strike drivers, have so far been linked to multiple deaths and many serious injuries across the country. After Feb. 15, Honda predicts that owners will be able to check to see if their car is affected by using their VIN number.

If a person has been injured due to a negligent manufacturer or automobile design defect, an attorney experienced in product liability may be able to help. An attorney may evaluate and assemble a civil claim by examining the evidence collected by authorities at the scene of an automobile accident. This process might aid the person in receiving compensation for damages such as medical expenses and pain and suffering.

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