Cases & Investigations

Takata Airbag Case and Recall: Products Liability Lawsuit

CASE NUMBER: 2:14-cv-6391
PRACTICE AREAS: Defective Products
PRODUCT: Takata Airbags
CASE STATUS: Pending
COURT: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Berger & Montague has filed a class action lawsuit against Takata Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer of airbags used by auto manufacturers. The complaint is available here.

According to documents filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), certain airbags made by Takata may improperly rupture, burst, or explode, causing serious injuries to vehicle occupants. According to NHTSA, at least 7.8 million vehicles now pose an immediate threat to front-seat passengers. The faulty airbags have been installed in vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors. A list of the recalled vehicles can be found below.

This is a serious safety issue, which can lead to serious injury or even death.  Accordingly, NHTSA has urged owners of the affected vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags.

If you own a vehicle with a defective Takata airbag, we would like to learn more about your experiences. To share your experiences and discuss your legal rights, including the right to participate in a potential class action lawsuit, please fill out our contact form on the right.

The recalled vehicles include the following:

BMW: 627,615 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

Chrysler: 371,309 total number of potentially affected vehicles

2003 – 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
2005 – 2008 Dodge Ram 2500
2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 3500
2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 4500
2008 – Dodge Ram 5500
2005 – 2008 Dodge Durango
2005 – 2008 Dodge Dakota
2005 – 2008 Chrysler 300
2007 – 2008 Chrysler Aspen

Ford: 58,669 total number of potentially affected vehicles

2004 – Ranger
2005 – 2006 GT
2005 – 2007 Mustang

General Motors: undetermined total number of potentially affected vehicles

2003 – 2005 Pontiac Vibe
2005 – Saab 9-2X

Honda: 5,051,364 total number of potentially affected vehicles

2001 – 2007 Honda Accord
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
2005 – Acura RL

Mazda: 64,872 total number of potentially affected vehicles

2003 – 2007 Mazda6
2006 – 2007 MazdaSpeed6
2004 – 2008 Mazda RX-8
2004 – 2005 MPV
2004 – B-Series Truck

Mitsubishi: 11,985 total number of potentially affected vehicles

2004 – 2005 Lancer
2006 – 2007 Raider

Nissan: 694,626 total number of potentially affected vehicles

2001 – 2003 Nissan Maxima
2001 – 2004 Nissan Pathfinder
2002 – 2004 Nissan Sentra
2001 – 2004 Infiniti I30/I35
2002 – 2003 Infiniti QX4
2003 – 2005 Infiniti FX35/FX45

Subaru: 17,516 total number of potentially affected vehicles

2003 – 2005 Baja
2003 – 2005 Legacy
2003 – 2005 Outback
2004 – 2005 Impreza

Toyota: 877,000 total number of potentially affected vehicles

2002 – 2005 Lexus SC
2002 – 2005 Toyota Corolla
2003 – 2005 Toyota Corolla Matrix
2002 – 2005 Toyota Sequoia
2003 – 2005 Toyota Tundra

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