Takata Corporation has admitted to providing false data on its defective airbags to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Takata Corporation pled guilty to submitting information that was selective, incomplete, or inaccurate to the NHTSA in a recent settlement which included a $25 million criminal fine, $125 million in victim compensation, and $850 million to compensate automakers who suffered losses resulting from massive recalls of the Takata airbag products. Please contact us for a free evaluation using the form on this page or call us at 424-245-5505. By completing our confidential inquiry, you will be assisting us in the investigation of this potential breach of federal consumer law.
Background of Takata Airbags
Takata Corporation is responsible for producing and concealing knowledge of defective airbag inflators which have led to:
- Consumers and passengers of cars and trucks becoming victims of severe injury or death due to faulty airbag inflators exploding with excessive force.
- Defective airbag inflators injuring 184 people and killing 11 people in low-speed collisions they would have otherwise likely survived.
- Widespread industry recall of cars and trucks containing defective airbag inflators, costing the automakers hundreds of millions of dollars in losses.
- Nearly 70 million airbag inflators being recalled, making it the largest recall in U.S. history.
Takata Corporation admitted in a previous settlement with U.S. auto safety regulators that it had knowledge of the defect in its airbag inflators, but refused to issue a timely industry wide recall. Currently, only one third of the defective inflators have been replace, and Takata shows no interest in increasing production to meet the replacement demand. Additionally, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade stated three former Takata executives had been personally charged with fabricating test data to conceal a fatal airbag defect.
Potential Class Action
If your vehicle contained an airbag made by the Takata Corporation, that discharged causing severe injury or death to you or a loved one, please contact us immediately for a free case evaluation either by submitting our confidential form on this page, or by calling us at 424-245-5505.