Topic: Class Actions
A Takata airbag class action lawsuit was filed in Philadelphia on November 18 on behalf of millions of people who own or lease vehicles affected by the Takata airbag recall.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) prompted a massive Takata airbag recall in June 2014 due to faulty airbags that could explode and injure drivers with metal shrapnel. More than three million vehicles were included in the original recall, but the total number of impacted vehicles has grown to millions in just a few months.
The Takata class action lawsuit alleges that vehicle owners overpaid for their vehicles because the cars they purchased did not meet the safety and reliability standards represented by the manufacturer. Plaintiffs are seeking compensation for economic loss.
The complaint also contends that Takata knew about the defect as early as 2011, but failed to take proper steps to investigate the full extent of the problem.
The only solution offered by one manufacturer is to not drive the car or disable the airbags until replacements are available. For the millions of Americans who need their cars to live, these are simply not viable options.
Individuals affected by the Takata airbag recall can attempt to recuperate the economic loss of their vehicle by filing a Takata airbag class action lawsuit.