Auto Safety Expert and Dallas Personal Injury Attorney Todd Tracy warns that safety sensors often fail. Drivers should not become over dependent on collision avoidance systems.
Vehicles that are of the year 2008 and older are getting top priority for repairs for Takata airbag inflator recall as per U.S. Government. NHTSA defines the high-humidity region as Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Saipan, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“For years Takata has built and sold defective inflators, refused to acknowledge the defect, and supplied inaccurate and misleading information, putting millions of Americans at risk,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told a news conference. “American drivers should not have to worry that a device designed to save their life might actually take it.”
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has expanded its warning on airbag recalls to 7.8 million vehicles. Affected manufacturers include Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Ford, Chrysler and General Motors.
Kristin Hopkins from Colorado who is the mother of four and survived a horrific crash after being trapped in her mangled vehicle for six days. She lost both of her feet. She has filed a lawsuit against General Motors, claiming that her Chevrolet Malibu’s crash avoidance features failed at the critical moment before it happened.
Takata is planning extensive advertising campaign to first targeting high-humidity states like Texas and Florida for the consumers to get the exploding airbag defect fixed. NHTSA has already confirmed that Takata airbag rupture with metal shrapnel are most likely have a greater probability to occur due to prolonged exposure to high humidity.