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.
Todd Tracy on Takata Airbag Recall
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.
Congressional hearing last month urged Takata executive to create a compensation fund for victims similar to one established by General Motors after its ignition switch recall. Kevin Kennedy, an executive vice president, from Takata said, “Takata believes that a national compensation fund is not currently required,”
On the Congressional hearing with update on Takata airbag recall, the honorable chairman from Texas, Mr. Burgess expressed his serious concern over the deficient Takata airbags that could rupture metal shrapnel in to the occupants of the vehicle killing and injuring public at large. Since last hearing, tragically, there has been an additional death attributed to an […]
Takata Executive Vice President of North America Kevin Kennedy testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 2, 2015, before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. “We deeply regret each instance in which someone has been injured or killed,” Kevin Kennedy, the executive vice president of North America Takata, told a House […]
Vehicle Crashworthiness Trial Attorney E. Todd Tracy is speaking at 2015 Midyear TTLA(Texas Trial Lawyers Association) Conference and CLE Seminar on June 3rd 2015 at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown. As a 2015 Board of Directors for TTLA, Mr. Tracy will be speaking on “Why Airbag Shortcomings will Jeopardize Vehicle Safety for the Next 10 […]