What You Need to Know About the Honda Airbag Recall
Airbags are an automobile safety device that has been required in all new vehicles sold in the United States since 1998. Studies have shown that they save lives. However, when frontal airbags are improperly manufactured or installed, they can have the opposite effect when deployed. For instance, many airbags are manufactured using ammonium nitrate, which creates a small explosion that activates the airbags when their sensor detects a significant impact. Unfortunately, this chemical can deteriorate when conditions such as high levels of atmospheric humidity and temperature, resulting in explosions that have the potential to cause serious injury or death. The explosions cause metal shards from the airbag to become sprayed throughout the interior of the vehicle.
The Takata Airbag Recall
A number of auto manufacturers, including Honda, have recently been the subject of recalls due to faulty air bags. The Takata airbag recall involves passenger side airbags produced by parts manufacturer and supplier Takata. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated that this recall will eventually affect over 3 million vehicles in the United States, with more than 10 Honda models from 2009 through 2013 affected. Models involved in the Honda recall include the Honda Pilot, the Honda Fit, the Honda Insight, the Honda Civic, the Honda Accord, and several other popular Honda models.
What Honda is Doing About The Faulty Airbags
The Honda airbag recall is so extensive that it’s been implemented in phases throughout the course of several years. If you own a vehicle that has had a faulty airbag installed, you should have received a notification concerning the situation by the end of February 2018. If you have not yet done so, you should take your vehicle to an authorized dealer as soon as possible for a 100 percent free airbag replacement.
What to Do if You’ve Been Injured By a Faulty Airbag
If you’ve been a victim of the faulty airbags manufactured by Takata, you may have already accumulated significant out-of-pocket costs from missing work and other hardships created by the situation and are therefore struggling to keep your head above water. FCA Legal Funding has helped many victims of the airbag malfunction keep their lives on track as bills piled up. Our services aren’t loans — we provide pre-settlement funding for product recalls that isn’t required to be repaid in the event that you don’t win your case. Please feel free to contact us at your convenience for more information on how you can get the funding you need and deserve after being injured by a manufacturer’s error.