Takata airbags installed in many vehicles across the nation can pose a real risk to drivers. Because of the number of injuries and deaths caused by the exploding airbags, a recall on millions of vehicles from nearly all of the major automakers is in effect.
Unfortunately, many people who are hurt or killed by an automotive defect weren’t aware that their vehicle was under recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration makes it easy to check if your vehicle has been recalled by providing a list of affected models and years, instructions on what to do if your vehicle is under recall, and answers to common questions.
Best of all, they have a tool to help you know for sure if your car is under recall – simply enter the VIN number from your vehicle’s registration and they will determine whether or not that vehicle needs to be repaired.
Typically having the defect fixed costs nothing and doing so can save your life and the lives of your loved ones. For Americans whose cars and trucks HAVE been recalled, the best thing to do is to get the defective part fixed.
If you or a loved one have been hurt by a defect or malfunction in a recalled vehicle, or if you have been injured by an exploding airbag, contact a personal injury – wrongful death lawyer at the Des Moines Law Offices of John T. Hemminger for help today.
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