Worldwide Takata airbag defect sparks lawsuit
A class action lawsuit in Florida has been filed against Japan-based Takata Corp. and at least 10 vehicle manufacturers for allegedly allowing vehicles with potentially fatal airbag defects to remain in the market, BBC News reported October 28.
The lawsuit alleged Takata and the automakers such as Honda, Toyota, and General Motors, collectively stayed quiet and did not inform the public about potentially fatal airbags that could be equipped in certain vehicles. Upon the event of a vehicular accident, the defective airbag may scatter deadly metal bits to passengers. Multiple deaths and injuries have already been linked to the defective airbags.
Furthermore, an estimated eight million vehicles are being recalled due to the problem. Takata, however, estimated that nearly 12 million vehicles could eventually be involved in the recall.
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