Ford and Honda recently added more than 1.5 million vehicles to the massive recall of Takata air bags. Honda is recalling almost 800,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. because of defective front passenger seat air bag inflators, which were made by Takata. Ford is recalling over 800,000 vehicles in North America because of the defective air bags.
Among the vehicles recalled include Acura MDX, Acura RL, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Honda Fit, Honda Insight, Acura TSX and TSX Wagon, Acura ZDX, Honda Crosstour, Honda CR-X, Honda Element, Honda FCX Clarity, Honda Pilot, Honda Ridgeline, Ford Mustang, Ford Fusion, Lincoln Zephyr, Lincoln MKZ, Ford Ranger, Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX, Ford GT, and the Mercury Milan. Fortunately, neither Honda nor Ford is aware of any injuries that have occurred involving these vehicles that are related to this recall.
Over 100 million vehicles have been recalled because of the defective air bags. It’s expected that the repairs will take years because of the size of the recalls and the number of vehicles being recalled. The air bags have been known to explode upon inflating, which can send metal fragments throughout the vehicle. It’s been estimated that 180 people have been injured and 16 killed because of the air bag issue.
Automakers have a duty to their customers to make their vehicles safe for customers. When they fail in that duty, they have a duty to compensate their customers for their lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and more. Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707, or visit us on Facebook to learn more.