While the initial airbag recall for Takata only included vehicles in the humid southern states of the U.S., Ford Motor Company is recalling over 27,000 automobiles in Canada in compliance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) requirements.
Takata airbags are being recalled on a massive scale because a defect has been found that can cause the airbags to explode without warning. There have been at least four deaths and numerous injuries due to these defective airbags. In the cases where people were injured or killed by these airbags, the airbag inflators would burst and send shrapnel at drivers and passengers.
While it was at first believed that the airbags were only at danger of explosion in humid areas, the NHTSA pushed for a more thorough recall. Honda and Mazda have recalled vehicles with Takata airbags nationwide in the United States, while Ford has expanded the recall to all of North America. It is expected that other car agencies will follow suit and recall these vehicles all across the continent.
The majority of vehicles being recalled in Canada are Ford Mustangs made between 2005 and 2008 and the Ford GT made between 2005 and 2006.
If you've suffered an injury or accident due to a defective airbag or any other defective product, anywhere in British Columbia, please contact the Vancouver personal injury lawyers at Stephens & Holman today. Call us at 604-730-4120.