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At a Tuesday hearing, lawmakers “urged regulators to complete work on a federal rule that would require automakers to use email and other forms of electronic communication when notifying car owners about recall campaigns.”
The Science and Transportation Committee oversees the many automakers involved in the Takata airbag recall and is disappointed with the slow pace of repairs for vehicles with defective Takata air bags inflators.”
The Wall Street Journal reports the automakers have repaired about 21 million vehicles with faulty Takata airbags, but that is just around 42 percent of the 50 million or so affected vehicles. Moreover, the number of vehicles affected by the recall in the US is expected to reach about 70 million by the end of 2018. There are about 30 million recalled vehicles that still have yet to be repaired.
One of our former clients, Stephanie Erdman, testified before the same subcommittee when the initial hearings were held on this recall. Stephanie nearly lost her right eye when the air bag inflator in her 2002 Honda Civic exploded and shrapnel flew into her face after another vehicle collided into hers. She underwent several surgeries to remove the shrapnel and to reconstruct her eyelids. Stephanie recovered, but she does not forget her injuries. The attorneys at the Ammons Law Firm helped Stephanie achieve a just recovery. Now, Stephanie urges manufacturers and consumers to replace their Takata air bags immediately to prevent further injury and death.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective Takata air bag inflator in your vehicle, you may have a potential claim for damages against the manufacturer. The auto defect lawyers with the Ammons Law Firm have the legal resources and experience to assist you. Call 713-523-1606.