Honda, Daihatsu Recall 5 Million Takata Airbags Due to Defective Inflator Part

A worldwide recall on Takata airbags expanded Friday morning as both Honda Motor Co. and Daihatsu announced the recall of nearly 5 million vehicles.

The two auto giants join Toyota and Nissan — who one day earlier this week announced roughly 6.5 million vehicles were subject to recall for the faulty airbags made by Japan-based Takata.

The issue involves defective airbag inflators that can cause the airbags to explode during a car crash and spray metal fragments into drivers and passengers causing injuries or even deaths. Specifically, these particular airbag inflators may rupture when moisture gets into them.

The majority of the cars affected in today’s recall are from Honda. Some 4.89 million Honda vehicles and roughly 260,000 Toyota Motor Corp. subsidiary Daihatsu cars are being recalled.

Unlike Thursday’s recall for Toyota and Nissan, however, the latest recall only affects vehicles sold outside of the United States in Japan

“These types of recalls are vital to consumer safety. We need to alert consumers right away so they can repair their vehicle and potentially save lives,” said Attorney James Johnson, a Lemon Law and Personal Injury Attorney who serves California.

So what to do if you are a car owner who has a defect that is a safety issue, repeated problems or it’s just not living up to the quality standards you expect?

If you vehicle is under warranty and repeatedly breaks down, is defective and it’s spending too much time in the auto repair shop, it’s possible you have a lemon and under the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and or California Lemon Laws.

The purchaser may be covered under either express or implied warranties. The first is a statement in writing such as in the owner’s manual, a sales contract or advertising materials that  a consumer relies on and expects a certain minimum quality standard. The warranty may be breached if the product does not live up to expectations or is defective.

Keep in mind that California and federal state laws provide attorney fees as part of the payment due upon the successful case and there is no charge to call an attorney to find out if you have a case.

If a car dealer sells you a lemon, you may be able to get a buy back or replacement under California Lemon Law.  Call Johnson Attorneys Group today at 800-235-6801 to speak with an attorney.

James Johnson ESQ

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