Earlier this year around 30 million cars, trucks, and SUVs were recalled due to airbags made by Takata Corporation rupturing during a crash. These ruptures resulted in as many as eight deaths and hundreds of injuries.
The extent of the recall has caused long delays in repairs, which is why the car product liability lawyers at Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers would like to offer a few tips on how to handle the Takata airbag recall:
- Check to see if your vehicle is affected– Those whose vehicles are equipped with defective airbags should have received notices regarding the recall in the mail. You can also check to see if your vehicle’s airbags were recalled by entering your vehicle’s VIN number on the safercar.gov website.
- Schedule Repairs– If your car was recalled, make an appointment to have repairs made at a certified dealership. Unfortunately, many owners are experiencing long wait times to have repairs made.
- Request a loaner vehicle– Don’t drive your vehicle until the necessary repairs are made. While your car is in the shop, ask for a loaner vehicle to drive. Officials say many companies are offering this service. However, the law doesn’t require companies to supply a loaner vehicle.
The Texas personal injury lawyers at Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers hope these tips help to keep you safe on the road.