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NHTSA investigates faulty Takata airbags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation of the vehicles that may be affected by defective airbags, USA Today reported on June 11.

The NHTSA will examine the airbags installed in the front seats of some 1.1 million vehicles. In their initial probe, NHTSA identified Nissan, Honda, Mazda, Chrysler, and Toyota vehicles that may have the Takata airbags that were found to be defective and dangerous. Takata told the NHTSA last year that General Motors (GM) and BMW also bought airbags from them that were installed in vehicles sold in the U.S. A defective inflator reportedly causes the airbags to burst and shoot metal fragments at front seat occupants. The problem was linked to two deaths and several injuries.

In the event of an accident, vehicles equipped with faulty airbags can cause serious injuries and expensive hospitalization. Should you experience this, a skilled lawyer may work with you to seek compensation from the responsible parties. Speak with the legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® in Racine today at (262) 554-6200 to learn more about your options.

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