With the Takata airbag recall continuing to grow, it is by far the largest auto recall in U.S. history. This not only means that millions of Americans are being affected, but millions are also living in fear that their vehicles may be equipped with the explosive airbags.
That fear may soon come to an end. SafeCar has announced that all vehicle identification numbers (VINs) affected by the recall are now loaded into a Lookup Tool on their website, SafeCar.gov.
Not only is this tool free to the public, but it also produces results within seconds and will inform consumers about all open recalls on their vehicle. SafeCar has also created a video which explains what to expect if your car is recalled and what you should do next.
Hopefully this new tool is instrumental in cutting down on the number of injuries and deaths that have resulted from the exploding Takata airbags, which have been plaguing vehicles in this country for years.
In October 2014, the first class-action lawsuit was filed against Takata Corporation, which alleged that Takata knowingly manufactured and continued to manufacture defective air bags for over a decade. Not only has the number of lawsuits continued to grow, the company could potentially face many more for their negligent manufacturing and the injuries it has caused.
Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger is currently reviewing and accepting cases of people injured by these defective airbags on a nationwide basis.