If you own a Toyota that was recalled due to the Takata airbag issue, then your car might be recalled again. Toyota back in January recalled over 601,000 vehicles to replace defective and sometimes deadly Takata airbag inflators. Takata announced that 3.3 million airbag inflators were defective and occasionally exploded. The airbags as of January caused 20 deaths across the globe and injured roughly 280 people.
If you are one of the lucky ones who got your airbags fixed before being impaled with shrapnel, your days of being lucky are over. Toyota is now recalling all the cars that have had the Takata airbag inflators fixed. Why? According to a Toyota Spokesperson, many of the airbags that were repaired were installed incorrectly. The recall notice said that the airbags were incorrectly fitted on the passenger side and could pose a threat to drivers because they would not inflate fully. Why they were installed incorrectly is not addressed in the recall notice.
Which brings us to the ultimate question: If drivers ignore this 2nd round of recalls, who is liable for injuries sustained in the event of an accident?
According to our lemon law lawyers, sending a recall notice doesn’t absolve the company of being responsible for anything that happens in the event of an injury.