Vehicle Defects

NHTSA Upgrades Website to Provide More Info on Takata Airbag Recalls

Vehicle owners who aren’t sure whether their vehicles are under a Takata airbag recall can always check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) website to see. In fact, the administration recently made upgrades to that website to help give visitors more information about the recall, and where it stands now. NHTSA Gives Consumers More… read more

About a Third of Recalled Vehicles Remain Unrepaired

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), between 1996 and 2013, annual automobile recalls in the U.S. ranged between 10.2 million to 30.8 million. Then came 2016, and a record 53.2 million vehicles recalled—an average of 145,753 per day. Potentially defective Takata airbags were responsible for 29 million of those vehicle… read more

CBS News Asks Attorney Eric Chaffin About Takata Airbag Recalls

Eric Chaffin, personal injury attorney and founding partner of Chaffin Luhana recently appeared on CBS Local’s The Sunday Business Page in Pittsburgh to help explain the unprecedented product recalls over Takata airbags. In addition to delving into Takata’s cover-up of the safety issue, Chaffin talked about the very serious injuries that can result from accidents… read more

Honda Launches Ad Campaign to Get Vehicles in for Air Bag Repairs

In February 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) warned that nearly 90 percent of vehicles with defective Takata air bags had not yet been repaired. This is concerning as these air bags are at risk of exploding upon deployment, shooting metal and plastic shrapnel into the interior of the vehicle and potentially injuring… read more