Defective Airbag Lawyers Serving North Carolina

Tens of millions of cars and trucks produced by 19 different automakers have been recalled because of airbags that may explode when deployed. The Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp. is responsible for the faulty parts in the airbags. The chemicals in Takata airbag inflators can deteriorate over time, causing an explosion and serious injuries from metal shrapnel. The risk of injury is a particular concern in southern states such as North Carolina where prolonged exposure to high temperatures and humidity can cause the chemicals to degrade more quickly.

The deadly airbags have been linked to more than 300 injuries and 15 deaths to date, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). When defective airbags and other automotive components cause injury, the manufacturers of the defective product should pay for the harm caused.

The attorneys at Hardison & Cochran are investigating motor vehicle accidents in North Carolina causing injuries or deaths that involved recalled vehicles in which the airbags deployed. If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash involving a vehicle that is on the airbag recall list, please contact us for a free evaluation of your legal options. Auto manufacturers and makers of automotive components have a legal obligation to produce vehicles that are safe.

Listing of Vehicles with Potentially Defective Airbags

The Takata airbag recall is the largest and most complex automotive recall in U.S. history, involving nearly 40 million vehicles manufactured by 19 different manufacturers. More airbags are scheduled to be recalled by December 2019, increasing the total number of airbags recalled to 65 million to 70 million, according to the NHTSA.

The airbag recall currently applies to the following make and model year vehicles:

Acura (Honda)

  • 2003 Acura 3.2CL
  • 2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL
  • 2013-2016 Acura ILX
  • 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid
  • 2003-2006 Acura MDX
  • 2007-2016 Acura RDX
  • 2005-2012 Acura RL
  • 2009-2014 Acura TL
  • 2009-2014 Acura TSX
  • 2010-2013 Acura ZDX

Audi (VW)

  • 2006-2013 Audi A3
  • 2005-2008 Audi A4 Avant
  • 2007-2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet
  • 2005-2008 Audi A4 Sedan
  • 2010-2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet
  • 2006-2011 Audi A6 Avant
  • 2005-2011 Audi A6 Sedan
  • 2009-2012 Audi Q5
  • 2017 Audi R8
  • 2008 Audi RS 4 Cabriolet
  • 2007-2008 Audi RS 4 Sedan
  • 2005-2008 Audi S4 Avant
  • 2007-2009 Audi S4 Cabriolet
  • 2005-2008 Audi S4 Sedan
  • 2010-2012 Audi S5 Cabriolet
  • 2007-2011 Audi S6 Sedan
  • 2016-2017 Audi TT

BMW

  • 2008-2013 BMW 1 Series
  • 2000-2013 BMW 3 Series
  • 2001-2003 BMW 5 Series
  • 2013-2015 BMW X1
  • 2007-2010 BMW X3
  • 2001-2003 BMW X5
  • 2007-2013 BMW X5
  • 2008-2014 BMW X6
  • 2010-2011 BMW X6 Hybrid

Cadillac (GM)

  • 2007-2014 Cadillac Escalade
  • 2007-2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 2007-2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT

Chevrolet (GM)

  • 2007-2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
  • 2007-2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD
  • 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado LD
  • 2007-2014 Chevrolet Suburban
  • 2007-2014 Chevrolet Tahoe

Chrysler

  • 2005-2015 Chrysler 300
  • 2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen
  • 2007-2008 Chrysler Crossfire

Daimler Trucks North America (Sterling Bullet)

  • 2008-2009 Sterling Bullet

Daimler Vans USA LLC (Sprinter)

  • 2007-2009 Dodge Sprinter
  • 2007-2017 Freightliner Sprinter
  • 2010-2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Dodge/Ram (Chrysler)

  • 2008-2014 Dodge Challenger
  • 2006-2015 Dodge Charger
  • 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota
  • 2004-2009 Dodge Durango
  • 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum
  • 2003-2008 Dodge Ram 1500/2500/3500 Pickup
  • 2005-2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup
  • 2007-2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Cab Chassis
  • 2006-2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup
  • 2008-2010 Dodge Ram 4500/5500 Cab Chassis

Ferrari

  • 2010-2015 Ferrari 458 Italia
  • 2014-2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale
  • 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale A
  • 2012-2015 Ferrari 458 Spider
  • 2016-2017 Ferrari 488 GTB
  • 2016-2017 Ferrari 488 Spider
  • 2009-2014 Ferrari California
  • 2015-2017 Ferrari California T
  • 2013-2017 Ferrari F12
  • 2016-2017 Ferrari F12 tdf
  • 2016 Ferrari F60
  • 2012-2016 Ferrari FF
  • 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso

Fisker (Karma)

  • 2012 Fisker Karma

Ford

  • 2007-2010 Ford Edge
  • 2006-2012 Ford Fusion
  • 2005-2006 Ford GT
  • 2005-2014 Ford Mustang
  • 2004-2011 Ford Ranger

GMC (GM)

  • 2007-2014 GMC Sierra HD
  • 2007-2013 GMC Sierra LD
  • 2007-2014 GMC Yukon
  • 2007-2014 GMC Yukon XL

Honda

  • 2001-2012 Honda Accord
  • 2001-2011 Honda Civic
  • 2003-2011 Honda Civic Hybrid
  • 2001-2011 Honda Civic NGV
  • 2010-2015 Honda Crosstour
  • 2002-2011 Honda CR-V
  • 2011-2015 Honda CR-Z
  • 2003-2011 Honda Element
  • 2010-2014 Honda FCX Clarity
  • 2007-2013 Honda Fit
  • 2013-2014 Honda Fit EV
  • 2010-2014 Honda Insight
  • 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003-2015 Honda Pilot
  • 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline

Infiniti (Nissan)

  • 2003-2008 Infiniti FX
  • 2001 Infiniti I30
  • 2002-2004 Infiniti I35
  • 2006-2010 Infiniti M
  • 2002-2003 Infiniti QX4

Jaguar

  • 2009-2015 Jaguar XF

Jeep (Chrysler)

  • 2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler

Land Rover (Jaguar Land Rover)

  • 2007-2012 Land Rover Range Rover

Lexus (Toyota)

  • 2007-2012 Lexus ES350
  • 2010-2017 Lexus GX460
  • 2006-2013 Lexus IS250/350
  • 2010-2015 Lexus IS250C/350C
  • 2008-2014 Lexus IS F
  • 2012 Lexus LFA
  • 2002-2010 Lexus SC430

Lincoln (Ford)

  • 2007-2010 Lincoln MKX
  • 2006-2012 Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ

Mazda

  • 2004-2009 Mazda B-Series
  • 2007-2012 Mazda CX-7
  • 2007-2015 Mazda CX-9
  • 2003-2015 Mazda 6
  • 2006-2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed6
  • 2004-2006 Mazda MPV
  • 2004-2011 Mazda RX-8

McLaren

  • 2016-2017 McLaren 570
  • 2015-2016 McLaren 650S
  • 2016 McLaren 675LT
  • 2012-2014 McLaren MP4-12C
  • 2011 McLaren P1TM
  • 2013-2015 McLaren P1TM

Mercedes-Benz

  • 2005-2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • 2010-2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • 2011-2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio
  • 2010-2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
  • 2009-2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
  • 2010-2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  • 2009-2011 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class
  • 2009-2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
  • 2007-2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
  • 2011-2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class

Mercury (Ford)

  • 2006-2011 Mercury Milan

Mitsubishi

  • 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
  • 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
  • 2016-2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
  • 2004-2007 Mitsubishi Lancer
  • 2004-2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
  • 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
  • 2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider

Nissan

  • 2001-2003 Nissan Maxima
  • 2002-2004 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2002-2006 Nissan Sentra
  • 2007-2012 Nissan Versa

Pontiac (GM)

  • 2003-2010 Pontiac Vibe

Saab (GM)

  • 2005-2006 Saab 9-2x
  • 2006-2011 Saab 9-3
  • 2006-2009 Saab 9-5

Saturn (GM)

  • 2008-2009 Saturn Astra

Scion (Toyota)

  • 2008-2015 Scion XB

Subaru

  • 2003-2006 Subaru Baja
  • 2009-2013 Subaru Forester
  • 2004-2011 Subaru Impreza (Including WRX/STI)
  • 2003-2014 Subaru Legacy
  • 2003-2014 Subaru Outback
  • 2006-2014 Subaru Tribeca
  • 2012-2014 Subaru WRX/STI

Tesla

  • 2012-2016 Tesla Model S

Toyota

  • 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner
  • 2003-2013 Toyota Corolla
  • 2003-2013 Toyota Corolla Matrix
  • 2004-2005 Toyota Rav4
  • 2002-2007 Toyota Sequoia
  • 2011-2014 Toyota Sienna
  • 2003-2006 Toyota Tundra
  • 2006-2011 Toyota Yaris (Hatch Back)
  • 2007-2012 Toyota Yaris (Sedan)

Volkswagen

  • 2009-2017 Volkswagen CC
  • 2010-2014 Volkswagen Eos
  • 2010-2014 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2013 Volkswagen Golf R
  • 2009-2013 Volkswagen GTI
  • 2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2006-2010 Volkswagen Passat Sedan
  • 2006-2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
  • 2017-2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Even with the recall, many vehicles with potentially defective and deadly Takata airbags remain on the road. Certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles, 2006 Ford Rangers and Mazda B-Series trucks are at far higher risk of airbag ruptures and explosions that could kill or seriously injure drivers and passengers. The vehicle makes and models are:

  • 2001-2002 Honda Civic
  • 2001-2002 Honda Accord
  • 2002-2003 Acura TL
  • 2002 Honda CR-V
  • 2002 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003 Acura CL
  • 2003 Honda Pilot
  • Certain 2006 Ford Rangers (Ford will tow vehicle free of charge for repair)
  • Certain 2006 Mazda B-Series (Mazda will tow vehicle free of charge for repair)

The NHTSA warns vehicle owners not to drive these vehicles except to take them directly to the dealer for repair.

If you are uncertain whether your vehicle is affected by the Takata recalls, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website to search by the vehicle identification number (VIN) to confirm whether your vehicle is part of an open recall. If your vehicle is part of the airbag recall, call your local dealer immediately to schedule a free repair.

Nissan Airbag Recall

In a separate airbag recall, Nissan had issued a recall for 3.18 million vehicles in the United States because of an airbag sensor defect that may be preventing the front passenger-side airbags in certain vehicles from inflating in an accident.

The problem is with the occupant classification system, the sensor that disables the airbag if the passenger seat is unoccupied. The sensor has a defect, causing it to fail to detect an adult passenger sometimes and to deactivate the airbags.

Nissan has received more than 1,000 complaints about the sensor issue. The recall involves the following Nissan North America, Inc. vehicles:

  • 2013 Infiniti JX35
  • 2014-2016 Infiniti Q50
  • 2014-2016 Infiniti QX60
  • 2013-2016 Nissan Altima
  • 2013-2016 Nissan Leaf
  • 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima
  • 2013-2016 Nissan NV200
  • 2014-2016 Nissan NV200 Taxi
  • 2013-2017 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2014-2017 Nissan Rogue
  • 2013-2016 Nissan Sentra
  • 2015-2016 Chevrolet City Express

The attorneys at Hardison & Cochran have been closely monitoring the Nissan airbag recall and are accepting inquiries from concerned consumers in North Carolina.

Contact a North Carolina Airbag Recall Attorney

If you have been injured by a faulty airbag, regardless of whether your vehicle is a part of the Takata recall, you should seek qualified legal assistance. The attorneys at Hardison & Cochran are investigating car accidents involving airbag failures in North Carolina. Our law firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals who have been harmed by defective and dangerous products.

Contact us today by phone or through our online form for experienced legal assistance. We will respond promptly and provide a free legal review.