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Defective Airbag Lawyers Serving North Carolina

Air Bag Recall Lawyers

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


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


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


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


2007-2010 Ford Edge

2006-2012 Ford Fusion

2005-2006 Ford GT

2005-2014 Ford Mustang

2004-2011 Ford Ranger


2007-2014 GMC Sierra HD

2007-2013 GMC Sierra LD

2007-2014 GMC Yukon

2007-2014 GMC Yukon XL


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


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


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


2016-2017 McLaren 570

2015-2016 McLaren 650S

2016 McLaren 675LT

2012-2014 McLaren MP4-12C

2011 McLaren P1TM

2013-2015 McLaren P1TM


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


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


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


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


2012-2016 Tesla Model S


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)


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.

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