How The Deadly Takata Airbag Recall Affects Our Family

How The Deadly

Takata Airbag Recall Affects Our Family

Recall of Takata Airbags

Victims of the Takata Airbag

A couple weeks ago my mother anxiously told me that she is driving a Camry rental car. She went on to explain the airbag on her Lexus had been recalled.

My reply, “The Takata Air Bag recall is that serious?”

Immediately, my mother educated me about:

  • The deaths from the airbags
  • How there are ten of millions of automobiles with these faulty air bags
  • Drivers with Takata airbags should not drive with anyone in the passenger seat
  • The replacement airbags may not be available until after January 2017

“Oh, I am sorry to learn people have died from the Takata airbag,” I said.

My mom, “Some of  the Takata airbags have caused people to died in a horrificly. The airbags can explode and shreds of scrap metal spray throughout the car.”

With an alarming tone I said, ” I am glad you were proactive.”

A few days after the Takata airbag conversation with my mother I received a Recall Letter from Mazda Corporation.

I do not place much importance on manufacter’s solicitation letters. Yet, my treatment of this letter from Mazda Corporation was different.

As I read the Madza Recall Letter, my mother words flew through my mind. 

Click on ” Takata Airbag Recall  Letter ” to view the recall letter sent from Madza Corporation. 

The section of the Mazda Recall Letter that concerns me the most is the BOLD SENTENCE that states:

Do Not Allow Anyone To Sit In The  Passenger Seat until the Airbag Issue has been corrected. 

What? Ugh? Really? Negligent? Dangerous! Were the words that immediately came to mind. 

If passengers should not ride in the passenger seat of the affected Takata Airbag vehicles then What About The Drivers Seat?

The deadly Takata airbags inserted into the passengers dashboard side are the SAME airbags on the drivers side. 

If passengers should not sit in the front passenger seat  then why should anyone drive a vehicle with faulty airbag? 

Suprising investigation into deaths, accidents related to the Takata Airbag go back over a decade. 

Over the past decade the Takata airbags have been the corrupt in horrific deaths. Many  people would have survived their accidents if the Takata airbag had not killed them.

The Takata Airbag Recall Letter I received stated the airbag to deploy abnormally iin the event of a crash. The airbag may rupture and metal may strike the driver or other vechicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death. 

Images of a deadly homemade bomb ran through my mind as I read more about the flying scrap metal.

Click on the following blue ling to see a list of automoblie models on the Takata airbag recall list. 

If you want to find out if your vehicle is on the recall list then click on the following link, Safercar.gov .

You will have to enter your vehicle identification number into the SaferCar.Gov website. 

A vehicle identification number is also known as a VIN.

You can find the VIN number on your vehicle’s upper left side of the dashboard or on the inside panel of the drivers door. 

Thankfully, the Madza Corporation is paying for my rental vehicle until the airbags in our Mazda CX-9 are replaced. 

My HypooGal ride is now a seven seater Dodge Journey. The Journey’s engine sounds similar to a lawn mower when I accelerate on the highway.  Overall, I have been happy with comfort and performance that the Dodge, Journey provides.  

My journey with Sheehan’s Syndrome can be read on, HypoGal, My Story. 

You can read about shortcuts to living with a chronic illness on the HypoGal Blog. 

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