TAKATA AIRBAG INFLATORS

1.  The law firms of Sutts, Strosberg LLP (now Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP) and McKenzie Lake Lawyers are prosecuting proposed class actions against Takata Corporation, TK Holdings Inc.(collectively 'Takata'), Honda Motor. Ltd.,Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.,Honda Canada Inc.(collectively 'Honda'),Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.,and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc.(collectively 'Toyota').

2.  The proposed class actions are:

Honda Airbag Inflators
This proposed class action concerns the life-threatening and dangerous Airbag Inflator that was negligently designed, manufactured and installed by Takata Corportation, TK Holdings Inc., Honda Motor Co. Ltd.,Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., and Honda Canada Inc. into the Vehicles named here.
Toyota Airbag Inflators
This proposed class action concerns the life-threatening and dangerous Airbag Inflator that was negligently designed, manufactured and installed by Takata Corportation, TK Holdings Inc., Honda Motor Co. Ltd.,Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., and Honda Canada Inc. into the Vehicles named here.
Nissan Airbag Inflators
This proposed class action concerns the life-threatening and dangerous Airbag Inflator that was negligently designed, manufactured and installed by Takata Corporation, TK Holdings Inc. ('Takata'), Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Nissan North America Inc., and Nissan Canada Inc. (“Nissan”) into the vehicles named here.
Industry Airbag Inflators
This proposed class action concerns the life-threatening and dangerous Airbag Inflator that was negligently designed, manufactured and installed by Takata Corporation, TK Holdings Inc. ('Takata'), BMW Canada Inc./ BMW Group Canada, BMW North America, LLC,  BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC, BMW AG, (“BMW”) Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, (“Ford”) General Motors Company and General Motors Of Canada Limited, (“GM”) Mazda Motor Corporation and Mazda Canada Inc., (“Mazda”) Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd., and Subaru Canada Inc. (“Subaru”) into the vehicles named here.
Chrysler Airbag Inflators
This proposed class action concerns the life-threatening and dangerous Airbag Inflator that was negligently designed, manufactured and installed by Takata Corporation, TK Holdings Inc. ('Takata'), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a/k/a FCA US LLC, f/k/a Chrysler Group LLC and FCA Canada Inc., f/k/a Chrysler Canada Inc. (“Chrysler”) into the vehicles named here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Additional recalls were announced in late May, 2015.  

4.  One registration system is available for all proposed class actions.  All potential class members should register here

5.  The law firms are working together to consolidate all registrations.  Even if you have registered with one of the other firms, it is important that you register in this system and keep your registration up-to-date.

6.  If you have questions, please call our toll free number 1.800.283.8960.

7.  If you would like to learn more about how a class action works, please click here.

HONDA TAKATA AIRBAG INFLATORS

8.  This proposed class action concerns the life-threatening and dangerous Airbag Inflator that was negligently designed, manufactured and installed by Takata Corporation, TK Holdings Inc. (“Takata”), Honda Motor Co. Ltd., Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., and Honda Canada Inc. (“Honda”) into the vehicles named in the following chart (“the Vehicles”):

MAKE

MODEL

MODEL YEARS: INCLUSIVE

Acura

El

2001-2003

Acura

MDX

2003

Honda

Accord

2003

Honda

Civic

2001-2003

Honda

CR-V

2002-2003

Honda

Element

2003

Honda

Odyssey

2002-2003

Honda

Pilot

2003

8.  In or about 2000, Takata adopted ammonium nitrate as the propellant base used in the Airbag Inflator due to, among other things, its low cost.

9.  But between 2000 and 2002, Takata did not handle this ammonium nitrate propellant in accordance with its own guidelines and specifications. This exposed the propellant to dangerous levels of humidity, and caused the Airbag Inflators to have a high rate of failure.

10.  In 2004, Takata and Honda conducted tests on the Airbag Inflators manufactured between 2000 and 2002 and confirmed that they were manufactured defectively. 

11. In 2013 and 2014, Honda revealed that the Airbag Inflators assembled into the Vehicles were defective through a series of vehicle recalls.

12. The plaintiffs allege that the defendants were negligent in the design, manufacture and installation of the Airbag Inflators in the Vehicles and that this is a dangerous defect.

13. The notice of action was issued November 7, 2014 and the statement of claim was filed on December 5, 2014.

TOYOTA TAKATA AIRBAG INFLATORS

14. This proposed class action concerns the life-threatening and dangerous Airbag Inflator that was negligently designed, manufactured and installed by Takata Corporation, TK Holdings Inc. (“Takata”), Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc., and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. (“Toyota”) into the vehicles named in the following chart (“the Vehicles”):=

MAKE

MODEL

MODEL YEARS: INCLUSIVE

LEXUS

SC-430

2002-2007

TOYOTA

COROLLA

2003-2007

MATRIX

2003-2007

SEQUOIA

2002-2007

TUNDRA

2003-2006

RAV4

2004-2005

 

15. In or about 2000, Takata adopted ammonium nitrate as the propellant base used in the Airbag Inflator due to, among other things, its low cost.

16. But between 2000 and 2002, Takata did not handle this ammonium nitrate propellant in accordance with its own guidelines and specifications.  This exposed the propellant to dangerous levels of humidity, and caused the Airbag Inflators to have a high rate of failure.

17. In 2004, Takata conducted tests on the Airbag Inflators manufactured between 2000 and 2002 and confirmed that they were manufactured defectively. 

18. In 2013 and 2014, Toyota revealed that the Airbag Inflators assembled into the Vehicles were defective through a series of vehicle recalls.

19. The plaintiffs allege that the defendants were negligent in the design, manufacture and installation of the Airbag Inflators in the Vehicles and that this is a dangerous defect.

20. The notice of action was issued November 7, 2014 and the statement of claim was filed on December 5, 2014.

NISSAN TAKATA AIR BAG INFLATORS

21. This proposed class action concerns the life-threatening and dangerous Airbag Inflator that was negligently designed, manufactured and installed by Takata Corporation, TK Holdings Inc. ('Takata'), Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Nissan North America Inc., and Nissan Canada Inc. (“Nissan”) into the vehicles named in the following chart ('the Vehicles'):

MAKE

MODEL

MODEL YEARS: INCLUSIVE

Nissan

Micra

2015

Pathfinder

2002 2003 2004

Sentra

2002 2003 2004 2005 2013 2014

Maxima

2001 2002 2003

X-Trail

2002 2003 2004 2005 2013 2014

Altima

2013 2014

Leaf

2013 2014

NV200

2013

Infiniti

FX35

2003

FX45

2003

I35

2001 2002 2003

QX4

2002 2003

JX35

2013

Q50

2014

QX60

2014

 

22. In or about 2000, Takata adopted ammonium nitrate as the propellant base used in the Airbag Inflator due to, among other things, its low cost.

23. But between 2000 and 2002, Takata did not handle this ammonium nitrate propellant in accordance with its own guidelines and specifications.  This exposed the propellant to dangerous levels of humidity, and caused the Airbag Inflators to have a high rate of failure.

24. In 2004, Takata conducted tests on the Airbag Inflators manufactured between 2000 and 2002 and confirmed that they were manufactured defectively.   

25. In 2013 and 2014, Nissan revealed that the Airbag Inflators assembled into the Vehicles were defective through a series of vehicle recalls.

26. The plaintiffs allege that the defendants were negligent in the design, manufacture and installation of the Airbag Inflators in the Vehicles and that this is a dangerous defect.

27. The statement of claim was issued April 10, 2015.

INDUSTRY TAKATA AIR BAG INFLATORS

28. This proposed class action concerns the life-threatening and dangerous Airbag Inflator that was negligently designed, manufactured and installed by Takata Corporation, TK Holdings Inc. ('Takata'), BMW Canada Inc./ BMW Group Canada, BMW North America, LLC,  BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC, BMW AG, (“BMW”) Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, (“Ford”) General Motors Company and General Motors Of Canada Limited, (“GM”) Mazda Motor Corporation and Mazda Canada Inc., (“Mazda”) Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd., and Subaru Canada Inc. (“Subaru”) into the vehicles named in the following chart ('the Vehicles'):

MAKE

MODEL

MODEL YEARS: INCLUSIVE

Subaru

Baja

2003

Impreza

2004

Impreza WRX/STI

2004

Legacy

2003 2004

Outback

2003 2004

Pontiac

Vibe

2003 2004

Mazda

Mazda6

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

MazdaSpeed6

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

RX-8

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

BMW

3 Series

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

Ford

GT

2004 2005 2006

Mustang

2005 2006 2007 2008

Ranger

2003 2004

29. In or about 2000, Takata adopted ammonium nitrate as the propellant base used in the Airbag Inflator due to, among other things, its low cost.

30. But between 2000 and 2002, Takata did not handle this ammonium nitrate propellant in accordance with its own guidelines and specifications.  This exposed the propellant to dangerous levels of humidity, and caused the Airbag Inflators to have a high rate of failure.

31. In 2004, Takata conducted tests on the Airbag Inflators manufactured between 2000 and 2002 and confirmed that they were manufactured defectively.

32. In 2013, 2014 and 2015, Subaru, GM, Mazda, BMW and Ford revealed that the Airbag Inflators assembled into the Vehicles were defective through respective vehicle recalls.

33. The plaintiffs allege that the defendants were negligent in the design, manufacture and installation of the Airbag Inflators in the Vehicles and that this is a dangerous defect.

34. The statement of claim was issued April 10, 2015.

CHRYSLER TAKATA AIRBAG INFLATORS

35. This proposed class action concerns the life-threatening and dangerous Airbag Inflator that was negligently designed, manufactured and installed by Takata Corporation, TK Holdings Inc. ('Takata'), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a/k/a FCA US LLC, f/k/a Chrysler Group LLC and FCA Canada Inc., f/k/a Chrysler Canada Inc. (“Chrysler”) into the vehicles named in the following chart ('the Vehicles'):

MAKE

MODEL

MODEL YEARS: INCLUSIVE

Chrysler

300

2005 2006 2007

Aspen

2007

Dodge

Charger

2005 2006 2007

Dakota

2004 2005 2006 2007

Durango

2004 2005 2006 2007

Magnum

2005 2006 2007

Ram

2004 2005 2006 2007

36. In or about 2000, Takata adopted ammonium nitrate as the propellant base used in the Airbag Inflator due to, among other things, its low cost.

37. But between 2000 and 2002, Takata did not handle this ammonium nitrate propellant in accordance with its own guidelines and specifications.  This exposed the propellant to dangerous levels of humidity, and caused the Airbag Inflators to have a high rate of failure.

38. In 2004, Takata conducted tests on the Airbag Inflators manufactured between 2000 and 2002 and confirmed that they were manufactured defectively.   

39. In 2015, Chrysler revealed that the Airbag Inflators assembled into the Vehicles were defective through a vehicle recall.

40. The plaintiff alleges that the defendants were negligent in the design, manufacture and installation of the Airbag Inflators in the Vehicles and that this is a dangerous defect. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

This website provides general information to potential class members on a proposed class action commenced against Takata and others. The court will ultimately decide who will be included as a class member.

The information collected about potential class members will assist counsel in prosecuting the class action and assessing what damages were suffered by the class as a whole. Providing the information requested does not make you a client of Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP.

The site is not designed to answer questions about your individual situation or entitlement. Do not rely upon the information provided on this website as legal advice in respect of your individual situation nor use it as a substitute for individual legal advice.

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