Alert!  Takata Defective Seat Belts!

Posted on October 21, 2020 in Personal Injury

Alert!  Defective Seat Belts!

Takata is one of the largest suppliers of car seatbelts in the world, and they are looking at initiating a massive recall.  If you were injured while wearing a seatbelt and suspect it may be due to the seatbelt not working right, contact Gallagher & Kennedy for a free consultation.

Millions of vehicles could face recall due to faulty seat belts using parts provided by Takata, the same company responsible for the recall of tens of millions of vehicles due to defective airbags that caused hundreds of injuries and dozens of deaths.

Takata went bankrupt in 2017, but a Chinese-owned automotive supplier that took over the business recently announced it was examining 20 years of test data for seat belt webbing and has found inaccuracies suggesting the numbers might have been altered intentionally.

Government agencies are investigating the seat belts and have reportedly advised automakers to prepare for recalls.  Takata provided webbing for as much as 40 percent of Japanese auto production and 30 percent of the vehicles produced worldwide.  The recall would be enormous and the implications substantial for those affected.