The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urges owners of the following Nissan vehicles to act immediately to replace defective Takata airbags:
The faulty Takata airbags are alleged to deploy improperly or with too much force, causing injuries to vehicle. The airbags may also rupture, spraying metal shards at vehicle occupants.
If you drive one of the above-named Nissan Maxima, Pathfinder, or Sentra models and suffered an injury caused by the vehicle’s airbag, please contact The Cochran Firm, D.C. You may be eligible for significant compensation. Our team of experienced product liability attorneys is actively investigating claims arising from defective Takata airbags.
Even though Takata is based in Japan, American law requires Takata to sell products that meet safety guidelines in the United States. When a company fails to meet government safety standards, the law provides injured consumers with a means to hold wrongdoers accountable. The seasoned lawyers of The Cochran Firm, D.C. have the experience and knowledge to help you navigate the complicated legal process governing product liability law. We design our case strategies with the goal of securing the highest level of compensation for our clients and to hold wrongdoers accountable so that others are not injured.
U.S. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have called for a criminal investigation into Takata over whether the Japanese company attempted to hide defects after the airbag problem first became known. Sen. Blumenthal has stated he intends to request that the U.S. Department of Transportation force Takata to increase production of replacement airbags. The NHTSA has said it is most concerned about air bag failures linked to extended exposure to high humidity.
Due to deaths and catastrophic injuries linked to defective exploding Takata airbags, the NHTSA recommends that drivers of recalled vehicles, including the Nissan Maxima 2001-2003, Pathfinder 2001-2004, Sentra 2002-2006, take the vehicles to a dealer promptly to have the car fixed.
Nissan Maxima 2001-2003 airbag recall
The Nissan Maxima is a four-door sports car that was originally marketed as the Datsun 810 in 1976. In 1981, the “Maxima” model name was applied to the vehicle. The Maximas subject to the Takata recall were mostly made in Oppama, Japan with the exception of the 2003 model, which is when Nissan began assembling Maxima cars in in Smyrna, Tennessee.
If you drive a Nissan Maxima with a model year 2001 to 2003, the NHTSA urges you to promptly contact your dealer in order to have the defective Takata airbag components fixed.
Nissan has made the Nissan Pathfinder, a crossover utility vehicle, since 1985. The Pathfinders subject to the Takata airbag recall are part of the second-generation of Pathfinders. The second generation was originally made in 1995 and featured a more aerodynamic rounded styling than earlier Pathfinders. Owners of Pathfinders with a model year 2001 through 2004 are urged to visit a dealer to fix defective airbag parts.
The Nissan Sentra is a compact vehicle produced by Nissan since 1982. If you drive a Nissan Sentra with a model year 2002 to 2006, the NHTSA is urging you to contact your dealer to have the defective Takata airbags fixed.
The attorneys of The Cochran Firm, D.C. are actively investigating claims related to defective Takata airbags. If you were in an accident involving a Nissan Maxima, Pathfinder, or Sentra and were injured by that vehicle’s airbags, please contact us for a free, prompt case review. Because strict deadlines apply to filing claims, we recommend getting in touch at your earliest convenience.