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Takata Apologizes

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Takata Airbag

Takata has apologized to the driving public on its website for the defective airbags in over 20 manufacturer’s cars:

Takata Corporation apologizes to the driving public for the widespread concern and inconvenience caused as a result of our inflators.
U.S. drivers: We urge you to visit the NHTSA website to check if your vehicle is under recall, and to take immediate action if your vehicle is identified as requiring repair.

In this apology, Takata “urges us to take immediate action.”  How?  Stop driving your only mode of transportation to and from work?  Hope you aren’t involved in an accident, and if you are, hope your airbag won’t explode and kill or injury you?  Play Russian Roulette?

If the manufacturers and their authorized dealers don’t have the parts to be able to repair the problem, what immediate action can consumers take?

One method is to write letters and make sure that they know you are the squeaky wheel.  At Lewis, Feldman & Lehane, LLC, we have already written letters not only requesting something be done, but also requesting a refund for the consumer, or at least compensation for the loss.