The well-known auto manufacturer has recalled 37,000 Accords due to a potential airbag risk. The most recently affected model in the largest automotive recall in history is the 2003 Honda Accord. What makes this recall different is that the Accord was not originally manufactured with the Takata airbags; however, Honda is concerned that there could possibly be some Accords equipped with the defective airbags. This could be due to replacements made to the airbags over the years. Honda believes only about 2,500 of the 37,000 vehicles recalled could be affected, however, all registered 2003 Honda Accords with 4-cylinder engines will need to be inspected.
The faulty Takata airbags have been responsible for 16 deaths and over 100 injuries world-wide. The inflators carry the risk of exploding when deployed, releasing sharp, metal fragments.
How to know if your vehicle has been recalled
If you want to know if your Honda Accord has been recalled, you are urged to contact Honda customer service. You can also visit their website.
Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product
It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers. If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist. A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a defective product, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney to review your rights. Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.
The Car Connection, “2003 Honda Accord Coupe recalled to replace Takata airbag inflators”