• New Takata Airbag Death Reported in Texas

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 12-Apr-2016

    Last month, a 17-year-old driver of a recalled 2002 Honda Civic was killed after a Takata airbag ruptured during a rear-end collision in Fort Bend County, Texas. According to U.S. regulators, this accident marks the tenth fatality linked to an airbag defect that has prompted a worldwide recall of millions of vehicles. Nine of these […]Mercedes-Benz is the latest in a list of auto manufacturers recalling vehicles over airbag malfunctions. According to a report posted by the company on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, the automaker has recalled 126,000 vehicles in the U.S. over a defect in the airbag control unit. The malfunction either causes the airbags […]Auto recalls are expected to increase in frequency in the future as a result of increased scrutiny by federal regulators. According to a 2015 report, small recalls were up 42 percent from 2013. The report also found that nearly 90 percent of recalls in 2014 were initiated by car manufacturers. The authors of this study […]