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Takata airbag recall: What you need to know

Nicole Santo, Personal Injury Lawyer - Defective Air BagsFORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS - The death of a Fort Bend County teen has raised new concerns about the dangers of Takata airbags. The airbags remain in millions of vehicles despite a nationwide recall in 2014.

Huma Hanif, 17, is the 10th U.S. fatality linked to ruptures in the air bag inflators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed Wednesday. The George Ranch High School student was killed last week in a crash on FM 762 near Gonyo Road. The fender bender turned deadly when flying shrapnel from the airbag struck her neck.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed Wednesday Huma Hanif is the 10th U.S. fatality tied to ruptures of a recalled Takata air bag inflator.

Hanif’s 2002 Honda was part of the recall, but the family said they never received a notice.

On Thursday, the Fort County Sheriff’s Office urged drivers to go to SaferCar.gov to check for recalls on their vehicles.

You can also enter your vehicle’s VIN number here to check on recalls.

Many KHOU 11 News viewers tell us they tried to respond to recall notices, but were placed on a months-long waiting list due to a lack of available parts.

The Takata recall involves vehicles made by 14 different automakers. The NHTSA calls it "the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history."

Most of the airbags were installed in cars from model-year 2002 through 2015, according to Consumer Reports. The airbag’s inflator can rupture, spraying metal parts through the car. Exposure to high heat and humidity is believed to be one contributing factor.

Here is a list of the vehicles involved in the Takata airbag recall:

BMW

  • 2008-2013 1 Series (128i, 135i, M)
  • 2000 323i / 328i
  • 2001-2013 M3
  • 2002-2003 M5
  • 2002-2006 325Ci
  • 2002-2006 330Ci
  • 2002-2003 325iT
  • 2002-2003 325XiT
  • 2006-2012 325XiT
  • 2001-2011 325i / 325Xi
  • 2006-2013 328i / 328Xi / 328i xDrive
  • 2001-2011 330i / 330Xi
  • 2006-2013 335i / 335Xi / 335 xDrive
  • 2009-2011 335d
  • 2007-2013 335is
  • 2002-2003 525i / 530i / 540i
  • 2013-2015 X1 sDrive 28i / xDrive28i / xDrive30i
  • 2003 X5 3.0i / X5 4.4i
  • 2007-2013 X5 xDrive30i / xDrive35i / xDrive48i / xDrive50i / M
  • 2009-2013 X5 xDrive35d
  • 2008-2014 X6 xDrive35i / xDrive50i / M

Chrysler:

  • 2007-2008 Chrysler Aspen
  • 2005-2010 Chrysler 300
  • 2005-2010 Chrysler 300C
  • 2006-2007 Chrysler Crossfire
  • 2005-2010 Chrysler SRT8

Dodge:

  • 2008-2010 Dodge Challenger
  • 2006-2010 Dodge Charger
  • 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota
  • 2004-2008 Dodge Durango
  • 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum
  • 2003-2009 Dodge Ram 1500
  • 2003-2009 Dodge Ram 2500
  • 2003-2009 Dodge Ram 3500
  • 2008-2010 Dodge Ram 4500
  • 2008-2010 Dodge Ram 5500

Ford

  • 2004-2006 Ranger - Driver’s and/or passenger side airbag
  • 2005-2006 GT - Driver’s and/or passenger side airbag 2005-2014 Mustang - Driver’s side airbag

General Motors:

  • 2007-2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
  • 2007-2008 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
  • 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe
  • 2005 Saab 9-2x
  • 2003-2011 Saab 9-3
  • 2010-2011 Saab 9-5
  • 2008-2009 Saturn Astra

Acura:

  • 2003 Acura CL
  • 2013-2016 Acura ILX
  • 2013-2014 Acura ILX hybrid
  • 2003-2006 Acura MDX
  • 2007-2016 Acura RDX
  • 2005-2012 Acura RL
  • 2002-2003 Acura 3.2 TL
  • 2009-2014 Acura TL
  • 2010-2013 Acura ZDX

Honda:

  • 2001-2007 Honda Accord - Driver’s side airbag
  • 2003-2007 Honda Accord - Passenger side airbag
  • 2001-2005 Honda Civic - Driver’s & passenger side airbag
  • 2002-2011 Honda CR-V - Driver’s side airbag
  • 2011-2015 Honda CR-Z
  • 2003-2011 Honda Element - Driver’s side airbag
  • 2010-2014 Honda FCX Clarity
  • 2009-2013 Honda Fit
  • 2013-2014 Honda Fit EV
  • 2010-2014 Honda Insight
  • 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey - Driver’s side airbag
  • 2003-2008 Honda Pilot - Driver’s side airbag
  • 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline - Driver’s side airbag

Mazda

  • 2004-2006 B-Series Truck - Driver and/or passenger side airbag
  • 2003-2008 Mazda6 - Driver and/or passenger side airbag
  • 2006-2007 MazdaSpeed6 - Driver and/or passenger side airbag
  • 2004-2005 MPV - Driver and/or passenger side airbag
  • 2004-2008 Mazda RX-8 - Driver and/or passenger side airbag

Mercedes-Benz

  • 2005 C230 Kompressor
  • 2006-2007 C230
  • 2008-2011 C300
  • 2008-2011 C300 4Matic
  • 2005 C320
  • 2006-2011 C350
  • 2009-2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
  • 2010-2011 E350
  • 2010-2011 E350 4Matic
  • 2011 E350 Cabriolet
  • 2010-2011 E550
  • 2010-2011 E550 4Matic
  • 2011 E550 Cabriolet
  • 2010-2011 E63 AMG
  • 2009-2010 GL320 BlueTec 4Matic
  • 2011-2012 GL350 BlueTec 4Matic
  • 2009-2012 GL450 4Matic
  • 2009-2012 GL550 4Matic
  • 2010-2012 GLK350
  • 2010-2012 GLK350 4Matic
  • 2009-2010 ML320 BlueTec 4Matic
  • 2009-2011 ML350
  • 2009-2011 ML350 4Matic
  • 2010-2011 ML450 4Matic Hybrid
  • 2009-2011 ML550 4Matic
  • 2009-2011 ML63 AMG
  • 2007-2008 SLK280
  • 2007-2008 SLK350
  • 2007-2008 SLK55 AMG
  • 2011-2014 SLS AMG
  • 2012 SLS AMG Cabriolet
  • 2013-2014 SLS AMG GT
  • 2009-2010 R320 CDI 4Matic
  • 2009-2012 R350 4Matic
  • 2011-2012 R350 BlueTec 4Matic

Mitsubishi

  • 2004-2006 Lancer
  • 2004-2006 Lancer Evolution
  • 2004 Lancer Sportback
  • 2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider

Infiniti:

  • 2003-2005 Infiniti FX - Passenger side
  • 2006 Infiniti M35/M45 - Passenger side
  • 2001-2004 Infiniti I30/I35 - Passenger side
  • 2002-2003 Infiniti QX4 - Passenger side

Nissan:

  • 2001-2003 Nissan Maxima - Passenger side
  • 2002-2004 Nissan Pathfinder - Passenger side
  • 2002-2006 Nissan Sentra - Passenger side

Subaru

  • 2003-2005 Baja - Passenger side
  • 2003-2008 Legacy - Passenger side
  • 2003-2008 Outback - Passenger side
  • 2004-2005 Impreza (include WRX/STi) - Passenger side

Lexus:

  • 2002-2007 Lexus SC - Passenger side

Toyota:

  • 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla - Passenger side
  • 2003-2007 Toyota Matrix - Passenger side
  • 2004-2005 Toyota RAV4
  • 2002-2007 Toyota Sequoia - Passenger side
  • 2003-2006 Toyota Tundra - Passenger side

Audi:

  • 2005-2013 Audi A3
  • 2006-2009 Audi A4 Cabrio
  • 2010-2011 Audi A5 Cabrio
  • 2009-2012 Audi Q5

Volkswagen:

  • 2009-2014 Volkswagen CC
  • 2012-2014 Volkswagen Eos
  • 2010-2014 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2010-2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
  • 2006-2010 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat

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The firm’s Personal Injury Team, led by Attorney Joe Quinn, Jr., has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region's history, totaling over a half billion dollars on behalf of injured clients. The Personal Injury Team focuses on a wide array of personal injury claims and civil litigation, including medical malpractice, auto and truck accidents, aviation accidents, unsafe vehicles, dangerous or defective products, workplace injuries (worker's compensation), construction site accidents, claim denials by insurance companies, dangerous drugs, defective children's products, nursing home abuse and neglect, and falls due to unsafe conditions (slip and fall).

Attorney Joseph A Quinn, Jr. is one of only 100 attorneys in the United States (and one of only three in Pennsylvania) honored with membership in the Inner Circle of Trial Advocates, and one of only 500 attorneys worldwide chosen to be a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since the program began and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since the publication was established in 1987. Best Lawyers also named him top personal injury attorney for Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. In addition, Best Lawyers, in conjunction with U.S. News & World Report, has designated HKQ a Tier 1 Best Law Firm for personal injury and medical malpractice litigation in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

Since the inception of the firm, the Commercial / Corporate Team led by Attorney Allan Kluger has provided comprehensive, integrated legal services to many of Northeastern and Eastern Pennsylvania's largest corporations, businesses, banks, non-profits and institutions, handling matters involving labor and employment, wills, trusts and estate planning, estate administration, elder law, commercial transactions, residential and commercial real estate, zoning, land use and development, telecommunications, mediations and arbitrations, commercial litigation, title insurance, business planning and business succession, corporate/business structuring, employment discrimination law for employers, banking, creditor’s rights, finance, lender liability defense, covenants not to compete, construction law, mergers and acquisitions and other business matters.

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