As pressure on the Takata Corporation increases, Honda Motor is doing what it can to encourage owners to bring their vehicles in for repairs. The cars in question are equipped with malfunctioning airbags that have been linked to at least six deaths worldwide, according to the New York Times. At this point, only 14 percent of the affected vehicles have been effectively repaired.
Honda’s campaign to increase the number of repairs involves a number of channels, including social media, radio and newspapers. The company has focused its campaign on customers in locations with high humidity, where the risk of malfunction is likely highest.
Poor customer participation isn’t the only obstacle Honda faces as it replaces the faulty airbags. The parts needed to repair the recalled vehicles are in short supply. Some customers have even waited weeks for the parts to arrive. Honda maintains that it is utilizing all available parts, as well as making efforts to supplement the needed parts in the near future.
If you have been involved in an accident and you suspect that malfunctioning vehicle parts played a role:
• Check whether the part has been recalled. If a recall was issued but you were unaware of it, you may still be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer.
• Call a qualified Washington D.C. auto accident lawyer. He or she can help you decide how to proceed.
Our Washington D.C. auto accident attorneys would be happy to provide a free and thorough consultation about your recent accident and possible case. Call or email use today for more information.
Car accidents, which may result from faulty parts, are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury: March is Brain Injury Awareness Month.