Deadly defects in 70 million Takata airbags have forced the recall of over 40 million vehicles worldwide. At least 19 deaths worldwide have been related to shrapnel firing out of malfunctioning airbags produced by Japan-based Takata Corp., thirteen of those deaths occurring in the U.S. alone. Numerous Fiat Chrysler vehicles from model years ranging from 2004 to the present — including many vehicles only recently added to the recall list — contain the potentially deadly devices and are included in the Takata airbag recall, including Chrysler 300, Aspen, Crossfire, and SRT8; Dodge Challenger, Charger, Dakota, Durango, Magnum, and 1500/2500/3500 Pickups; Jeep Wrangler; and Ferrari California, 458 Italia, 458 Spider, FF, F12, 458 Speciale, 488 GTB, 488 Spider, F60, and GTC4Lusso.
Contact Lieff Cabraser
If you own or lease a Fiat Chrysler vehicle listed below, then it likely has defective Takata airbags subject to an existing or upcoming recall. If you are concerned about the safety of your Fiat Chrysler vehicle and its airbags, please use the form below to contact Lieff Cabraser for a prompt and confidential evaluation of your case. You can also call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 and ask to speak with attorney Nimish R. Desai.
Fiat Chrysler Jeep Dodge Vehicles Affected by the Takata Airbag Recall
|Chrysler 300 2005-2015||Dodge Magnum 2005-2010|
|Chrysler Aspen 2007-2009||Dodge Ram 1500/2500/3500 2003-2008|
|Chrysler Crossfire 2006-2007||Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup 2005-2009|
|Chrysler SRT8 2005-2010||Dodge Ram 3500 Cab Chassis 2007-2010|
|Dodge Challenger 2008-2014||Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup 2006-2010|
|Dodge Charger 2006-2015||Dodge Ram 4500/5500 Cab Chassis 2008-2010|
|Dodge Dakota 2005-2011||Jeep Wrangler 2007-2016|
|Dodge Durango 2004-2009|
Takata Airbag Problems and Airbag Recall Lawsuits
The recalled Takata airbags contain a dangerous propellant that can cause the airbag to explode, shooting metal casing debris towards drivers and passengers. The complaints charge that Takata knew of defects in its airbags long before the first recalls and that the auto manufacturers also knew or should have known that the airbags were dangerous and even lethal. Litigation is ongoing.
Legal Rights of Persons Injured in Unsafe Cars and by Defective Airbags
Automakers have a legal duty to produce cars and components that are safe, and promptly correct any known safety defects. Class action lawsuits are designed to recover economic losses purchasers of these defective vehicles have suffered. Plaintiffs are awaiting court approval of class settlements with five of the automakers, but the case against Fiat Chrysler continues. Please contact us if you are interested in exploring your legal rights against Fiat Chrysler.