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 Volkswagen and Audi vehicles from model years ranging from 2005 through 2014 contain the potentially deadly devices and are included in the Takata airbag recall, including Jetta, Passat, Golf, Eos, A3, A4, A6, Q5, R8, RS4, S4, S5, S6, and TT (the full list is below).
Contact Lieff Cabraser
If you own or lease a Volkswagen or Audi 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 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.
Affected vehicles include the following VW vehicles:
|CC 2009-2017||Passat 2012-2014|
|Jetta SportWagen 2010-2014||GTI 2009-2013|
|Golf 2010-2014||Passat Sedan & Wagon 2006-2010|
Affected vehicles include the following Audi vehicles:
|TT 2016-2017||S4 Cabriolet 2007-2009|
|R8 2017||A4 Cabriolet 2006-2009|
|A3 2005-2013||S4 Sedan 2005-2008|
|S5 Cabriolet 2010-2012||S4 Avant 2005-2008|
|Q5 2009-2012||RS4 Sedan 2007-2008|
|S6 Sedan 2007-2011||RS4 Cabriolet 2008|
|A6 Sedan 2005-2011||A4 Sedan 2005-2008|
|A6 Avant 2006-2011||A4 Avant 2005-2008|
|A6 2005-2011||A4 2004-2008|
|A5 Cabriolet 2010-2011|
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 Volkswagen and Audi continues. Please contact us if you are interested in exploring your legal rights against VW and Audi.