Rochon Genova LLP Announces Investigation into Takata Airbag Recalls

TORONTO--()--Rochon Genova LLP announced today that it is investigating a potential class proceeding on behalf of all Canadians whose vehicles contain airbags manufactured by Japanese supplier Takata Corporation.

“The extent of the problem is only just beginning to emerge.”

The investigation relates to the recent recalls of more than one million vehicles across Canada, affecting a variety of vehicle makes and models. Defective airbag inflator and propellent devices may cause the airbags to deploy improperly, causing metal shards to shoot out and injure vehicle occupants. Five deaths and dozens of injuries have been linked to the defect worldwide.

Last week, Honda Canada Inc. announced that it was recalling 700,000 vehicles across Canada. More than 11 million vehicles of various makes and models have been recalled in the US.

US regulators have asked Takata to recall vehicles nationwide, but Takata has refused. Takata has faced calls by US senators for a criminal investigation, following revelations that it found a dangerous flaw in its airbags as early as 2004 but did not disclose it to safety regulators.

“Takata’s behavior is unacceptable, and they should be publicly held to account,” said Joel Rochon, partner at Rochon Genova LLP. “The extent of the problem is only just beginning to emerge.”

The recalls to date affect at least the following vehicles:

Honda:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nissan:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toyota:

 

 

 

 

 

Subaru:

 

 

 

 

 

Mazda:

 

 

BMW:

 

GM:

 

2001 – 2005 Honda Civic

2003 Honda Accord

2001 – 2007 Honda Accord with 4-cylinder engine

2001 – 2002 Honda Accord with V6 engine

2002 – 2004 Honda Odyssey

2002 – 2006 Honda CR-V

2002 Acura CL

2001 – 2003 Acura EL

2002 – 2003 Acura TL

2003 – 2007 Honda Pilot

2003 – 2006 Acura MDX

2003 Acura TSX

2003 – 2010 Honda Element

2006 Honda Ridgeline

 

2001 – 2003 Nissan Maxima

2002 – 2003 Nissan Pathfinder

2002 – 2004 Nissan Sentra

2001 – 2003 Infiniti I30/I35

2002 – 2003 Infiniti QX4

2003 Infiniti FX35/FX45

 

2003 – 2004 Toyota Corolla

2003 – 2004 Toyota Tundra

2002 – 2003 Toyota Sequoia

2003 – 2004 Toyota Matrix

2002 – 2003 Lexus SC

 

2003 Baja

2003 – 2004 Legacy

2003 – 2004 Outback

2004 Impreza

2004 Impreza WRX/STI

 

2004 Mazda6

2004 Mazda RX-8

 

2000 – 2006 3 Series

 

2003 – 2005 Pontiac Vibe

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Release Summary

Rochon Genova LLP announced today that it is investigating a potential class proceeding on behalf of all Canadians whose vehicles contain airbags manufactured by Japanese supplier Takata Corporation.

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