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Nissan expands recall after woman is injured by exploding airbag

Nissan is adding 45,000 smaller vehicles to a previous recall following a Louisiana woman’s injuries in one of their vehicles, according to a CBS DFW article on April 16. Allegedly, the woman was injured by flying metal shrapnel after her passenger airbag exploded.

In November, 2014, Nissan recalled 52,000 of their vehicles due to faulty airbag inflation mechanisms made by Takata. Nissan is one of 10 different automakers who have recalled over 22 million vehicles worldwide for similar airbag issues.

An attorney for the Louisiana victim said that her injuries raise the question of whether more vehicles with Takata airbags should be added to this expansive recall.

It is the responsibility of auto manufacturers to ensure that their vehicles are safe before making it into the hands of consumers. If you or someone you love has been injured because of a vehicle defect, the skilled product liability attorneys of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck, P.A., in West Palm Beach may be able to help you fight for compensation to cover any damages. To learn more about how an attorney can help you, please call our offices in West Palm Beach at (561) 689-8180 today.

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