Here are some of the current class action lawsuits we are working on.
Dates filed: November 12 & 25, 2014
Court: Supreme Court of British Columbia
Type of case: Consumer Protection/Product Liability
Garcha & Company have commenced class action proceedings against Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corporation, and auto manufacturers Honda and BMW for recalls stemming from defective airbag inflators installed in vehicles, which have caused numerous injuries and fatalities in the United States.
Honda is recalling approximately 700,000 vehicles in Canada relating to the defective Takata airbags and has recalled approximately 20 million vehicles worldwide since 2008, with the majority of them being in the United States.
BMW has recalled approximately 40,000 vehicles in Canada relating to the defective Takata airbags and 1.6 million vehicles worldwide.
Other auto manufacturers, including Chrysler, Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota, have also issued similar defective Takata airbag recalls.
The class action proceedings seek to represent anyone who purchased or leased vehicles in British Columbia which have airbags manufactured by Takata and have been subject to an airbag related recall or warning in Canada including, but not limited to, the following Honda and BMW vehicles:
The New York Times has reported numerous injuries and deaths in the United States linked to the defective Takata airbags and that Honda and Takata allegedly knew about the defective airbag inflators in 2004 but failed to notify government safety regulators.
Representatives of Takata, Honda and BMW have all appeared before United States Senate and/or Congressional committee hearings investigating the defective airbags and have been the subject of certain orders issued by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration for the production of information and documentation relating to the airbag probe.
If you own a vehicle manufactured by Chrysler, Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and/or Toyota which has been the subject of a defective Takata airbag recall, you may contact us for further information.