Takata Airbag Class Action
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.
If you own or have owned a vehicle listed below, you may contact our firm by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling our toll-free phone number: 1-844-878-0444.
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:
2001-2007 Honda Accord
2001-2005 Honda Civic
2002-2006 Honda CR-V
2003-2010 Honda Element
2002-2004 Honda Odyssey
2003-2007 Honda Pilot
2006 Honda Ridgeline
2003-2006 Acura MDX
2002-2003 Acura TL
2002 Acura CL
2001-2006 3 Series Sedan, Coupe, Sports Wagon, Convertible and BMW M3
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.
AchTymichuk vs. Bayer Inc., Janssen Inc. et al
This proposed class proceeding involves the prescription, Ciprofloxacin (“Cipro”), Moxifloxacin (“Avelox”), and Levofloxacin (“Levaquin”), known as fluoroquinolone antibiotics, used to treat certain types of bacterial infections in adults, such as respiratory tract, urinary tract, and skin infections.
The Plaintiff and the proposed class members allege that Cipro, Avelox, and/or Levaquin are defective, dangerous to human health, unfit, and/or unsuitable to be marketed and sold to treat infections for which they are not required and lacked proper warnings and directions as to the dangers associated with all of their uses.
Bhangu vs. Honda Motor Company et al
This proposed class proceeding involves the purchase and/or lease of 2004 to 2017 Acura vehicles containing a defective hands-free link cellular phone system causing a parasitic drain or draw on the vehicle’s battery and electrical system resulting in a reduced value of the vehicle and endangering drivers by shutting down moving cars.
Gill vs. Yahoo! Canada Co. et al
This proposed class proceeding is brought on behalf of the Plaintiff and British Columbia resident persons who were or are account holders of the Defendant, Yahoo, and whose personal and/or financial information was accessed, compromised, and/or stolen from the Defendant, Yahoo, following data breaches by unauthorized third parties.
1006123 BC Ltd. dba Blitzkreig vs. Volkswagen et al
This proposed class proceeding was brought on behalf of members of a class consisting of the Plaintiff and all British Columbia resident persons who purchased and/or entered into a lease for certain Volkswagen vehicles which contained a defeat software device that provided false and inaccurate emission readings.
Nyden vs. Robert Bosch Inc.
This proposed class proceeding involves the deliberate use of a defeat software device developed and designed by the Defendant, Robert Bosch Inc., to give false vehicle emission test readings and deceive government regulators in certain Volkswagen and Audi diesel engine vehicles.