Takata Class-Action Lawsuits Filed in Canada Over Exploding Airbags

Takata facing three class-action lawsuits in Canada due to exploding airbags, more lawsuits likely.

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— Airbag manufacturer Takata has seen its share of lawsuits filed in the U.S. alleging the airbags contain defects in the metal inflators that cause the airbags to explode into flying pieces of metal.

Considering the U.S. is full of these lawsuits, Canadian law firms are now entering the rink with their own lawsuits representing residents of Canada.

Three Canadian firms have filed lawsuits against Takata, and a fourth law firm is preparing to do the same. If the legal complaints are certified by a judge, it's likely all the lawsuits will be consolidated into one huge class-action suit.

Three Ontario plaintiffs are seeking combined damages of $2.4 billion Canadian dollars on behalf of owners of vehicles equipped with Takata-made air bags. However, the numbers could change once Takata factors in the fiscal year's earnings forecast.

One of the involved Canadian law firms is Merchant Law Group LLP, which has launched a class-action lawsuit against Takata that could include 400,000 vehicles in Canada. The lawsuit will ask for financial compensation or benefits for affected Canadians who own or lease one of the defective vehicles listed below.

Acura

  • 2002–2003 Acura CL and TL
  • 2003–2006 Acura MDX
  • 2005 Acura RL

BMW

  • 2000–2005 3-series sedan and wagon
  • 2000–2006 3-series coupe and convertible
  • 2001–2006 M3 coupe and convertible

Chrysler

  • 2005–2008 Chrysler 300
  • 2007–2008 Aspen

Dodge/Ram

  • 2003–2008 Dodge Ram 1500
  • 2005–2008 Ram 2500, Dakota, and Durango
  • 2006–2008 Ram 3500 and 4500
  • 2008 Ram 5500

Ford

  • 2004 Ranger
  • 2005–2006 GT
  • 2005–2007 Mustang

Honda

  • 2001–2007 Accord
  • 2001–2005 Civic
  • 2002–2006 CR-V
  • 2002–2004 Odyssey
  • 2003–2011 Element
  • 2003–2007 Pilot
  • 2006 Ridgeline

Infiniti

  • 2001–2004 Infiniti I30/I35
  • 2002–2003 Infiniti QX4
  • 2003–2005 Infiniti FX35/FX45
  • 2006 Infiniti M35/M45

Lexus

  • 2002–2005 SC430

Mazda

  • 2003–2007 Mazda 6
  • 2006–2007 Mazdaspeed 6
  • 2004–2008 Mazda RX-8
  • 2004–2005 MPV
  • 2004 B-series

Mitsubishi

  • 2004–2005 Lancer
  • 2006–2007 Raider

Nissan

  • 2001–2003 Maxima
  • 2001–2004 Pathfinder
  • 2002–2006 Nissan Sentra

Pontiac

  • 2003–2005 Vibe
  • Saab: 2005 9-2X

Subaru

  • 2003–2005 Baja, Legacy, Outback
  • 2004–2005 Impreza, Impreza WRX, Impreza WRX STI

Toyota

  • 2002–2005 Toyota Corolla and Sequoia
  • 2003–2005 Matrix, Tundra

To learn more about the Merchant Law Group Takata airbag class-action lawsuit, visit www.MerchantLaw.com.