Over the last few weeks there has been an onslaught of media coverage and public attention to the Takata recall issue that we have discussed here several times. Senator Bill Nelson, who has been a vocal critic of the manner in which Takata and auto makers have handled the recall, will chair a Senate Commerce Committee hearing today in which he will question Takata and other industry executives about what and when they knew about the problem. He will also question NHTSA about the role they played in the recall and what appears to be a broken vehicle and tire recall system.
As a result of the congressional and national media attention, there have been several new pieces of the reported story which have recently been made public. Today our firm filed an amended complaint which alleges many of these new facts and sets forth a detailed history of the reported defect story.
The timeline below summarizes the basic facts and history of the recall as alleged in the amended complaint.
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Defective Airbags Timeline