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#4518579 - 09/17/17 12:57 PM Takata airbag settlement letter help
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35872
Loc: Great Lakes
I'm sure some of you must have received similar letters. Can someone please explain to me in layman's terms what this letter is saying and what my options are/should be?

This legal speak is making me dizzy...

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#4518582 - 09/17/17 01:01 PM Re: Takata airbag settlement letter help [Re: Quattro Pete]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Loc: Great Lakes
Found this while googling, but still confused...

https://www.classaction.org/blog/i-got-a-takata-airbag-settlement-notice-what-does-it-mean

It talks about getting money back for repairs related to the airbag recall. Technically, I did not pay anything as the dealer performed the recall.

And I still don't understand what the implications are if I exclude myself from this settlement.
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#4518598 - 09/17/17 01:29 PM Re: Takata airbag settlement letter help [Re: Quattro Pete]
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Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 1067
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
I have a 2007 Honda Accord EX and a 2000 BMW 528i sedan. Neither has been subject to an airbag recall in Canada. I suspect both have been in the US.

Does anyone know if these "sold in Canada vehicles" have another brand of airbag? Another possibility is that Takata is simply playing safe by replacing American owner's airbags first.

Canadians are less likely to sue and even if they do, are quite unlikely to get awards of tens of millions of (82 cent) dollars.
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#4518638 - 09/17/17 02:34 PM Re: Takata airbag settlement letter help [Re: Quattro Pete]
Dumc87 Offline


Registered: 06/05/10
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I got the letter too, had the airbag replaced free of charge, and was as equally confused as you are.

I just let things be. Not sure how I can be at fault for anything?
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#4518642 - 09/17/17 02:43 PM Re: Takata airbag settlement letter help [Re: ecotourist]
Wolf359 Offline


Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 4753
Loc: MA
Originally Posted By: ecotourist
I have a 2007 Honda Accord EX and a 2000 BMW 528i sedan. Neither has been subject to an airbag recall in Canada. I suspect both have been in the US.

Does anyone know if these "sold in Canada vehicles" have another brand of airbag? Another possibility is that Takata is simply playing safe by replacing American owner's airbags first.

Canadians are less likely to sue and even if they do, are quite unlikely to get awards of tens of millions of (82 cent) dollars.


Probably less likely to be affected. It was really the heat and the humidity after several years that caused the compound to become unstable. That's more in the American south than anywhere in Canada.

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#4518644 - 09/17/17 02:43 PM Re: Takata airbag settlement letter help [Re: Quattro Pete]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41789
Loc: New Jersey
Its just a dirty moneymaking scheme from [censored] lawyers.

How many millions are they making off of something automakers are handling by recall?

I had heard Honda even had a goodwill loaner program for a while.

If it can be determined that nobody was injured or killed due to a faulty airbag during the course of this suit, I hope the lawyers are disbarred and made to pay the states for legal fees associated with entertaining this.

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#4518730 - 09/17/17 04:13 PM Re: Takata airbag settlement letter help [Re: Quattro Pete]
oliveoil Offline


Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 417
Loc: snow and sun
Tamara and the manufacturer 's are trying to do the right thing. I received a new airbag and it was only a little inconvenient. No need to sue for my inconvenience. Now the people who lost their lives because of a faulty airbag....their family's deserve compensation.

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#4518731 - 09/17/17 04:14 PM Re: Takata airbag settlement letter help [Re: Quattro Pete]
oliveoil Offline


Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 417
Loc: snow and sun
Spell check!!!! " Takata"

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#4518733 - 09/17/17 04:15 PM Re: Takata airbag settlement letter help [Re: Quattro Pete]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 3947
Loc: Ohio
Amazingly enough, my leased i3, which DID have an airbag replaced under recall, was excluded from the list of vehicles.
I want some money! mad
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#4518783 - 09/17/17 05:21 PM Re: Takata airbag settlement letter help [Re: oliveoil]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: oliveoil
Spell check!!!! " Takata"

I think I like Tamara better. smile
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#4518856 - 09/17/17 06:49 PM Re: Takata airbag settlement letter help [Re: JHZR2]
Wolf359 Offline


Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 4753
Loc: MA
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Its just a dirty moneymaking scheme from [censored] lawyers.

How many millions are they making off of something automakers are handling by recall?

I had heard Honda even had a goodwill loaner program for a while.

If it can be determined that nobody was injured or killed due to a faulty airbag during the course of this suit, I hope the lawyers are disbarred and made to pay the states for legal fees associated with entertaining this.


Actually several people have been injured and killed by the faulty airbags. It boils down to the propellant used. It was just unstable under high heat and humidity so the explosion was more powerful than anticipated. That's why the recalls keep expanding, the entire design is faulty but may be ok in some areas that don't have that much heat or humidity.

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#4518859 - 09/17/17 06:54 PM Re: Takata airbag settlement letter help [Re: Quattro Pete]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 13466
Loc: Chicago, IL
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
I'm sure some of you must have received similar letters. Can someone please explain to me in layman's terms what this letter is saying and what my options are/should be?

This legal speak is making me dizzy...

right-click.... View Image to see larger version.




This is a class action against BMW. The claim is that BMW knew about the faulty Takata airbags but kept selling cars anyway.

Go to the website and it will spell things out pretty clearly.
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#4518873 - 09/17/17 07:10 PM Re: Takata airbag settlement letter help [Re: Wolf359]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41789
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: Wolf359
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Its just a dirty moneymaking scheme from [censored] lawyers.

How many millions are they making off of something automakers are handling by recall?

I had heard Honda even had a goodwill loaner program for a while.

If it can be determined that nobody was injured or killed due to a faulty airbag during the course of this suit, I hope the lawyers are disbarred and made to pay the states for legal fees associated with entertaining this.


Actually several people have been injured and killed by the faulty airbags. It boils down to the propellant used. It was just unstable under high heat and humidity so the explosion was more powerful than anticipated. That's why the recalls keep expanding, the entire design is faulty but may be ok in some areas that don't have that much heat or humidity.


I understand that some people were. That prompted the recall.

I also understand that all automakers are making it right.

My comment was about the number of injuries since the recall started.

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#4518888 - 09/17/17 07:26 PM Re: Takata airbag settlement letter help [Re: JHZR2]
Wolf359 Offline


Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 4753
Loc: MA
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Originally Posted By: Wolf359
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Its just a dirty moneymaking scheme from [censored] lawyers.

How many millions are they making off of something automakers are handling by recall?

I had heard Honda even had a goodwill loaner program for a while.

If it can be determined that nobody was injured or killed due to a faulty airbag during the course of this suit, I hope the lawyers are disbarred and made to pay the states for legal fees associated with entertaining this.


Actually several people have been injured and killed by the faulty airbags. It boils down to the propellant used. It was just unstable under high heat and humidity so the explosion was more powerful than anticipated. That's why the recalls keep expanding, the entire design is faulty but may be ok in some areas that don't have that much heat or humidity.


I understand that some people were. That prompted the recall.

I also understand that all automakers are making it right.

My comment was about the number of injuries since the recall started.


I don't understand how your point has any bearing though. In theory if they replaced the bags before anyone is killed or injured, isn't that a good thing? Or are you implying that they should wait til someone is injured or killed before they initiate recall of the bags? If the design is faulty, then it's just a matter of time before someone is injured or killed. The suit is somewhat shaky though, while it's true that the auto makers knew, they also knew it took a few years before it became unstable and they didn't have an alternate source of supply as Takata made a lot of airbags for many manufacturers. I guess to lawyers, auto makers should just stop making cars until they could procure the correct type, but then they'd just go out of business.

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#4518937 - 09/17/17 08:21 PM Re: Takata airbag settlement letter help [Re: dparm]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35872
Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: dparm
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
I'm sure some of you must have received similar letters. Can someone please explain to me in layman's terms what this letter is saying and what my options are/should be?

This legal speak is making me dizzy...

right-click.... View Image to see larger version.




This is a class action against BMW. The claim is that BMW knew about the faulty Takata airbags but kept selling cars anyway.

Go to the website and it will spell things out pretty clearly.

I did, and it doesnt make it any clearer for me.

If I accept this particular settlement, do I forego my rights to collect from any future settlements?
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