In continuing coverage, WPEC-TV West Palm Beach (FL) West Palm Beach, FL reports online on the efforts by governments and automakers to encourage drivers to check whether their vehicle has a defective Takata airbag and if so, have the airbag replaced. However, WPEC reports some drivers who discovered that their vehicle has a defective airbag have been told that dealerships do not have the parts to fix the airbags. One driver says she has been attempting to have her airbag replaced for the past three years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement to WPEC, “If for any reason an owner is then told parts are not available, they should contact the manufacturer at the contact information provided on our website or in the letter they received. They should also file a complaint with us on www.nhtsa.gov to help us investigate any possible violations of the coordinated remedy. Ford does have ongoing supply issues due to challenges in the development of safe remedy parts.”
From the news release of the American Association for Justice.