Car manufacturers are required to ensure their cars are safe for drivers and passengers. Unfortunately, not all defective vehicle components are discovered before accidents happen.
GM Ignition Recall
General Motors has come under heavy public scrutiny in recent months because of their failure to address an issue with the ignition switch in millions of vehicles. Reports indicate keys of vehicles equipped with the faulty switch can turn to the “off” position while driving. This can lead to loss of vehicle control and cause the airbags not to deploy. A massive GM ignition recall was launched in response to the problem.
A Japanese company that manufactures vehicle airbags is also facing scrutiny after reports surfaced of American motorists killed by defective airbags. According to madison.com, the most recent fatality was a 35-year-old man in Spring, Texas. After his 2002 Honda Accord crashed, an autopsy showed a shard of metal from the airbag was hurled in the man’s direction, striking him in the neck.
Auto Recall Injuries Can Be Devastating
At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, we’ve seen the damage that dangerous and recalled products can cause. Our Bryan defective product lawyers send our deepest sympathies to the family of the man who was recently killed, and we hope automakers take action to prevent further tragedies.