It seems as though General Motors (GM) just can’t get the airbags in certain makes and models of their vehicles to function properly. Our car product liability lawyers at Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers explain the auto manufacturer has initiated another recall due to these particular faulty car parts.
The problems for GM and their airbags began when the company was named as one of the many automakers affected by problems with airbags made by Japanese company, Takata Corp. The airbags were determined to have a malfunction that could cause shrapnel from the casing of the device to be hurled towards vehicle occupants when the unit is activated.
Airbags were also at the center of attention when the Chevrolet Cobalt was recalled last year as a result of faulty ignition switches that could prevent the vehicles’ airbags from activating during a crash. While the problem resulted in millions of recalled vehicles, new and unrelated problems with the Cobalt’s airbags have been discovered.
Estimates shows roughly 74,000 Chevrolet Cobalts are being recalled as a result of an issue with the wiring of their airbags. According to News Channel 10, a problem with the wiring in the driver-side airbag can prevent the unit from deploying in the event of an accident, putting the safety of vehicle occupants at risk. There has been one reported injury as a result of the problem, but the severity of the accident wasn’t reported.
At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, we encourage you to be aware of the latest recalls affecting your vehicles. Our Texas defective product lawyers say one of the easiest ways to do this is to enter your VIN number into the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Safercar.gov website.