What You Need to Know about NHTSA’s New Airbag Investigation

Government Investigation into Failed Airbags in Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Chrysler vehicles.

When your airbags don’t inflate, you must investigate!

“What You Need to Know about NHTSA’s New Airbag Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expanding an investigation into malfunctioning airbags to cover an additional 12.3 million vehicles with airbags that could fail to inflate in a crash.

This recall affects certain models of cars by Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi, Toyota, and Fiat Chrysler, which contain an airbag control unit produced by ZF-TRW, a German auto-parts company.  The year, make and models vary, but if you have had any front crash with serious damage and your airbags did not deploy, you should contact us.

How does this happen?

This issue originates from “electrical interference from nearby wiring can cause the airbag control unit to fail.”  Also, wiring can corrode over time in some of these vehicles, resulting in non-deployment of the airbag.

What happens when the unit fails?

Driver and passenger-side frontal airbags can fail to deploy during a crash.

What happens if this auto defect has already affected me directly?

You need to contact an auto defect lawyer immediately. At the Potts Law Firm, we have spent years refining our skills as product liability attorneys. We have handled cases in many parts of the country and achieved great results for our clients in product liability lawsuits. It will not cost you anything to consult with an attorney at The Potts Law Firm, and you will only pay attorney fees and expenses if we win your case.

How can I find out if I’m affected by a recall?

Find out if your vehicle has a recall online at: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls  But remember, even if there is no recall, you may still have an airbag failure case.  We are airbag failure attorneys and have experience with these kinds of claims.

If you learn that you are driving a vehicle that has been recalled, it’s very important for your safety that you get your vehicle checked out as soon as possible. If you or a loved one have been the victim of an automobile defect, contact the auto defect attorneys at The Potts Law Firm to review your case.

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