Separately, your vehicle’s sun visors and airbags might seem harmless. But the combination of deploying airbags and in-use sun visors can have dangerous consequences, including possible blindness. Here’s an actual incident that explains why:
Read the insider's tips for the questions that will help you choose an airbag lawyer for your potential case.
3 Questions to Ask Before Determing if an Airbag Caused Injury or Wrongful Death. 1. Should the airbag have deployed? 2. Did the airbag deploy late? 3. Did the airbag have specific crash safety features?
Recalls - Unfortunately, many clocksprings have proven to be defective. Although millions of them have been recalled, there are still many of them on the road today.
All vehicles do not have side airbags. In fact, two common defects in airbag systems are the lack of a side airbag and the installation of only a torso airbag (which may not protect your head and neck during an accident).
19 May 2013
A recent report on NBC News highlights differences in airbags and other important safety features in cars sold in other countries. The reports specifically discussed the cars currently being sold in Brazil, and their (lack of) certain safety features. According to the report, many of the cars lack basic safety features such as air bags, [...]
16 May 2013
Honda is recalling 561,422 model year 2001-2003 Honda Civic, model year 2002-2003 Honda CR-V, and model year 2002 Honda Odyssey vehicles to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag. This recall addresses both the [...]
08 November 2012
The government agency responsible for car and truck recalls (the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has recently issued a Safety Advisory warning consumers about the dangers of counterfeit airbags. To make matters worse, some of these dangerous airbags actually have the logos and insignia of major automakers to make them seem like genuine parts – [...]
22 March 2012
Nissan is recalling 1,349 model year 2003-2005 Infiniti Q45 vehicles. A wiring connector for the seat mounted airbag may experience increased electrical resistance, resulting in the non-deployment of the side air bags. Non-deployment of side air bags could increase the risk of personal injury. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about March [...]
19 March 2012
Volvo is recalling 17,000 model year 2012 Volvo S60, Volvo XC60, Volvo S80 and Volvo XC70 vehicles manufactured from May 16, 2011 through October 6, 2011. In these vehicles, the wire harness under the front seats may have not been attached properly to the seat frame. As a result, when the seats are moved to [...]
17 March 2012
Subaru is recalling 381 model year 2012 Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback vehicles manufactured from December 1, 2011 through December 23, 2011. These vehicles may be equipped with side curtain air bags that contain an incorrect propellant mixture for the initiator component used, resulting in insufficient output of compressed gas. The side curtain air bags [...]
05 February 2012
Honda is recalling 347 certan model year 2012 Honda Accord and Honda Crosstour vehicles. The driver-side or passenger-side side curtain airbag inflator may not have been manufactured according to correct specifications. In the event of a crash, the side curtain airbag may fail to deploy, increasing the risk of injury. The safety recall is expected [...]
03 February 2012
Toyota is recalling 427 model year 2011 Toyota RAV4 vehicles manufactured from November 24, 2011 through December 19, 2011. In the curtain shield airbags, propellant with the incorrect specification was used for the initiator assembled in the airbag inflator. In this condition, the inflator may not perform properly, causing one or both curtain shield airbags [...]