It’s been reported that yet another automaker has launched a recall impacting vehicles that were fitted with defective airbag inflators. This recall is important because it’s related to issues that could lead to serious and potentially deadly injuries.
So far, over a dozen of people globally were killed in accidents involving air bag inflators that ruptured mid-deployment. Over 100 others were injured.
Impacted vehicles this time include 51,352 units of the 2009 through 2014 Volkswagen CCs, the 2010 through 2014 Golf units, the 2010 and 2011 Eos units, and the 2007 through 2010 Passat Sedans and Passat Wagons. These vehicles, the reports demonstrate, come with driver’s front airbag that could experience excessive internal pressure. As such, the metal fragments could fly into the air and strike occupants, increasing the risk of serious injury.
Volkswagen has reported that impacted vehicle owners will be contacted on March 15, 2018 and that dealers will have all impacted vehicles inspected. The air bag modules in the impacted units should also be completely replaced for free.
We hope that this report does not get ignored like so many other recalls across the country.
Unfortunately, many cars across the state and the country have open recalls. As such, many of these vehicles are posing risks to drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
It is our hope as personal injury attorneys with many years of car accident experience that car owners are acting promptly once they learn about these recalls. It’s also important that when they do learn about a recall that impacts their vehicle, they do not postpone getting it checked and fixed.
Most auto, bus, and truck accidents happen because of negligence. But many happen because of equipment failure. It’s imperative that drivers keep their vehicles in top shape and automakers make sure that all equipment issues are addressed.
If you’re ever victimized and injured in an accident caused by a driver or equipment issue left unaddressed by an automaker or that you were not aware of, contact us immediately. Oftentimes, drivers think they can take care of their car accident case on their own. Unfortunately, that’s not always possible. As a result, drivers may not get the compensation they deserve and will end up covering the medical bills related to the injuries caused by the accident.
For more on the injury-related recall, follow this link.