New Vehicles With Exploding Airbags Are Still Being Sold
Consumers expect the safety equipment installed in their vehicles to do what it is designed to do, keep them safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Takata airbags have made national headlines after it was determined that the inflators can potentially explode with excessive force resulting in metal shrapnel spraying throughout the passenger compartment from the airbag. These defectively designed exploding airbags are believed to have caused 13 deaths and inflicted serious injury on more than 100 people worldwide.
The United States Senate Commerce Committee recently reported that Toyota, Fiat, Chrysler, Volkswagen, and Mitsubishi are still selling new vehicles equipped with these dangerous, exploding airbags. The new vehicles equipped with these airbags are not required to be recalled until 2018. In the meantime, auto manufacturers are not prohibited from selling them. They are not even required to inform a customer purchasing a new vehicle whether or not the vehicle is equipped with an airbag subject to the recall.
If you have been or are injured by an exploding airbag you may be able to hold the auto manufacturers accountable through the civil justice system. The manufacturers of dangerous airbags are responsible for all injuries caused by their defectively designed safety equipment. In order to be deterred from engaging in such conduct, manufacturers need to be held accountable for introducing dangerous products into the stream of commerce.
At Sanders.Law, we seek justice on behalf of clients through the civil courts. Our trial lawyers are prepared to discuss your airbag injury case and help you determine the best course of action in pursuing justice for your pain and suffering. Our civil prosecutors will help you obtain a just and appropriate resolution, holding wrongdoers accountable.