The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed numerous documents indicating that up to 12.3 million vehicles in the United States may have airbag problems. It has been determined that the airbags may not inflate in a crash and the problem could be responsible for as many as eight deaths. Right now, the focus is on vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, and Fiat Chrysler from the years 2010 through 2019 model years. And the airbag control unit in question is made by ZF-TRW.
NHTSA had earlier began a probe previously into these airbags, and upgraded the probe from a preliminary evaluation to an engineering analysis. Many believe these airbags are much closer to being recalled. Hyundai, Kia, and Fiat Chrysler have already issued recalls. Safety experts are concerned about a pattern developing with airbags.
As of right now, the focus is on electrical signals that may be produced during a crash that will disable the airbag control circuit housed in the passenger compartment. This would prevent the airbag from inflating which could create additional injury and damages.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as a result of a defective airbag, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling (713) 222-7211 or toll free at 713-222-7211.