Latest Defective Air Bag Recall Covers 2.1 Million Vehicles

January 31, 2015

Over 2.12 million vehicles have been recalled due to an auto defect that can cause airbags to deploy inadvertently and in the absence of a crash.  The unexpected deployment of airbags while driving can lead to serious injury or death and creates an unacceptable hazard to car owners, their passengers, and other motorists on the road.

The recall affects several early 2000’s model vehicles manufactured by Honda, Chrysler, and Toyota, including:

  • 2003-04 Acura MDX
  • 2003-04 Dodge Viper
  • 2002-04 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 2002-03 Jeep Liberty
  • 2003-04 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003-04 Pontiac Vibe
  • 2003-04 Toyota Corolla
  • 2003-04 Toyota Matrix
  • 2003-04 Toyota Avalon

Owners of these vehicles may recall an earlier recall for the same issue.  It was recently discovered that the supposed remedy offered in the previous recall failed to fix the airbag defects.  Consumers who previously took their vehicles in as part of that recall will once again need to have their vehicles examined.

This latest recall comes in the wake of the Takata airbag recall, which the airbag injury lawyers of Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA have been investigating since last fall.  While the Takata airbag recall and this new recall involve different types of airbag defects, the dangers and injuries these unsafe airbags may cause are quite similar.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging owners of vehicles affected by either recall to take immediate action to protect themselves and others on the road.

If you or a loved one have been injured as the result of an inadvertent airbag deployment, contact the Cleveland, Ohio airbag injury lawyers at Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA for a free consultation.

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