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The Oliver Law Group P.C. is investigating airbag failure lawsuits on behalf of individuals who may have been injured due to faulty airbags in cars manufactured by General Motors (GM). According to recent media reports, more than 300 people may have been killed in automobile accidents involving GM automobiles and airbag failure to deploy. Numerous others may have been injured due to airbag failure in GM cars.
If you or someone you love were seriously injured due to GM airbag failure, you can take action. Victims of airbag failure to deploy or other incidents involving GM vehicles can depend on The Oliver Law Group P.C. to aggressively represent their interests against those responsible for their pain and suffering. Please contact one of our GM airbag failure lawyers today for a free, no obligation review of your case. If you have a valid claim and decide to pursue a GM airbag failure lawsuit, you can be confident that the legal staff at Oliver Law Group P.C. will work to ensure that you are treated fairly and receive the justice you deserve.
GM Airbag Failures Linked to Faulty Ignition Switches
In March 2014, The New York Times reported that at least 303 people may have died in automobile collisions involving GM cars and airbag failure to deploy. The Times linked many of the collisions to a faulty ignition switch that can unexpectedly and suddenly move from the “On” or “Run” position to the “Off” or “Acc” position. When this occurs, the motor engine and certain electrical components, including the power assisted steering and anti-lock brakes are turned off, thereby endangering the vehicle occupants and compromising the safety airbag system.
The ignition switch problem led GM to recall more than 2.6 million cars in February 2014, including:
- 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
- 2005-2007 Pontiac G5
- 2003-2007 Saturn Ion
- 2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR
- 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice
- 2007-2010 Saturn Sky
The massive recall sparked a congressional investigation that ultimately determined that GM was aware of the ignition switch problem in 2006. At that time, the company made a modification to the switch that solved the problem. However, it never made a public announcement of this modification, or issued a recall at that time to fix GM automobiles outfitted with the faulty ignition switch.
GM Cruze Recall for Airbag Failures
In June 2014, GM recalled nearly 30,000 2013-2014 Chevy Cruze Sedans due to a defect in the inflator for the driver’s side airbag that could cause the bag to rupture. Metal pieces released due to an airbag rupture have the potential to seriously injure occupants of the vehicle. The faulty inflator could also result in a failure of the airbag to deploy, increasing the risk of an injury in a crash.
According to various media sources, the June 2014 Chevy Cruze recall was prompted by an airbag failure lawsuit filed in April 2014 on behalf of a Georgia woman who was blinded in one eye following an accident in October 2013. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff’s 2013 Cruze bumped the car in front of her, causing the air bag to deploy “with such force that it detached from the steering wheel and struck (her) in the face, causing her left eye to rupture.” Among other things, the complaint alleges that the woman’s car and driver-side air bag were “defective and unreasonably dangerous,” and that the airbag should not have deployed and the inflators were “over-powered and exploded.”
According to a report from Reuters, the airbags at the center of the Chevy Cruze recall were manufactured by Takata Corp, a Japanese company with a troubled history. Other problems with Takata air bags have led to the recall of about 10.5 million vehicles worldwide, many of them made by Honda Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp.
Earlier in 2014, GM had recalled 21,000 Cruze sedans from model year 2012 that were also equipped with Takata air bags that could fail to deploy in a crash because of electrical problems.
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