More Faulty Airbags: Toyota And Lexus Recall 49,000 Vehicles
Toyota and Lexus have recalled 49,000 more vehicles in the U.S. due to an electrical issue that could prevent the deployment of airbags in a collision leaving passengers unprotected, and susceptible to very serious injuries.
2016 Prius hybrids, 2016 Lexus RX SUVs, and 2015-16 Lexus NX hybrids are on the latest list of recalled vehicles due to potential airbag deployment failure.
What causes airbag defects?
The airbag sensors have insulation layers that could peel over time, and an open circuit could be created. If this were to happen, the airbag warning light would turn on, and the side, curtain shield, and front airbags may not deploy. An airbag non-deployment poses a risk of injury to the occupants in the event of a crash.
How to find out if your vehicle is affected?
You can search on the National Traffic Safety Administration’s recall site by entering your vehicle identification number (VIN) to check if your vehicle is on the recall list.
According to Toyota, notifications will be sent to the owner’s of the affected vehicles starting late March. Lexus and Toyota will inspect sensors and replace them if needed.
How can a lawsuit help?
The dangers associated with faulty airbag recalls are extremely serious and can even be deadly. Airbags are supposed to protect us, unfortunately, the outcry for help from consumers keeps on growing when it comes to defective airbags. Manufacturers need to be held accountable for their negligence. If you or someone you love sustained injuries or even death due to a faulty airbag, by filing a lawsuit, you may be able to collect for any losses associated with your injuries. Some examples may be:
Pain and suffering
How The Carlson Law Firm can help
If you or a loved one was injured or killed due to a defective airbag, don’t hesitate to contact an Auto Product Liability Attorney at The Carlson Law Firm as soon as possible. Our experienced attorneys, legal assistants, private investigators, and nurses will help you uncover answers to the questions surrounding your airbag malfunction while seeking rightfuly deserved compensation for your injuries.
Contact us today for a free no obligation consultation. We care, we can help.
- Written by Adriana Torres