TRW Airbag Systems Face Potential Recall
ZF TRW Automotive, an American manufacturer that was purchased by a larger German company and which produces airbag systems that go into several highly popular vehicles, is currently under investigation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for producing airbag systems that may be prone to failure during an accident. If you have been in an accident where your airbag system failed to deploy properly, you should reach out to the expert personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP right away to get started on a claim.
The possibly faulty airbag systems can result in electrical issues that cause a total failure of the system to deploy, leading to much more serious injuries in vehicular accidents than if the airbag functioned as intended. Possible vehicle brands impacted by the TRW airbag systems include:
- Fiat Chrysler
These are some of the most popular car brands in the country, which means potentially millions of people are at risk should these airbag systems truly be defective. The NHTSA is currently looking into over 12 million vehicles for the faulty airbags, and a recall of affected vehicles is possible as their investigations continue.
It would not be the first time that an airbag system was recalled due to serious safety concerns. Japanese manufacturer Takata recently made worldwide headlines for its airbag systems – found in 19 different automobile variants – that had a tendency to malfunction or even explode, putting passengers and drivers at high risk for injuries. The NHTSA called it “the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history.”
There is no telling how widespread the TRW airbag system problems truly are, and we won’t likely know until the NHTSA concludes its investigation. However, we can assure any drivers of these vehicles that you have ample legal recourse through working with Altman & Altman LLP should you have an accident where the airbag system fails to function in any capacity.Altman & Altman Can Get You Results After an Airbag Failure
Getting into a vehicular accident is unfortunately a common affair for millions of individuals each year. There is no way to know when it will happen to you, but we should all be able to rest assured that if we are involved in a crash, our car’s airbag system will deploy and keep us from sustaining even more serious injuries.
In the case of TRW airbags, we may not be able to place our faith in that assumption. If there are fundamental flaws with the system, it may prevent the airbags from deploying at all, and there are additional concerns stemming from the same electrical issue that could cause the seatbelt locking mechanism – another safety implement that keeps drivers and passengers safe from worse injuries – to fail as well.
These airbag systems from TRW are already under investigation due to two incidents involving the systems failing to deploy, one of which resulted in a fatality. The stakes are too high on the road for airbag manufacturers to be anything but 100 percent certain their systems are functioning properly and don’t put consumers at risk of serious injuries or worse, death.
You may not know where to begin if you fear that your airbag system is malfunctioning, faulty or has already failed following an incident. The expert attorneys at Altman & Altman have over 50 years of experience helping people just like you navigate the difficult legal world that accompanies such situations. We can help you whether you are looking to find out if there has been a recall of your vehicle’s airbag system or if you’re looking to pursue legal action against a manufacturer following an incident that caused an injury.
Contact us online or call for a free consultation to go over the details of your case today at 617-492-3000 or toll-free at 800-481-6199. We are available 24/7 and can start the process towards financial compensation right away.