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Millions of Cars and Trucks May Be Equipped With Defective Airbags

Millions of Cars and Trucks May Be Equipped With Defective Airbags
Millions of Cars and Trucks May Be Equipped With Defective Airbags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating about 12.3 million defective airbags made by auto supplier ZF-TRW and installed in vehicles from Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi and Toyota.

The defective airbags are used in model-year vehicles ranging from 2010 to 2019, according to a government document. Investigators allege that the airbags may not deploy due to malfunctioning crash sensors. The alleged defect may also prevent seat belt pre-tensioners from operating properly.

The airbags were installed on popular vehicles including the following:

·         Acura

2012–2014 TSX, TSX sport wagon, and TL; 2015–2017 TLX; 2014–2019 RLX (including hybrid)

·         Dodge

2010–2011 Nitro

·         Fiat

2012–2019 500

·         Honda

2012–2014 Ridgeline; 2012–2015 Civic (including natural gas and hybrid); 2012–2016 CR-V; 2012–2017 Fit and 2013–2014 Fit EV; 2013–2015 Accord and 2014–2014 Accord hybrid

·         Hyundai

2013–2019 Sonata (including hybrid)

·         Jeep

2010–2012 Liberty; 2010–2018 Wrangler; 2015–2017 Compass and Patriot

·         Kia

2012–2016 Optima Hybrid; 2013 Forte and Forte Koup; 2013–2019 Optima; 2014 Sedona

·         Mitsubishi

2013 Outlander; 2013–2017 Lancer (including Evolution, Ralliart, and Sportback)

·         Ram

2009–2012 Ram 1500; 2010–2012 Ram 2500 and 3500; 2011–2012 Ram 4500 and 5500

·         Toyota

2011–2013 Corolla Matrix; 2011–2019 Corolla; 2012–2017 Sequoia and Tundra; 2012–2018 Avalon (including hybrid); 2012–2019 Tacoma

If you or anyone you know purchased any of  the above named vehicles, please contact Finkelstein Thompson LLP. You can reach us at contact@finkelsteinthompson.com or call us toll-free at 1-844-280-5009

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