Hyundai Elantra may have airbag defect

Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 3:51 pm    

According to an owner of a 2012 Hyundai Elantra, the airbag system may be defective.

A complaint was filed by this owner after the driver’s side airbag deployed in an accident, injuring him. The airbag caused a piece of sharp metal to dislodge from the interior of the vehicle, and it was sharp enough to cut through the man’s ear.

The driver reported the incident because he said that the injury could have been more severe if the metal sliced his neck instead. The actual vehicle in which the airbag deployed has yet to be investigated, but regulators say that they are in the beginning stages of an official investigation.

People can be seriously injured in a car accident due to defective airbags. If this has happened to you, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the airbag defect lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046 today.


Honda expands airbag defect recall

Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 at 11:04 am    

Honda recently expanded their airbag defect recall by adding 273,000 more vehicles to their list of vehicles with airbag deployment problems.  The first recall included 603,000 vehicles.

Involved in the recall are older model Honda Odysseys, Pilots, CRVs, Civics, Acuras, and Accords.  Honda stopped the sale of vehicles included in the recall from used car dealerships until all airbag defects are repaired.

Complaints from Honda owners revealed that some vehicles’ airbags release broken metal when deployed.  Investigators believe the defect is caused by an excess in pressure used to inflate the airbags.  12 people were injured and at least 1 person died because of the defect.

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