Properly installed and functioning airbags are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle. A defective airbag that fails to deploy properly can cause more harm andinjury than having no airbags at all.
U.S. GM (General Motors LLC) has issued an important safety recall for defective front airbags that fail to deploy properly. The GM recall affects certain 2012 models of the Chevrolet Express and the GMC Savannah manufactured from June 2, 2011 through October 17, 2011.
In the recalled vehicles, the second stage of the dual-stage airbag will not inflate in a severe frontal crash. These defective airbags fail to conform to federal safety requirements on vehicle occupant crash protection. The improperly deployed dual-stage airbag actually increases your risk of injury from a severe frontal crash.
GM says it will notify owners of the affected vehicles and that they can have GM dealers install a new front passenger airbag in their vehicles free of charge. Owners of the affected vehicles with questions can call GMC at 1-800-462-8782 or call Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020. The GM recall number is 11302.
If you’ve been injured by a defective airbag’s failure to deploy, feel free to contact us for a free legal consultation. Airbag non-deployment cases can be difficult for you to prove. The Board Certified Galveston injury attorneys at Denena & Points have the experience you need to help you win your airbag non-deployment claim. If you have questions about airbag non-deployment and your injury accident, we have answers. Call today.