Imagine that you own a vehicle with an inflator defect. However, General Motors, the manufacturer of the vehicle, has resisted recalling the vehicle and replacing them. There have been many stories about defective inflators popping up in the faces and inflicting severe injuries on passengers and drivers, as well as 16 deaths.
You wonder if your vehicle's airbag could be next to explode. GM requested an exemption from NHTSA's recall of the defective component for the fourth consecutive year. General Motors claims that it has tested 4,270 defective inflators.
You can also hire GM airbag class-action lawyers to file your case.
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It did this by placing them under extreme heat and humidity without causing them to burst. The Detroit News quoted General Motors as saying that it was confident that the inflators pose no unreasonable safety risk.
An article by Jalopnik identifies the following GMT900 trucks that were included in Takata's defective Takata airbag recall.
- Chevrolet Silverado 1500
- GMC Sierra 1500
- Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
- GMC Sierra 2500/3500
- Chevrolet Tahoe
- Chevrolet Suburban
- Chevrolet Avalanche
- GMC Yukon
- GMC Yukon XL
- Cadillac Escalade
- Cadillac Escalade ESV
- Cadillac Escalade EXT
The NHTSA ordered Takata (a Japanese manufacturer of airbags) to recall their defective airbags starting in 2015. GM filed a petition in 2016 to have its vehicles exempted from Takata's airbag recall.
How to find out more about recalls for automotive safety
There are many online websites, that contain a list of parts and vehicles that have been recalled. This website can be accessed by entering your VIN number. You will then receive information about the recall and any other safety recalls that may affect your car's year, make, and model.