Defective Auto Parts Or Components General Motors Recalls
How Do We Help in a Car Accident Case?
When you are involved in an accident, it is imperative to determine, first of all, who is at fault and second, if there is insurance to cover for that accident.
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General Motors Recalled Models
General Motors has not disclosed the total number of potentially affected vehicles, but around 86,000 vehicles might be affected. The following models are included:
2003 - 2005 Pontiac Vibe
2009 - 2010 Pontiac Vibe
2005 - Saab 9-2X
2013 - 2014 Chevrolet Cruze
GM has identified about 33,000 Cruzes vehicles, mostly in the U.S. and Canada that may be equipped with a suspect driver's air bag inflator module that may have been put together with an incorrect part.
How Do I Know If My Car Has Been Recalled?
Manufacturers are demanded to inform owners by mail within 60 days of reporting to NHTSA of a recall decision. You can look up your car on NHTSA's page https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ or your car manufacturer's website to see if it is under a recall. You will have to know your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to do the lookup. If there is a safety recall, your manufacturer will repair the car or equipment free of charge.
Although you cannot prevent an airbag defect, there are a few things you can do to reduce the chances of being hurt. Make sure you:
Allow 10-12 inches between your chest and the airbag enclosure.
Keep your steering wheel tilted down in a level or parallel position at all times if your steering wheel is adjustable.
Wear your lap and safety belts.
Do not position your thumbs inside of the wheel, but on the top or outside rim.
Pay attention to your airbag light on your car's instrument panel and visit a repair shop as soon as possible if it flashes after you start the car or does not work at all.
What Will the Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary Do for You?
Sean M. Cleary is skilled in aggressively advancing the legal right of clients injured as a result of defective products. We work with various specialists, technicians, accident reconstruction specialists and others who are able to properly investigate the circumstances of your accident and establish whether there was a design or manufacturing defect involved. For specialized legal assistance contact the Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary today at 305.416.9805.
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