Subaru Recalled Models
Subaru is committed to addressing the concerns of their customers as they stand behind the safety and quality of their products. The car manufacturer is currently conducting safety requests for the following vehicles:
- 2003 - 2005 the Baja model
- 2003 - 2005 the Legacy model
- 2003 - 2005 the Outback model
- 2004 - 2005 the Impreza model(including WRX and STI)
- 2005 the Saab 9-2X model
Initially, there were 17,516 potentially affected vehicles, but Subaru spokesman Michael McHale declared that the company expects the total number affected to rise from 17,516 to over 28,000. The previous recall was limited to Miami, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and several other territories. The latest recall now covers adjacent counties in southern Georgia, additionally the coastal areas of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.
Subaru dealers will replace the passenger airbag inflator and Saab owners will be notified by General Motors. A date has not been set for the recall yet but owners can contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 and Saab at 1-800-955-9007 for more information.
Common Causes of Airbag Failure
Defective airbags are influenced by both their design and manufacture. The NHTSA has required automakers to use so-called "smart" airbag modules. These modules are specially designed to reduce airbag-related accidents and are adapted to a variety of factors such as crash angles, vehicle speeds, occupant sizes and occupant positions.
Some of the most common issues with defective airbags include a deployment at a wrong angle, a slow deployment, an unnecessary deployment in case of a minor accident or does not deploy when necessary, and one of the most common issues of deployment with too much force.
What Will The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary Do for You?
Contact the Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary as soon as possible if you have been involved in an accident implicating a defective airbag! If you have been injured as a result of a defective product, you can bring personal injury claims within 4 years after the accident, according to Florida state law. You can either negotiate a settlement with the involved insurance company to recover your damages or, if negotiations fail, you can file a lawsuit. Usually, the majority of cases are settled in pretrial stages.