General Motors has announced the recall of 5.9 million large pickup trucks and SUVs to replace Takata airbag inflators that have been found to explode, striking occupants of the vehicles with shards of metal. The devices have been blamed for at least two dozen deaths and countless injuries.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury or was killed because of a problem with an airbag inflator, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Kline & Specter, with more than 40 attorneys, has won scores of lawsuits in automobile and defective product lawsuits. Contact our lawyers for a free evaluation of your case.
The latest airbag recall involved the following vehicles from model years 2007-2014: Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups, Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, Avalanche, Cadillac Escalade, GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500, and the GMC Yukon. All the models are equipped with airbag inflaters made by the Japanese firm Takata.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said the GM vehicles are at risk of explosion after long-term exposure to high heat and humidity.
Problems with Takata airbags are not new. NHTSA noted that tens of millions of vehicles equipped with the Takata devices have been recalled over the years. Previous recalls involved older model autos made by Toyota, BMW, Audi, Honda, Mitsubishi and Isuzu.
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