Air Bag Issues Blamed for Vehicle Recalls by Volkswagen and General Motors
Volkswagen announced a recall for several models between the years of 2010 & 2014. The reasoning behind the recalls is that it is possible for debris to tear the power cable for the vehicle’s airbag. If this cable is unable to supply power to the airbag, the airbag may not deploy during a car accident. Volkswagen does not have a solution in place yet, but plans on notifying owners of the recalled VWs as soon as they develop a fix. If anyone has an air bag monitoring light illuminated on their dash should get their VW inspected or repaired by the nearest dealer as soon as possible.
Vehicles Effected in the Volkswagen Recall
There have been 420,000 vehicles announced in the Volkswagen Recall so far. Those models include:
- 2010 – 2014 CC
- 2010 – 2014 Passat
- 2010 – 2014 Tiguan
- 2010 – 2013 Eos
- 2010 – 2013 Jetta
- 2011 – 2013 Jetta SportWagen
- 2011 – 2014 Golf
- 2011 – 2014 GTi
General Motors Recalls Chevy Cobalt for Airbag Issues
Last year, millions of Chevrolet Cobalts were recalled due to an ignition switch problem. Now, airbags are the focus of a recall by General Motors. GM announced the recall of all Chevrolet Cobalt vehicles in the United States and Canada. The automaker states that the driver’s side airbag may not deploy during a car accident because of an improperly routed sensor wire that runs through the front driver’s side door.
GM Cobalt Recall Linked to One Crash Already
There has been at least one car accident reported that has been attributed to the Cobalt recall. The person in the accident was injured, and the airbag did not deploy, apparently because of the improperly routed sensor wire. GM will be notifying owners as a solution becomes available, and have stated that dealers will inspect Cobalts to replace the faulty wire free of charge. The recall effects 73,424 Chevy Cobalts, 59,474 in the U.S. and 13,950 in Canada.
Pennsylvania Product Liability & Vehicle Recall Attorneys
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