On June 6, 2013, national headlines once again exploded with news related to faulty airbags and seat belts. These disturbing headlines come on the heels of multiple recalls that took place January through May of this year. Not unlike those that came before it, the latest round of airbag and seat belt recalls is expected to impact millions worldwide.
Vehicles connected to the new announcement include Chrysler’s Compass SUVs and Jeep Patriots. The products’ failures are being attributed to software issues. It is interesting to note that May’s airbag recalls involved Chrysler’s Jeep Wranglers. Those recalls were blamed on dusty electrical components. With that said, we here at the Ken Nunn Law Office would like to encourage Indiana residents in possession of such vehicles to consider contacting an Indianapolis Chrysler dealer right away. The dealers should be able to assist fellow Hoosiers in determining whether or not the vehicles are safe to drive.
While we are on the subject, Chrysler’s vehicles were not the only ones recalled due to safety issues this month. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration listings, there have already been quite a few other recalls of note. Additional disconcerting safety issues are connected to the following vehicles:
- Fleetwood RV motorhomes (Southwind, American Revolution, Expedition, Bounder, Terra and Discovery)
- Assorted Fords (Taurus, Explorer, PI Sedan, PI Utility, Fusion and Flex)
- GMC/GM (Savanna Cargo, Cadillac XTS and Cadillac ATS)
- Assorted Chevrolets (Express and Impala)
- Triumph Speed Triple motorcycles
Regardless of the safety recall reason given, one thing is crystal clear. Indiana residents should continue to exercise caution when purchasing vehicles. That’s because if left unresolved, those safety problems could result in tragic situations. Take the faulty airbags and seat belts for example. They may cause traumatic injuries to the chest, face and head. In some instances, even death.
If you or a loved one fall victim to a manufacturer’s faulty products, dial 1-800-CALL-KEN. Our experienced Indianapolis injury attorneys will review your accident case for free. Afterward, we can assist you in pursuing justice.