General Motors, a well-known American car manufacturer, has recently had to recall its 2013 & 2014 Cheverelet Cruze sedans due to the air bags malfunctioning. The defect is due to the inflator working improperly resulting in nearly 33,000 vehicles affected.
The supplier of the part, Takata, has been under constant scrutiny for supplying flawed air bag parts to a number of large auto manufacturers including Honda, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, and BMW. These defective parts range from exploding parts when the air bag is deployed to missing air bag parts.
According to GM, the problem with the Cheverlet Cruze has no relation to the exploding propellant but rather the missing parts. GM publicly stated there was a mechanical issue, but did not go into specifics.
Currently, the Cheerolet Cruze is GM’s bestselling passenger car with over 32,000 vehicles sold alone in 2013. Dealers have been instructed to stop the sale of the vehicles, but they still remain on the lot. Vehicle defects like this pose a serious risk when one is driving on the road and usually goes unnoticed until something goes wrong.
If you are injured as a result of a defect the auto manufacturers and the suppliers may be liable for the cause of the accident. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident due to a defective part, it is critical to seek legal action from Morton J. Shuman. With more than 50 years of experience, Attorney Shuman will get you the results you are looking for.