Auto manufacturers in the United States have a responsibility to ensure the safety of the vehicles and equipment they release to the public; however, in recent months there’s been an uptick in the number of reports involving defective products being installed in vehicles.
In fact, the latest company to come under scrutiny is Honda Motor Corporation. Consumers are claiming airbags on certain models of Honda vehicles are suddenly deploying for no reason. News on 6 told the story of how one teenager from Tulsa, Oklahoma, narrowly avoided injury after faulty airbags deployed in a 2005 Honda Accord while driving down highway 75.
Honda, along with 16 other major auto makers, is currently facing scrutiny over allegedly defective airbags which can injure drivers when they deploy during an accident. In the case of the Tulsa teen however, the airbags deployed when there was no accident and didn’t injure the driver, making it a slightly different case than the larger controversy surrounding Takata airbags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Commission is currently investigating newer model 2008 Honda Accords for faulty airbags that can deploy without warning, but that investigation doesn’t include the 2006 model driven by the teenager in Tulsa.
At Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys, we understand the devastation that can result from a crash involving a vehicle with defective parts. That’s why we’re here to help if you’ve been injured in such an accident. Call our Oklahoma personal injury lawyers at (877) 579-6800 to discuss your legal rights today.