The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) is recalling 2.12 million vehicles for an airbag defect that could cause the inadvertent deployment of the airbag, even when no crash has occurred. This new airbag recall is separate from the Takata airbag recall last year, but some previously repaired vehicles are also subject to this recall.
The recall applies to the following makes of vehicles:
- 2003 Acura MDX
- 2003-2004 Dodge Viper
- 2002-2004 Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee
- 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty
- 2003-2004 Honda Odyssey
- 2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe
- 2003-2004 Toyota Avalon
- 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla
- 2003-2004 Toyota Matrix
NHTSA has identified about 400 incidents of inadvertent deployments in the recalled vehicles. The defective part believed to be the cause of the inadvertent deployments is an electronic sensor manufactured by TRW Automotive. This part may have been repaired by an earlier recall, but at least 40 vehicles that received the first repair experienced a subsequent inadvertent airbag deployment.
See the press release from the NHTSA here.
The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker works with a team of nationally recognized product liability attorneys. If you or a loved one has been injured from the inadvertent deployment of an airbag in any of the recalled vehicles, contact us today at (800) 333-0000 for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation.