About 32,400 Subaru 2012 Impreza models – not including the WRX or WRX STI – are being recalled due to defective or faulty passenger-side airbags. A sensor in the vehicle can malfunction or otherwise experience a damaging short if a cell phone is used within the vehicle, water gets on the seat, or even if the passenger touches a grounded part of the car, such as the lever that adjusts the seat's position. While most occupancy sensors for passenger seats check for weight, Subaru believes its sensor was not programmed properly in accordance to electrical interference. When the sensor is tripped, the airbag will not deploy during a collision.
Contrary to what many believe, this is actually a separate recall from the Takata airbag recall that has affected close to 90,000 Subaru cars sold in the United States. If you own a Subaru that was not affected by the preexisting Takata recall, it is important that you visit Subaru's site right away and see if your vehicle is included in this new recall.
Issues with Defective Auto Parts
Even though car manufacturers are typically quick to own up to their mistakes and recall defective vehicles, innocent people still get hurt due to their negligence and lack of rigorous testing. When you have been hurt by a defective auto part, such as the faulty passenger-side airbags in many Impreza models, there are legal options available to you to seek financial compensation for your needless pain and suffering.
At The Law Offices of Caroline J. Nasseri, we firmly believe that no one should feel victimized by big car companies. When you speak to our San Jose car accident attorney during a free consultation, you can rest easy knowing that your case is in the hands of a capable lawyer who is ready and willing to stand up for your rights and fight to defend them. To financially assist our clients, we offer contingency agreements for payment – if we do not win you a fair settlement, we do not get paid. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.