Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling 4,001 Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles because of possible airbag defects, which might prevent the front passenger airbag from deploying in the event of a car accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), these affected 2010 Range Rover models may experience airbag lamp illumination on the instrument cluster. The NHTSA report states: “This warning lamp may clear on each subsequent ignition cycle. The passenger airbag will be disabled when the airbag warning lamp is illuminated as a result of this defect and the passenger airbag warning disable lamp in the overhead console will also illuminate.”
The deployment of the passenger side airbag may fail to occur in case of a car accident. This could cause devastating personal injuries and even death to the passenger. When this recall begins, Land Rover dealers will update the vehicles’ restraint control module with the integrated diagnostics system tool with updated software.
When properly designed and manufactured, airbags can be extremely useful. Often, they prove to be life savers in the event of a car crash. Unfortunately, many airbag systems are poorly designed, thus resulting in airbag defects that cause serious personal injury and death. Defective airbags can result in brain injury, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, facial injuries, chest injuries and even death. Such injuries have killed and paralyzed adults and children in collisions in which no one would have been injured, had the airbag worked the way it was supposed to work.
If you suspect you have been injured in a car accident as a result of a defective airbag, please make sure that the vehicle is preserved in its current condition so it can be carefully examined by an expert for any evidence of airbag defects or malfunctions. If your loved one has been seriously injured by a defective auto, please contact the reputed Seattle personal injury lawyers at The Bernard Law Firm to find out about your legal rights and options. Please call us at 1-800-418-8282 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your FREE, comprehensive and confidential consultation. We can also send you our FREE informational brochure about Washington auto product defect cases, which has useful, educational information that will help you better understand your rights. Get in touch with Kirk Bernard and his skilled legal team today.