December 3, 2012
Airbag safety is a concern for many motorists. NBC News-Connecticut discusses an investigation into claims the airbags on the 2012 Nissan Versa may be faulty.
One Connecticut man was involved in a car accident in August in Windsor where the airbags in his vehicle failed activate. He stated he was coming around the corner of Windsor and Tobey Avenues at around 40 mph when he lost control of the vehicle. The car then went off the road, where it struck a home, cracking the foundation of the house and causing the vehicle to suffer damage that was beyond repair.
During the accident though, the airbags in the vehicle failed to inflate. Experts agreed, in a crash of this magnitude, the airbags should have gone off. When the victim contacted Nissan about the Connecticut Defective Product, the vehicle had already been sent to a scrap yard and could not be inspected; however, the National Highway Traffic safety Administration (NHTSA) has received five complaints from similar cases and is now conducting an investigation into faulty cable lines in the Versa. The NHTSA says that Nissan has received a total of 35 complaints regarding faulty airbags in their vehicles.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Injury Lawyers have handled defective product litigation cases in the past and are here to answer any questions you may have if a product's failure has caused you serious bodily harm.