Consumers have the right to expect a reasonable quality and safety from the vehicles they drive. Anyone who has been injured as the result of a defective vehicle or faulty product has legal rights
Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2013
Coming off a year where it had the second-highest number of vehicle recalls in the United States, Honda has announced yet another recall, this time for 750,000 Odyssey minivans and Pilot crossover vehicles for faulty airbags. According to a Jan. 18 NBC news report, the latest safety problem involves missing rivets that could cause their driver's side airbags to not properly deploy in the event of a collision. The rivets secure the airbag's plastic cover, the report states.
This latest recall covers Honda Pilot crossovers manufactured between 2009 and 2013 and Odyssey minivans from 2011 through 2013, the article states. Anyone who owns one of these vehicles is asked to take them to dealers for inspection and if necessary for repairs, according to the report. Honda has had to recall millions of vehicles over the last few years for airbags that could inflate with enormous force sending shrapnel flying in the passenger compartment, the article states. Honda tells NBC that no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of vehicles involved in the most recent recall.
“Airbags have become an important safety component in our vehicles and the consequences of airbag failure can result in devastating injuries”, said John Demas, founder of the Demas Law Group P.C. "When vehicle occupants do not have that additional cushion of protection from airbags, which all of us have come to count on, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic or even fatal. When an airbag fails to deploy in violent collisions, occupants of the vehicle can suffer severe blunt force trauma injuries."
“Auto manufacturers have a legal responsibility to consumers to manufacture products that are safe”, Demas says. "Consumers have the right to expect a reasonable quality and safety from the vehicles they drive. Anyone who has been injured as the result of a defective vehicle or faulty product has legal rights."
About the Demas Law Group, P.C.
The Sacramento product liability lawyers at Demas Law Group, P.C. are committed to providing legal representation to individuals and families who have been injured due to defective products. The personal injury law firm assists individuals who have been injured or families that have lost loved ones as a result of auto accidents, catastrophic injuries, DUI accidents, defective products, defective medications, nursing home abuse and general negligence.