According to recent news sources, a discontinued vehicle produced by General Motors Co. is being recalled due to issues related to ill-timed airbag deployment. The recall was made necessary for 2008 and 2009 38,444 Pontiac G8 cars after the manufacturers noticed the alleged airbag flaw.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, GM stated that the recalled vehicles were produced from Nov. 2, 2007 through January 22, 2009.
The issue as stated by GM reports, lies in the front-passenger airbags. When the front passenger seat is at a fully forward position, the sensor will fail by delaying to respond in the case of deployment. Such alleged airbag issues should be contained before the vehicles leave the factory. Hopefully, GM will handle this issue in a timely manner.
As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer I urge all Pontiac G8 owners to contact the company so the sensing, diagnostic module and any other necessary repair can be performed absolutely free of charge.
Car accident lawyers can tell you that accidents related to vehicles failing to respond to safety standards can happen and if you’re ever the victim in a similar situation, you should not delay to contact a professional. Fast actions can compensate in the long run.