According to the news and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chevrolet has issued a recall alert for about 1,798 2012 GMC Savana vans. The article stated that the main issue behind the recall is the fact that the dual-stage air bags may end up not inflating properly nor promptly in the case of a frontal collision.
The NHTSA agency claims that the questionable vehicles violate the federal safety standards. According to the announcement, the recalled issues were allegedly manufactured between June and October of 2011.
The reports also stated that GM has already a certain date to notify owners of the affected vehicles. All recalled vans must be taken to the dealers so the faulty air bags can be replaced for free.
As a Los Angeles car accident lawyer I understand that an issue with the air bag in a vehicle may turn a minor accident into a risky situation for drivers and passengers alike. Hopefully all owners will be able to get their vehicles fixed in a timely manner.
Personal injury lawyers will always be able to help you if you ever feel like you were exposed to a threatening situation caused by a neglecting company or third party. Don’t hesitate to call a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident.