444K Mazda vehicles with faulty airbags recalled in the US

Mazda Motor Corp. in North America recently issued a recall to an estimated 444,907 vehicles that have potentially hazardous airbags, Motrolix reported on June 11.

According to reports, the recall affects several models of Mazda vehicles that were manufactured since 2002. The recall explained that the dual-stage airbag installed in front of the drivers’ side may burst during deployment, releasing metal pieces that can injure occupants. The Japanese automaker is expected to notify owners of the recalled vehicles for the free airbag replacement in the drivers’ seat. Owners of recalled vehicles are also advised to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for more information.

If you believe that a faulty vehicle caused your injuries in Iowa, the lawyers at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may represent you in the fight for financial compensation from those responsible. Learn more about pursuing a claim against negligent auto manufacturers by calling our offices at 877-327-2600 today.

Airbag accident happens outside of recall territory

The family of a fatal car accident victim now believes that their relative died in Arizona as a result of Takata’s negligent handling of their airbag recall, an article on kcrg.com stated December 3.

According to Iowa City-resident Kim Kopf, her sister Charlene died in a car accident where shrapnel expelled from a bursting airbag fractured her skull. The vehicle that killed Charlene in 2003 was part of the Takata recall, however Arizona was not listed as an eligible state. The family is considering filing a lawsuit after news of death and injury linked to Takata airbags continue to surface.

The attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. work for Iowa families whose loved ones are injured or killed as a result of using defective vehicles. If you believe this has happened to you or someone you care for, our persistent personal injury lawyers will work to determine if negligent companies are liable for your suffering. Speak with us today at 877-327-2600 to find out how we may be able to help you recover your loss.

Recent models of Toyota vehicles with airbag issues recalled

Toyota recently initiated a recall involving over 803,000 vehicles due to an A/C condenser leaking problem that can lead to airbag malfunctions.

According to the recall, a leak in the air conditioning condenser of the recalled vehicles may cause the airbag to work improperly. Toyota has already received reports of airbags launching at inappropriate times and causing injuries. The recall affects the recent models of the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, and Venza SUVs. Toyota explained that the leak may cause a short circuit in the airbag control unit, leading either to inadvertent deployment or disabling of the airbag. The leak may also damage the communication line and jam the power steering assist of the vehicles.

Dealers will resolve the potential airbag problem by fixing the leaking condenser and setting up a cover to further protect the airbag control box of the vehicles.

The legal team at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., might be able to help you if you live in Iowa and were injured due to a defective vehicle. Get in touch with us today to explore your legal options by calling 877-327-2600.

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