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ZF-TRW Kia and Hyundai Recall

Carcomplaints.com reported that ZF TRW airbags would be the subject of a potential class-action lawsuit. The class-action suit, which is still in its infancy, alleges that 12.3 million vehicles, made by various automakers, were sold with defective airbag control units. Anyone who leased or bought various models of Acura, Dodge, Dodge Ram, Fiat, Jeep, Honda, Kia, Mitsubishi, Ram, and Toyota vehicles from approximately 2012 to 2019 could be a member of the class. The judge presiding over the case in U.S. District Court in Central California has not ruled in favor of the plaintiffs and certified the class at this time.

The seven plaintiffs who allege they could represent the class of plaintiffs in the case claim that ZF TRW and the auto manufacturers who sold vehicles with defective airbags are liable for damages to the plaintiffs. As part of the allegations, the plaintiffs said that they are stuck with vehicles that have lower trade-in value and have been exposed to unreasonable safety risks if the airbags did not deploy in an accident. The plaintiffs pleaded that the carmakers knew or should have known that the airbag control units were faulty. 

The potential class of plaintiffs argued that the defendant ZF TRW made defective application-specific integrated circuits. The circuits send signals from crash sensors placed about the car to fire the seatbelt pretension system within mere milliseconds during a crash event. The seatbelts hold the passengers in place and then release the occupant, who will then hit the airbag, at least in theory anyway. The defective airbag control units fail due to electrical over-stress from too many signals firing at once during a crash. The entire system could fail, and the occupant of the car, who was relying on the safety systems in the car for protection, is at the mercy of the physical forces imparted during a collision.

ZF TRW Airbag Failure Injury Victims are Out There

Can You File a Lawsuit for Your Defective Airbag Injuries?

If you or someone you loved was injured by a defective airbag, you may be entitled to compensation for any medical bills, surgical costs, prescription painkillers, lost income, scarring and disfigurement, and mental pain and anguish you may have suffered.

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Audi Recalls 2017 and 2018 A4 Model Cars Due to Faulty Airbag Sensors 

Fierceelectronics.com reported that Audi must recall numerous vehicles due to the failure of one of the airbag sensors on the passenger’s side of the car. The announcement made by Volkswagen Group of America—Audi’s parent company—indicates that the passenger-side front airbags could deactivate even though a person is in the seat according to firerceelectronics.com. Nearly 150,000 motor vehicles will need to be recalled as a result of the faulty airbag sensors. Audi and Volkswagen will repair the faulty airbag sensors without assessing a cost to the consumer. Audi is another car company in a long line of automakers that must repair faulty airbag sensors. Audi’s Recall campaign involves their 2018 S5 and A5 models as well as their 2017 and 2018 A4 models. 

Audi said that the company identified the problem that causes the airbags on the passenger’s side of the car to fail. The company said that the connecting cable from the system that detects whether a person is in the passenger’s seats oxidizes. Oxidation of the wiring affects the software controlling the airbags. The software will shut off the airbags on the passenger’s side if it does not sense someone is there. Regrettably, the software will disengage the airbag even though someone is seated in the passenger’s seat. 

One consumer explained the nature of the defect to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The consumer said that the light warning the vehicle’s driver that the airbag was off would come on and off during a ride even though an adult passenger was in the front seat. The Audi owner further explained that the signal would alternate for an hour and then work for days at a time without malfunction. 

Airbag failures continue to pervade the automotive industry. The NTHSA is currently investigating 12.3 million cars to figure out why the airbag sensors placed in those cars during the manufacturing process were defective. 

If you or a loved one has been experienced injuries, burns,  or lost a loved one due to a defective Audi passenger’s side airbag, call the Law Offices of Jason Turchin at (800) 510-0750 for your free consultation with an experienced Defective Audi Airbag Lawsuit Lawyer. That’s (888) 998-4284. We are available 24/7 to discuss your case. 

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More Fatal Crashes Prompt Expanded Recalls and Intensified Federal Investigation of Non-Inflating ZF-TRW Airbags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced an expansion of their investigation of faulty ZF-TRW Automotive Holding Corp (ZF-TRW) air bag controllers in an estimated 12.3 million vehicles.  The affected vehicles have airbags that could fail to deploy during a collision.  The inquiry covers vehicles manufactured by six automakers that include designated Kia, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi, and Hyundai models produced in 2010 through 2019.  The federal regulatory agency reports that frontal airbags in the affected vehicles might be disabled in a collision by electrical signals overloading the airbag controller.

The intensified scrutiny by regulators follows reports of a half a dozen deaths and many more injuries in vehicles where airbags failed to deploy during crashes. The investigation was upgraded from a “preliminary evaluation” to an “engineering analysis” in April 2019.  According to documents filed in a pending lawsuit filed in a California federal court against Kia Motor America, Hyundai Motor America, and ZF-TRW, a defect in the application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) causes a malfunction of the airbag control unit (ACU), an electronic component that registers signals received from collision sensors.  The ACU can be damaged by electrical signals generated by the force of a collision. Failure of the ACU can prevent airbag deployment and seatbelt pretensioners from functioning and significantly compromise the safety of vehicle occupants.  The complaint filed in the lawsuit also alleges that ZF-TRW became aware of the defect as early as 2010 but did not act to warn or protect the public until 2018.

While Kia and Hyundai were the first to recall approximately 1.1 million vehicles last year based on the airbag malfunction reports, the investigation has been expanded in the wake of fatalities involving Fiat Chrysler and Toyota Corolla vehicle crashes in which the airbags failed to deploy.  

The relatively slow response of automakers to the deployment failure of frontal airbags comes shortly after the massive recall of 70 million airbag inflators manufactured by Takata that have been linked to 24 deaths and over 200 injuries.  While the exploding airbags that can propel shrapnel at vehicle occupants are not directly related to the current airbag recalls, both situations involve a parts manufacturer that allegedly supplied airbag parts to multiple automakers that equipped millions of vehicles with the defective airbag system components.

While the investigation is ongoing, individuals who suffer more severe injuries in a collision because their airbag failed to deploy as designed could have a right to pursue damages that include medical bills, pain and suffering, disability/disfigurement, vehicle repair/replacement, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and other damages based on the specific facts and applicable law. Product liability claims involving defective automobiles entail aking on large well-funded corporations and their insurance companies, as well as companies that design, manufacture, and/or sell defective vehicles or parts.  However, companies that harm consumers with their defective products can be strictly liable for resulting harm experienced by consumers/.

If you or your family have suffered injury or lost a loved one because a vehicle airbag failed to deploy, you should promptly seek legal advice.  The right to bring a product liability claim is subject to strict legal deadlines.  These cases also typically involve significant research and experts to assist in uncovering defects, establishing a causal link between the defect and resulting injuries, and identifying the parties responsible for resulting injuries.

The National Product Liability Lawyers at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin currently are reviewing potential claims on behalf of individuals who have suffered injuries or the death of a family member because their ZF-TRW airbag failed to deploy in an accident.  We offer a no obligation free case evaluation, so call us today at (800) 510-0750S. That’s (800) 510-0750. No Recovery No Fee.

ZF-TRW Kia and Hyundai Recall

The inclusion of airbags in vehicles is among the most significant vehicle safety advances in recent decades.  This vital safety feature saves lives and prevents serious injury.  Despite the potential value of airbags, vehicle occupants can be exposed to a significant risk of injury and loss of life when airbags do not deploy as intended.  Kia has recently announced a recall of more than 500,000 vehicles based on evidence that the airbags might fail to inflate in the event of a collision.  When an airbag does not deploy as designed during a collision, the result can be devastating injuries, disfigurement, disability, and even wrongful death.  

(Jason Turchin, Esq has established a reputation among peers and clients as a knowledgeable and effective defective airbag attorney who serves as a common source of expertise and legal commentary for media outlets across the U.S. regarding defective air bag issues.  Call (800) 510-0750 today for a free consultation.)

Non-Deploying Airbags Linked to a Malfunction Involving the Air Bag Computer Caused by Faulty Electrical Signals

Airbags in effected vehicles might not deploy during a collision because of alleged faulty controller units manufactured by ZF-TRW, which are currently under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  The airbag controller believed to be responsible for the problem might prevent a seat belt pretensioner, frontal airbag, and/or side airbag from operating correctly during a collision according to the NHTSA. The federal agency has indicated that stray electrical signals traveling between the air bag control unit and the sensors that trigger deployment can damage or disable the control unit.  The computer’s function in the airbag system is to detect a collision and trigger inflation of the airbags, as well as to prepare the seat belts for a collision.

The NHTSA learned of 6 collisions involving vehicles manufactured by Korean automakers, Kia and Hyundai, in March 2018 where airbags failed to deploy in collisions.  These crashes resulted in six injury victims and four deaths.  The air bags were designed to deploy in the accidents because they were frontal impact collisions that involved enough force to do significant damage to the vehicles.  Kia and Hyundai recalled more than 1 million vehicles from February through June 2018.  The investigation has revealed that some cars utilize varying degrees of signal protection to prevent stray electrical signals from triggering “electrical overstress.”  Kia and Hyundai vehicles included in the recall were equipped with the “lowest level of circuit protection” according to the NHTSA.

Vehicles Included in the ZF-TRW Kia and Hyundai Recall

While the recall can always be expanded, some of the Hyundai and Kia vehicles covered include the following:

Model                                                  Type of Car                                         Model Years

Kia Forte                                             Compact Car                                       2010-2013

Kia Optima                                         Midsize Car                                        2011-2013

Kia Optima                                         Hybrid                                                 2011-2012

Kia Sedona                                         Minivans                                             2011-2012

Hyundai Sonata                                  Midsize                                               2011-2013

Hyundai Sonata                                  Hybrid                                                2011-2012

Frontal air bags have been a standard safety feature in all passenger vehicles since the model year 1998 and in pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans since 1999.  When air bags fail to deploy in a frontal impact crash that is “moderate to severe”, which has been compared to hitting a solid immovable barrier at a speed of 8 to 14 miles per hours, the consequences can be catastrophic.  When airbags fail to deploy under these circumstances, vehicle occupants can suffer devastating injuries that include but are not limited to spinal cord injuries, skull fractures, brain injuries, impairment of internal organs, and even death.  The danger of air bags not deploying in this type of crash is reflected in the fact that the six accidents that triggered the NHTSA investigation led to four fatalities.

Product defect cases involving failed motor vehicle systems raise complex factual and legal issues. If you or a family member was injured or your lost a loved one prematurely in a traffic accident when an airbag did not deploy, you should promptly speak to an experienced product defect attorney.  Call us today to schedule your free initial consultation at (800) 510-0750.

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The defective airbag systems incorporating ZF-TRW controllers has prompted a class action lawsuit against the company that manufactured the airbag control units that can malfunction and prevent airbags from inflating in an accident.  The class action lawsuit seeks $900 million in general damages and $150 million in punitive damages according to the Windsor Star.  The lawsuits names TRW, an American supplier of the faulty airbag control units that have been isolated as the cause of the airbags failure to inflate.  ZF, a German company that acquired TRW also has been sued.  The lawsuits also seek damages against the automakers that equipped their vehicles with the faulty control units, including Kia, Chrysler, Toyota, Hyundai, Honda, Toyota, and Mitsubishi.

The lawsuit like a class action lawsuit filed against Kia and Hyundai in the U.S. essentially alleges that the faulty airbag controllers that are supposed to trigger inflation during a collision can malfunction and prevent airbag deployment. Documents produced by federal regulators have indicated that the airbag controller failures might be triggered by rogue electrical signals caused by a crash.

The Canadian class action lawsuit seeking damages for injuries and deaths caused by the failure of ZF-TRW airbags to deploy in crashes follows in the wake of individuals lawsuits being filed in the U.S., as well as a U.S. class action lawsuit involving the defective airbags.  The NHTSA reports that 12.5 million vehicles manufactured by the automakers named in the U.S. class action lawsuit are equipped with the ZF-TRW airbags.  Approximately 2.5 million Canadians could be driving vehicles with the non-deployment issue.

In the class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. against Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor America, lawsuit documents allege that the manufacturers failed to inform customers that certain new vehicles might be equipped with airbags that will not deploy in a collision.  The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of the District of California indicates that the automakers did not replace or repair vehicles purchased by recent purchasers of vehicles equipped with the defective airbags.  The complaint filed in the case alleges that the controller units could become “over stressed” by electrical signals during a collision, which might disable the airbag.  The danger to consumers is compounded by NHTSA reports and allegations in the U.S. District Court lawsuit that the unwanted electrical energy could also disable seat belt pretensioners in a collision.

Although the electrical problem that could cause the ZF-TRW controller to be “over stressed” has been linked to as many as 8 fatalities and other crashes resulting in serious injuries, the manufacturer has not formally recalled the units though the company has taken some steps to fix the issue.  While the NHTSA has not mandated that the company recall its airbag controller, vehicle manufacturers can elect to announce a voluntary recall to protect the public from injuries and fatalities.  

While the class actions filed in Canada and the U.S. involving the ZF-TRW airbags are separate and distinct from the recall involving Takata exploding airbags, there are similarities.  The recalls involving both kinds of airbags involved a single company that supplied the safety equipment to several manufacturers for use in tens of millions of vehicles. Both companies attempted limited fixes involving only certain vehicles equipped with the defective airbags.  The most basic similarity is that both companies have been accused in lawsuits of knowingly placing profits before consumer safety.  

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If you or a family member has been injured or a loved one has been taken from you in a fatal collision, you might have the right to pursue a product liability claim. National product liability attorney Jason Turchin, Esq. devotes a substantial portion of his law practice to taking on companies that endanger consumers with defective products along with their insurance carriers.  Jason is frequently asked to provide expertise and legal commentary by media sources throughout the U.S. with an emphasis on defective vehicle cases.  

If you or a loved one or family member were injured, burned, killed or suffered property damage caused by a defective ZF-TRW airbag, you may be entitled to compensation for any medical bills, surgical costs, prescription painkillers, lost income, scarring and disfigurement, and mental pain and anguish you may have suffered. We provide a free case evaluation, so contact the Law Offices of Jason Turchin today at (800) 510-0750. That’s 1-888-998- 4284.

Free Case Analysis | Offered 24/7 | Call 1-888-998-4284

The Law Offices of Jason Turchin has the unique experience that makes all the difference in the outcome of you or your loved one’s ZF-TRW airbag lawsuit . Call 188899VICTIM (That’s 1-888-998-4284) to schedule your consultation.

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CALIFORNIA – According to a news report published online at europe.autonews.com, a defective airbag lawsuit has been filed in a U.S. federal court against six automobile manufacturers. The lawsuit, which was filed in California, alleges that the manufacturers and one supplier hid the defects from vehicle owners.

The lawsuit is now pending in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and counsel for the plaintiffs are seeking to turn it into a class action lawsuit. The defendants in the suit are Hyundai Motor America, Kia Motors America, Mitsubishi Motors America, Fiat Chrysler, American Honda Motor, and Toyota Motor USA. In addition, the suit names one supplier, ZF Friedrichshafen subsidiary TRW.

The suit alleges that the airbag control units can seize up in the event of an accident and result in failure of the airbags to deploy. Six plaintiffs are named in the lawsuit, and they say they would not have bought their vehicles or would not have agreed to pay the same amount if they had known the airbags were defective. The plaintiffs own varying models of vehicles, and the suit lists out more than 50 different models allegedly containing the defective airbags. 

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is also conducting an investigation into airbags made by TRW. NHTSA recently expanded the scope of its investigation to include more than 12 million vehicles, all manufactured by the named defendants in the California lawsuit. Among the injuries being investigated by NHTSA, the agency is looking into 13 reports of death after an accident in which the airbags failed to deploy. 

Hearings will take place in the future to see if the lawsuit will be turned into a class action. 

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Product defect cases involving failed motor vehicle systems raise complex factual and legal issues. If you or a family member was injured or your lost a loved one prematurely in a traffic accident when a ZF-TRW airbag did not deploy, you should promptly speak to an experienced ZF-TRW airbag lawsuit attorney.  

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