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Second airbag maker suspected of providing defective airbags

Could your summer road trip be marred by a defective airbag? It is estimated that millions of drivers could be in grave danger because of potential defects in the very airbags that are supposed to protect them in the event of a crash. Last year, millions of vehicles were subject to recalls because of problems in airbags produced by Takata, LLC, a Japanese company that provides airbags to many major automakers.

Takata was under fire last year just like General Motors, as the number of vehicles recalled reached a record. Safety experts believed 2015 would have even more recalls. While it remains to be seen whether last year’s infamous mark will be eclipsed, another airbag provider is under investigation for providing potentially dangerous airbags. 

ARC Automotive, Inc. provides airbags for Fiat Chrysler and Kia vehicles. According to NHTSA reports about incidents involving Chrysler minivans and Kia Optimas, more than 500,000 vehicles could be affected.

Consumers must pay attention to this investigation even though a recall has not been issued for these vehicles. After all, automakers have a continuing duty to inform consumers of recall notices, and to take reasonable steps to remedy a defect that could put them in harm’s way. If an automaker fails in meeting these responsibilities, and a consumer is injured as a result, the automaker could be held liable.

While there are limited reports about airbag incidents involving ARC, there is still the potential for a recall to be issued. In the meantime, people who are injured by an airbag can consult with an experienced personal injury attorney

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