The Non-Deployment or Inadvertent Deployment of an Airbag Often Leads To Catastrophic Consequences, Advises Airbag Safety Advocate
Recently, the skilled airbag defect lawyers in Philadelphia of Reiff & Bily were successful in resolving a claim against a major automobile manufacturer when a frontal airbag deployed in a low impact accident below the 8 mph EEV “no fire” threshold. Unfortunately, due to the airbag failure defect, the plaintiff lost her vision. Within the last year, many of the major automobile manufacturers have issued warnings and recalls concerning airbag defects and component failures.
Automatic airbag systems are very complex. All it takes is a defective airbag sensor to result in an airbag failing to deploy, deploying too early, deploying too late, deploying over aggressively, or deploying inadvertently when there is not a crash. Typically, airbag sensory defects and injuries are caused by inadequate deployment threshold, electrical issues, poor sensor placement, installation of too few sensors, improper use of tethers to make sure airbags do not reach too far, as well as improper consumer warnings or failure to warn of no danger. Many times the pre-tensioner will not deploy.