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Recent Posts in Air Bag Defect Category

  • Recalled Takata Airbags Are Being Reused

    Takata, a major car parts supplier, was responsible for one of the largest and most complex safety recalls in U.S. history after their airbags were found to be capable of deploying explosively and injuring people. These defective airbags have caused at least 11 deaths and about 180 injuries since they were first used, and the recall affected more than 42 million vehicles in the United States. ...
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  • The Gilbert Law Group Secures #1 Spot in Top 50 Verdicts Colorado 2016

    Last year, The Gilbert Law Group, P.C. and our product liability attorneys headquartered in Denver were able to win a monumental case for a wrongfully injured client. Through the efforts of Attorneys James L. Gilbert , Anne M. Dieruf, and Anthony P. Bolson – as well as our in-house engineer, Mr. Andrew Kim , and our hard-working support staff – we were able to secure a $52 million verdict for our ...
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  • Audi Recalls Vehicles for Fire and Airbag Rupture Risks

    Two separate issues found in Audi vehicles have sparked recalls which affect a total of 576,921 vehicles sold in the United States. The first issue concerns six Audi models and involves a coolant pump defect which poses a fire hazard. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reports were received in 2015 and 2016 of instances of overheating and smoldering the in the ...
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  • Toyota Recalls 1.43 Million Vehicles Equipped with Defective Airbags

    Late in June of 2016, Toyota announced a recall of 1.43 million vehicles equipped with defective airbags manufactured by the Swedish-American company Autoliv. The vehicles affected by the recall include the Lexus C200H as well as multiple Prius hybrid models produced between 2010 and 2012. Nearly 500,000 vehicles containing the defective airbags were sold and distributed in the United States. This ...
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  • Jim Gilbert Delivers Auto Product Liability Seminar in Indiana

    Over the past two days, a group of some of the top trial lawyers in the country convened at the ISTA Conference Center in Indianapolis for “ Thinking Outside the Box for Your Practice ,” a seminar sponsored by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. Our own Jim Gilbert was on hand as one of the presenters, with a talk about a subject in which he is one of the leading experts nationwide, auto ...
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  • More Vehicles Affected in Takata Air Bag Recall

    German automakers BMW, Volkswagen, and Daimler are set to recall more than 2.5 million vehicles in the United States fitted with defective air bag inflators manufactured by Japanese automotive supplier Taketa Corp. The air bags, which Taketa declared defective in January 2016, have been known to shoot metal fragments into vehicle occupants in the event of a collision. This brings the total number ...
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  • Takata Defective Airbags Continue to Cause Fatal Accidents

    Investigators in South Carolina have determined that South Carolina resident Joel Knight was fatally wounded by a defective Takata airbag inflator in his Ford Ranger in late December 2015. The “safety device” exploded so catastrophically during a minor collision with a wandering cow, police first called to the scene initially believed he had been struck by a stray bullet. This marks the 10 th ...
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  • Air Bag Safety Issue Prompts Ford to Expand Recall of F-150 Pickup Trucks to 1.2 Million

    Pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has prompted Ford to expand its voluntarily recall of F-150 pickup trucks to 1.2 million vehicles. The recall is over concerns that the air bag may deploy unexpectedly. Ford issued the original recall last February, involving 144,000 F-150′s (2005 and 2006 models). The automaker says that an electric short circuit could make the ...
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