Airbag Safety Defect | Class Action Investigation

Federal regulators recently announced an investigation regarding several automakers, including Honda, Toyota, Kia, and Hyundai regarding potentially faulty airbags. These airbags, which are manufactured by ZF Friedrichshafen AG (“ZF-TRW”) may not inflate during a collision. Several class action lawsuits across the country already have been filed regarding these claims.

ZF-TRW is a global supplier of vehicle safety technology, including airbags. The ZF-TRW airbags are believed to be installed in more than 12 million US vehicles.

Based on the NHTSA investigation, we believe the wiring of ZF-TWR’s airbag system may have caused problems with the component’s ability to send signals to the airbag inflator during a collision. We believe, unwanted electrical signals maybe released during a crash and compromise the airbag control circuit (ACU). ACUs monitor signals from crash sensors If the ACU fails, the airbag may not deploy when needed. Several incidents have been reported, including one incident that involved a fatality. According to the NHTSA, every vehicle has an ACU component but the level of security surrounding the circuit varies between vehicles.

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    Affected vehicles:

    Acura RLX 2014–2019
    Acura RLX Hybrid 2014–2019
    Acura TL 2012–2014
    Acura TLX 2015–2017
    Acura TSX 2012–2014
    Acura TSX Sport Wagon 2014
    Acura TSX Sportswagon 2012–2013
    Dodge Nitro 2010–2011
    Dodge Ram 1500 2009
    Dodge Ram 3500 2010
    Fiat 500 2012–2019
    Honda Accord 2013–2015
    Honda Accord Hybrid 2014–2015
    Honda Civic 2012–2015
    Honda Civic GX 2012–2015
    Honda Civic Hybrid 2012–2015
    Honda Civic SI 2012–2015
    Honda CR–V 2012–2016
    Honda Fit 2012–2017
    Honda Fit EV 2013–2014
    Honda Ridgeline 2012–2014
    Hyundai Sonata 2013–2019
    Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2013–2019
    Jeep Compass 2015–2017
    Jeep Liberty 2010–2012
    Jeep Patriot 2015–2017
    Jeep Wrangler 2010–2018
    Kia Forte 2013
    Kia Forte KOUP 2013
    Kia Optima 2013–2019
    Kia Optima Hybrid 2012–2016
    Kia Sedona 2014
    Mitsubishi Lancer 2013–2017
    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2013–2015
    Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart 2014–2015
    Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback 2013–2016
    Mitsubishi Outlander 2013
    Ram 1500 2009–2012
    Ram 2500 2010–2012
    Ram 3500 2010–2012
    Ram 4500 2011–2012
    Ram 5500 2011–2012
    Toyota Avalon 2012–2018
    Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2013–2018
    Toyota Corolla 2011–2019
    Toyota Corolla IM 2017–2018
    Toyota Corolla Matrix 2011–2013
    Toyota Sequoia 2012–2017
    Toyota Tacoma 2012–2019
    Toyota Tundra 2012–2017