Edelson & Associates, LLC is investigating Hyundai Motor America, Kia Motor America, American Honda Motor Co. Acura, Toyota Motor Sales, FCA US LLC and ZF-TRW Automotive Holding Corp. over defective airbags that fail to operate during crashes due to electrical overstress. A defect in a circuit in the airbags causes a failure that prevents the airbags and the seat belt pretensioners from deploying. It has been alleged that the companies became aware of the defect as early as 2011 but did nothing to warn or protect consumers until 2018.
Since 2009, consumers have purchased vehicles with defective airbags. As a result of this conduct, purchasers of the vehicles containing the defective airbags were harmed and suffered actual damages; they did not receive the benefit of their bargain, and instead purchased or leased vehicles that are of a lesser quality than what was represented. Purchasers or lessees paid more through a higher purchase price or lease payment than they would have had the defect been disclosed.
Vehicles containing the defective airbags include: Acura RLX 2014-2019, Acura RLX Hybrid 2014-2019, Acura TL 2012-2014, Acura TLX 2015-2017, Acura TSX 2012-2014, Acura TSX Sport 2014, Acura TSX Sportwagon 2012-2013, Dodge Nitro 2010-2011, Dodge Ram 1500 2009, Dodge Ram 3500 2010, Fiat 500 2012-2019, Jeep Compass 2015-2017, Jeep Liberty 2010-2012, Jeep Patriot 2015-2017, Jeep Wrangler 2010-2018, 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, Kia Forte 2010-2013, 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 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, and Toyota Tundra 2012-2017.
If you purchased or leased one of these vehicles and would like to discuss your legal rights, please contact us at 215-867-2399 or complete the form below.