Consumer Protection

GM Takata Airbag Recall Lawsuits

Deadly defects in 70 million Takata airbags have forced the recall of over 40 million vehicles worldwide. At least 19 deaths worldwide have been related to shrapnel firing out of malfunctioning airbags produced by Japan-based Takata Corp., thirteen of those deaths occurring in the U.S. alone. Numerous GM vehicles from model years ranging from 2003 to the present — including many vehicles only recently added to the recall list — contain the potentially deadly devices and are included in the Takata airbag recall, including Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Sierra, and Yukon, and Saab 9-3 and 9-5 and Saturn Astra (full list below).

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If you own or lease a GM vehicle listed below, then it likely has defective Takata airbags subject to an existing or upcoming recall. If you are concerned about the safety of your GM vehicle and its airbags, please use the form below to contact Lieff Cabraser for a prompt and confidential evaluation of your case. You can also call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 and ask to speak with attorney Nimish R. Desai.

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General Motors vehicles with recalled Takata airbags (or with planned recalls):

Cadillac Escalade 2007-2011, 2012-2014GMC Sierra 1500 2012-2014
Cadillac Escalade ESV 2007-2011, 2012-2014GMC Sierra 2500/3500 2012-2013
Cadillac Escalade EXT 2007-2011, 2012-2013GMC Yukon 2007-2011, 2012-2014
Chevrolet Avalanche 2007-2011, 2012-2013GMC Yukon XL 2007-2011, 2012-2014
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2007-2011, 2012-2014Pontiac Vibe 2003-2010
Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 2007-2011, 2012-2013Saab 9-2x 2005-2006
Chevrolet Suburban 2007-2011, 2012-2014Saab 9-3 2006-2011
Chevrolet Tahoe 2007-2011, 2012-2014Saab 9-5 2006-2009
GMC Sierra 2007-2011Saturn Astra 2008-2009

Takata Airbag Problems and Airbag Recall Lawsuits

The recalled Takata airbags contain a dangerous propellant that can cause the airbag to explode, shooting metal casing debris towards drivers and passengers. The complaints charge that Takata knew of defects in its airbags long before the first recalls and that the auto manufacturers also knew or should have known that the airbags were dangerous and even lethal. Litigation is ongoing.

Legal Rights of Persons Injured in Unsafe Cars and by Defective Airbags

Automakers have a legal duty to produce cars and components that are safe, and promptly correct any known safety defects. Class action lawsuits are designed to recover economic losses purchasers of these defective vehicles have suffered. Plaintiffs are awaiting court approval of class settlements with five of the automakers, but the case against GM continues. Please contact us if you are interested in exploring your legal rights against GM.