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).
Contact Lieff Cabraser
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.
General Motors vehicles with recalled Takata airbags (or with planned recalls):
|Cadillac Escalade 2007-2011, 2012-2014||GMC Sierra 1500 2012-2014|
|Cadillac Escalade ESV 2007-2011, 2012-2014||GMC Sierra 2500/3500 2012-2013|
|Cadillac Escalade EXT 2007-2011, 2012-2013||GMC Yukon 2007-2011, 2012-2014|
|Chevrolet Avalanche 2007-2011, 2012-2013||GMC Yukon XL 2007-2011, 2012-2014|
|Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2007-2011, 2012-2014||Pontiac Vibe 2003-2010|
|Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 2007-2011, 2012-2013||Saab 9-2x 2005-2006|
|Chevrolet Suburban 2007-2011, 2012-2014||Saab 9-3 2006-2011|
|Chevrolet Tahoe 2007-2011, 2012-2014||Saab 9-5 2006-2009|
|GMC Sierra 2007-2011||Saturn 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.