About 341,000 Honda Accords with Continental Automotive System airbags have been recalled.
“Honda says the 2008-2010 Honda Accords have airbags that can fail to deploy in a crash, something that has so far caused two injuries. Continental told Honda the problem is a defect in the electronic control unit of supplemental restraint system (SRS), all caused by moisture and corrosion.”
Recently, Continental announced they needed to recall 5 million airbags that were succeptible to corrosion. The airbags in question might fail to deploy in a crash.
Honda doesn’t expect parts to be ready until in the fall of 2016.
Continental Automotive systems did the right thing by recalling the defective airbags. There’s just one problem — they’ve known about the issue for years:
“According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, Continental knew about the defective air bags as far back as 2008.”
A new lawsuit seeks compensation for injuries or other losses during that time between Contintental discovered the problem and actually did anything about it.
Lawfirm Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg Gilbert has more on the class-action information.