Recent recalls from several manufactures could have an effect on your vehicle and how it will protect you in the event of a collision. These recalls involve problems with either the airbags, seat belts, or both. FCA, GM, Nissan, Honda, and Ford have all recently had to issue recalls on vehicles with either defective air bag parts or faulty seat belt parts. Toyota also has recalled several Prius models over potentially defective airbag parts.
FCA, has issued a recall on 1.4 million vehicles in the US for the 2010 Chrysler Sebring, 2011-14 Chrysler 200,2010-12 Caliber, 2010-14 Avenger from dodge, and the 2010-14 Compass and Patriot from Jeep. The problem is with a module controlling the air bags, and a seat belt tensioner that isn’t functioning properly in the event of a collision. If you drive one of thee vehicles, try to get the recall parts replaced as soon as possible.
GM, Nissan, Honda, and Ford vehicle have been subject to recalls that affect their ability to protect owners in the event of a collision as well. GM has issued a recall on some its popular models like the Tahoe, Suburban, Silverado, Chevy SS, Spark, Sierra, Yukon, and Buick’s Encore and Lacrosse. The Problem is a glitch in the vehicles software that may not tell the airbags to deploy in the event of a collision. Nissan and Honda vehicles also may have the infamous Takata airbags that have been largely recalled through out the industry. These defective airbags could cause harm to you or loved ones as they may not deploy properly and some have been shown to shoot parts of the steering column as they deploy into the cab of the vehicle. Please drive safe if you haven’t taken action to repair these problems yet.