Keller Rohrback Investigates Continental Airbag Recall
Keller Rohrback is investigating a potential class action involving Continental Automotive Systems (CON:GR), the German supplier that manufactures electronic components that control airbags in numerous vehicles. Continental has allegedly been aware of a defect in certain units since early 2008, according to a filing with federal safety regulators that was made public on February 4, 2016.
Allegedly, semiconductors inside the component parts of the affected airbags can corrode, causing the airbags to deploy unexpectedly or fail to deploy at all.
According to the New York Times, automakers have linked at least nine injuries to this defect.
The affected models may include the following vehicles:
- 2009 Dodge Journey crossovers
- 2008-2009 Dodge Grand Caravan minivans
- 2008-2009 Chrysler Town & Country minivans
- 2008-2009 Mercedes C-class
- 2010 Mercedes GLK350
Reports indicate that certain vehicles manufactured by Mazda and Volvo trucks may also be affected.
“Consumers are understandably outraged that the very safety device that is meant to protect them may not work and may actually endanger them and their families.” said Gretchen Freeman Cappio, a partner at Keller Rohrback.
If you or a family member owns or leases any of the potentially affected vehicles described above, or if you are concerned that your vehicle may be affected and have questions, please call attorneys Dean Kawamoto, Gretchen Freeman Cappio, or Derek Loeser at (800) 776-6044 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss our investigation and your potential claims.