General Motors Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Defective Airbags And Pretensioners21
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against General Motors by four plaintiffs in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New Jersey over allegedly defective airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners in a wide variety of its vehicles.
According to the class-action suit, which was reported on by Car Complaints this week, thousands of people have been either killed or injured due to defective airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners in various GM vehicles. The problem is allegedly caused by a faulty Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM), which is used to tell the vehicle whether or not to deploy the airbags in the event of a crash and activate the seatbelt pre-tensioners. The SDMs allegedly fail when the crash involves at least two successive impacts that last for 45 milliseconds or longer.
The meat of the class-action suit is as follows:
“The ‘Class Vehicles’ include all vehicles in the United States, including but not limited to General Motors trucks and SUVs, that contain the SDM System Defect that were either: (1) manufactured, sold, distributed, or leased by General Motors; or (2) manufactured, sold, distributed, or leased by Old GM and purchased or leased by Plaintiff or a Class member after July 10, 2009, including but not limited to, General Motors trucks and SUVs.”
The suit goes on to state that more than 800 complaints have been filed with the government about airbag failures in front-end crashes in GM vehicles dating back to 1999. It also claims government crash data proves “thousands” of people have been killed or injured as a direct result of these airbag failures in the same time period. GM is aware of the SDM defects, but will not do anything about it due to recall costs, the suit says.
The plaintiffs in this suit are looking for GM to issue a recall for all affected vehicles to repair or replace the SDM in affected vehicles, or buy back affected vehicles.
GM issued a recall for 4.3 vehicles over airbag-related issues back in 2016. The recall included vehicles from the 2014 to 2017 model years, including cars, trucks, crossovers and SUVs. The automaker has not issued a public statement in response to this recent class action suit as of this writing.
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Good I hope there stock takes another huge hit
I hope you have a long extremely painful illness. Then you die broke and alone.
1. Donald Trump
2. Anyone who doesn’t like GM or their vehicles, but spends a significant amount of time on a GM website.
3. Prius drivers
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Dude I just said that so you would stop offering to suk my dic.
The cuck is trying to make a joke 🤣
Awwww Mary’s husband is mad.
Cool story only issue I guarantee I have more money then you and always will. A guy who constantly brings up politics on a form for gm vehicles, yea that pretty much confirms you are broke.
Said the person who came to a GM site just to troll.
You don’t know me, and I highly doubt you have the mental capacity to figure me out.
Why don’t you go count your money again. It shouldn’t take that long.
Peter you obsess over another man you have never met and more then likely never will. Trump has been out of office for how many months now? But yet you continue to let him dominate your thoughts and you talk about him constantly. Some would say you are the troll since you come to a gm forum and constantly talk about trump when the articles have absolutely nothing to do with him. Get some help dude it’s not healthy for a grown man to obsess over another grown man the way you do especially one you don’t even know. It kinda seems like you fantasize about him. It’s cool if you bump the rainbow flag and all but don’t let a man you don’t know control you like that.
I never voted for trump 🤷♂️
The only way to force Mary out is push GM to the brink of liquidation.
Are you two related?
😂 no words!
No only you trashy trump supporters are related to your cousins.
If you’re going to use my name, can you try and be funnier.
About time GM get sued over air bags.
Recalls started in 2016. I finally got my air bag recall notice in feb 2021. FIVE YEARS LATER. GM STILL doesn’t have enough parts to complete the repairs. After months of calling the dealer I called the customer help line and they mysteriously ‘found’ the part to fix my truck last week. Dealer told me if I didn’t call I would still be waiting for the part.
Once again, complete incompetence from gM.
More bullshit from people that have no idea how or why an airbag works or when it’s not supposed to work. The Tamara airbag fiasco hit all manufacturers. The imports by much
More that GM. If you don’t know what you’re talking about, just shut your face and computer and leave the conversation to those of us who do. It would be nice if the author would do some research on credibility of claims instead of being a trained parrot.
Thanks for telling us how smart you are.
I’ll bet your head to body proportions are bigger than Mr Potato Head.
Takata…not Tamara, it would be great if you could proof-read your posts for glaring errors before posting pompous posts!