General Motors is not having a good time these days. It appears that the product line, a whole lot of product line, is under recall. General Motors Corporation took a big gamble on Takata Corporation air bags and lost.
Yesterday, Monday November 23, 2020 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a recall order for over seven million vehicles. GM had continued to use certain Takata air bags claiming that it’s studies had shown that these airbags had a different inflation device and didn’t need to be replaced. The Recall Order appears to be a flat rejection of GM’s position.
This recall centers on a defect in these airbags that causes the bags to explode, spraying shrapnel through the vehicle. In addition to the deaths, other drivers or passengers have been blinded or maimed.
THIS IS A SERIOUS RECALL: PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM DEATH OR MAIMING
Do you own a 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV or know someone who does?
In a Press Release from General Motors and Chevrolet I learned that the Companies have decided to voluntarily recall select 2017-2019 model-year Chevrolet Bolt EVs with high voltage batteries produced at LG Chem’s Ochang, Korea facility that may pose a serious risk of fire when charged to full, or very close to full, capacity. See also the press release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Company warns: DO NOT PARK THIS MODEL CAR IN YOUR GARAGE OR OTHER ENCLOSED SHELTER.
At the Miller Law Offices we try to keep up with highway traffic safety issues that might just help us save a life. If you don’t own one of these vehicles that’s a good thing, if you know somebody that does give them a heads up.
If you need advice regarding a serious injury received at the hands of another, give us a call at 615-356-2000 or visit our web site and we’ll talk it over with you at no charge. Best to you and your family over the holidays.