When auto makers learn of defects in the manufacturing process that can affect the safety of drivers and passengers, they must act quickly to address them. When they fail or try to conceal that information from the public, victims of those deceptive practices can hold them accountable.

At The Law Office of Robert L. Starr, getting justice for car buyers is what we focus on every day. A case that founding attorney Robert Starr is currently involved in involving defective airbags in Nissan Frontier pickup trucks exemplifies that dedication to protecting car buyers.

The Dangers That Airbags Can Pose

The massive Takata airbag recall has received a lot of news coverage because of the gruesome way the exploding airbags injure and kill drivers. This case involving the Nissan Frontier also shows how manufacturers can deceive buyers by not providing proper warnings about the risks of airbag deployment.

According to the lawsuit, Nissan designed airbags for Frontiers in model years 2007-2014 that deploy from the sides of the car in the event of rollover accidents. However, a defect in the manufacturing of the airbag makes them overly sensitive, leading to deployment in normal driving conditions.

In this case, the California woman who originally filed the suit said she was driving when the side airbags suddenly deployed, leaving her Frontier unsafe to drive. While this woman escaped injury, an airbag that deploys while the vehicle is in motion could cause a serious accident that endangers the safety of the driver and passengers.

Uncovering The Right Evidence To Prove Negligence

To prevail in a case like this requires attorneys who know how to prove that the auto manufacturer acted negligently in failing to inform customers. In this case, evidence includes extensive consumer complaints, the owner's manual, internal testing records and dealer repair records.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of this faulty airbag issue, we invite you to contact our Los Angeles-area firm, no matter where you live in California. Robert Starr is one of the state's most experienced and effective consumer protection lawyers when it comes to automotive defects.

You can schedule your free consultation today by contacting us online or calling us at 818-225-9040.