On May 13, 2023, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) called for an immediate recall of 67 million airbag inflators manufactured by ARC Automotive, Inc. of Knoxville, TN. In a letter to ARC, NHTSA stated: "NHTSA is issuing this recall request letter to notify you that the Agency has tentatively concluded that a defect related to motor vehicle safety exists in the frontal driver and passenger air bag inflators under investigation that were produced before installation of borescopes on all toroidal inflator manufacturing lines in January 2018 (“subject inflators”), and to demand that ARC issue a Part 573 Recall Report addressing that safety defect causing the Exploding ARC airbags."
NHTSA states that the recall is necessary and justified because two people have been killed in the United States and Canada and at least seven others injured by the defective ARC airbag inflators, which can explode with too much force and expel shrapnel. The explosions, which first occurred in 2009, have continued as recently as this year.
A special order from the NHTSA asks multiple questions about whether ARC expects any of its inflators to blow apart in the future, and whether it has notified customers about the risk. The special order from the NHTSA asks multiple questions about whether ARC expects any of its defective ARC airbag inflators to blow apart in the future, and whether it has notified customers about the risk.
The recall of the ARC airbag inflators is currently only taking place in the United States. However, NHTSA still believes due to the number of incidents, a broad recall is necessary.
If you or a loved one were injured by an exploding airbag call exploding ACR airbag lawyer Timothy L. Miles today for a free case evaluation about an Exploding ARC lawsuit.
Read on to learn answers to four frequently asked questions about an Exploding ARC lawsuit.
WHAT IS CAUSING THE DEFECTIVE ARC AIRBAG INFLATORS TO RESULT IN EXPLODING ARC AIRBAGS?
The defective ARC airbag inflators are similar to hazardous inflators manufactured by the now-bankrupt Takata Corporation of Japan. Both of the devices use a compound known as ammonium nitrate in order to create a small explosion to inflate the bags in a crash, and both can blow apart metal canisters that contain the chemical. However, unlike the Takata airbags, ARC only uses ammonium nitrate in the defective ARC airbag inflators as a secondary method to inflate the airbags.
Ammonium nitrate can deteriorate when exposed repeatedly to high temperatures and humidity, and it can burn too fast, making explosions larger.
what is the DANGER POSED BY THE DEFECTIVE ARC AIRBAG INFLATORS AND THE EXPLODING ARC AIRBAGS?
Drivers are potentially at risk of being injured or killed by the defective ARC Airbag Inflators causing the Exploding ARC airbags. An Exploding Airbag will cause Metal shards and shrapnel to be propelled at high speeds, causing severe cuts, burns, eye injuries, torn arteries, broken bones, and death. Regardless of fault in an accident, or the number of parties involved, those injured by the Exploding ARC airbags may still have a claim.
HOW do i know if my car has the DEFECTIVE ARC AIRBAG INFLATORS CAUSING THE EXPLODING ARC AIRBAGS?
View a list of vehicles that have the defective ARC airbag inflators below. NOTE: It is important to note that this is not a comprehensive list, and the NHTSA advises all vehicle owners to check their 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the NHTSA website to determine if their vehicle is affected. If you still are unsure or if you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact exploding ACR airbag lawyer Timothy L. Miles free of charge.
WHAT COMPENSATION COULD I RECEIVE FROM AN EXPLODING ARC AIRBAG LAWSUIT?
When faulty airbags are installed into a vehicle, in the event of a car crash, the airbag may not deploy or can cause further injuries to the occupants inside. In most cases, those who have been injured by a defective airbag may be eligible to recover the following damages:
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EXPLODING ARC AIRBAG LAWYER TIMOTHY L. MILES
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