Urgent Airbag Recall in Austin: Check Your VIN and Stay Safe!

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30 million vehicles have been installed with faulty airbags in a recall that started this summer and has increased in size and urgency.

Texas drivers are especially prone to danger because our state is so humid—in fact, Texas has been one of the first states made a priority for replacement parts.

The problem is twofold. One, the airbags may affect more cars than owners realize. Two, there are not enough replacement parts to go around. Austin car owners have been increasingly frustrated with dealerships’ lack of support, according to this recent KVUE article.

As Austin’s premiere car accident law firm, the Loewy Law Firm is committed to keeping Austinites safe. These airbags were recalled because in a crash, especially in areas with high humidity, the inflators can explode and send dangerous shrapnel into the passenger side of the car. What can you do to make sure that you and your family will be protected in a car crash?

First of all, check your car’s VIN number here or call the NHTSA’s Safety Hotline number, 1-888-327-4236. You can also check the list of affected cars here.

If your car has a faulty airbag, experts recommend taking it to a dealership to have the device disabled. Texas is one of the first states that will receive replacement parts, but parts are still limited, so it is important to be proactive about replacing the faulty airbags.

If you are injured in a car crash, please call our firm for help today. We will obtain the best medical care and financial compensation available for you. Call us today for a free consultation.