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3 Recent Recalls That May Impact Your Vehicle

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “A recall is issued when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle, equipment, car seat, or tire creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards.”

If your vehicle has a safety recall, the manufacturer will fix the issue free of charge.

Here are three recent recalls that may impact your vehicle:

#1 - Driver’s Seat Belt Tensioner Cable May Separate

Impacted vehicles may have received an inappropriate replacement tensioner cable assembly as part of a previous recall remedy or a subsequent fix. “The flexible steel cable connecting the driver's seat belt to the outboard side of the seat may be repeatedly bent over the seat side shield as the driver enters and exits the vehicle causing the cable to fatigue and separate.”

NHTSA Recall ID Number: 21V245

Recall Issue Date: April 8, 2021

Manufacturer: General Motors, LLC

Impacted Vehicles:

  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (2014-2016)
  • Chevrolet Tahoe (2015-2016)
  • GMC Sierra 1500 (2014-2015)

#2 - Side Curtain Airbags May be Unsecured

Unsecured side curtain airbags may not function properly, amplifying the risk of injury.

NHTSA Recall ID Number: 21V246

Recall Issue Date: April 8, 2021

Manufacturer: General Motors, LLC

Impacted Vehicles:

  • Buick Enclave (2010-2015, 2017)
  • Chevrolet Traverse (2010-2019)
  • GMC Acadia (2011-2016)

#3 - Side Curtain Airbags May Not Deploy

Impaired wires can make the airbag sensor inoperable, preventing the side and curtain airbags from deploying on the driver side and amplifying the risk of injury in an accident.

NHTSA Recall ID Number: 21V257

Recall Issue Date: April 13, 2021

Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

Impacted Vehicle:

  • Toyota Venza (2009-2015)

If you’ve been injured in a car accident as a result of a vehicle recall or for any other reason, you may be owed compensation. Let us see if we can help you recover it.

Call the New York lawyers at The Ahearne Law Firm, PLLC today by calling (845) 763-4100 to speak with a knowledgeable attorney about your case.


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