While the Takata airbag recall has dominated headlines for some time, there are several other auto defect problems that need to be given attention as well.. One such issue involves Autoliv Inc., which is an auto parts manufacturer like Takata. Autoliv is located in Sweden and focuses on making auto safety parts, such as airbags and seat belts. Autoliv auto parts are in approximately 1,300 different models of automobiles. As a result, if one of their products is defective, it can affect hundreds of thousands of vehicles worldwide.
Per an Automotive News report, due to a problem with Autoliv airbags and seat belts, the company may have to recall around 400,000 vehicles.
What’s Wrong with Autoliv’s Seat Belts and Airbags?
As of this writing, Autoliv has told US safety regulators that the reason for the potential auto recall is because of glitches involving the inflators in Autoliv airbags and the pretensioners in Autoliv’s seat belts. Pretensioners tighten seat belts in vehicles to ensure passengers and drivers are secure in case of an auto accident.
Autoliv has yet to go into detail about what the problem is with its airbag inflators and seat belt pretensioners. Reportedly, the automaker discovered the auto defects during internal testing, and so far, there have not been any reports of auto accidents or injuries related to these issues.
Following a car accident, if victims or their families even suspect that an auto defect led to the crash, they should speak with an experienced product liability attorney with a track record of success as soon as possible. Filing a product liability claim can enable victims to hold negligent automakers and auto parts manufacturers accountable for the financial burden that incident has caused them.