Hyundai recently issued a recall notice for the Genesis Coupe due to airbag problems. This is an important recall because airbags are responsible for preventing thousands of injuries in car crashes each year. While they cannot prevent every injury, they do at least minimize the damage.
Drivers have become accustomed to this critical safety feature. Unfortunately, not all car manufacturers produce a perfect product.
There are wiring issues in many of the Hyundai Genesis Coupes that were manufactured between 2010 and 2016. Apparently, the electrical connector for the passenger airbag has been getting disconnected somehow. There are two issues that have arisen from this problem:
The airbag can deploy when it is not supposed to.
The airbag can deploy with too little force during an accident, failing to protect adult passengers in the process.
To prevent either scenario from happening, you should respond to the recall notice and take your Hyundai into a dealership.
If you or someone in your family has been injured in an accident while riding in a Hyundai Genesis because the airbags did not work properly, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against Hyundai directly.
Now that Hyundai has issued a recall notice, it is your responsibility to take the vehicle in and have it serviced so that the connector can be either replaced or repaired. However, having produced a defective product, it is still their responsibility to compensate you for any injuries that you have sustained as a result.
If you or someone you know has had this problem, the best thing to do is speak with an attorney about your legal options for seeking financial compensation. The worst thing about getting into a car accident and suffering an injury is not always the physical damage, because with the right medical care, recovery is often possible.
Very often, it is the medical bills and lost wages that create the biggest challenge. While recovering, an injured person can't always work, and this can lead to bills going unpaid and incredible financial stress.
In situations like these, there's no need to carry that financial burden because you have the option to file a lawsuit against the responsible party, which in this case is the car manufacturer.
Auto recalls aren’t at all uncommon, and the Hyundai Genesis recall is only the latest in a slew of recalls:
Hyundai also just announced a recall for their 2015 and 2016 Sonatas because of the large sunroof that can become loose while driving and actually fall off of the vehicle.
In October, Ford issued a recall and stop-sale notice for Shelby Mustangs due to a faulty engine cooler tube assembly.
Even BMW issued a recent recall for a loose wire that can lead to a stalled engine in several of their models.
It doesn’t matter what your car or truck costs—manufacturer negligence can occur with any make and model. That’s why it is critical to watch for recall notices and to investigate the cause of any crash you experience. Otherwise, you could be taking the blame for an accident that is simply not your fault.