G.M. Cars With Faulty Air Bags Incur 303 Deaths

Posted on 19 March 2014 by Tony Santos


Tough times for General Motors, lawmakers and regulators has been pushing the company for its failure to find solution on its defective ignition switch in almost a decade. Apparently, a new review of federal crash data reveals that 303 people died after airbags failed to deploy specifically for the two models that were recently part of the recall last month.

Friedman Research Corporation did the review for the period of 2003 to 2012 of airbag failures though the firm did not look over what are causes of the car accidents. And this report add up to GM’s recall of 1.6 million cars worldwide because of the defective switch. The defective switch found on 2005-7 Chevrolet Cobalts, 2003-7 Saturn Ions and four other models has been relate to 12 deaths.

According to NYTimes, “The Center for Auto Safety’s letter said that the 303 victims were in the front seat, where air bags are situated, and had died in nonrear-impact crashes of Cobalts and Ions, in which the air bags did not deploy. That is about 26 percent of a total 1,148 fatalities — including those of back-seat occupants — that involved the same models.”

As of the moment, regulators are pursuing deep investigations about these defect trend incidents and you can do a virtual jump on our source link below for more information.

Source: NYTimes

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