Subaru has announced a recall for approximately four hundred 2012 Legacy and Outback vehicles, due to a potential airbag defect. The vehicles were manufactured in December 2011.
Consumer Reports indicated that the defective side curtain airbags may fail to deploy during an impact, increasing the risk of injury to drivers and passengers in an accident.
Side airbags are supposed to protect individuals involved in broadside or T-bone accidents - accidents that occur at an intersection of if a driver runs a red light or does not yield the right-of-way.
Side curtain airbags offer much-needed additional protection to an individual in a broadside accident. When they fail to deploy, the results can be catastrophic.
If you have one of these vehicles, Subaru dealers will replace them at no cost to you. If you have one of these vehicles and are injured because the airbag did not deploy, contact a San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who has been successful in automobile product liability cases. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical bills and other accident-related expenses.