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Ferrari issues recall for auto defect with airbags

For Georgia motorists, an auto defect is something that must be considered when heading out on the road. Given the number of vehicles that are subject to recall and are alleged to have caused accidents, even those who have the financial wherewithal to purchase high-end vehicles must be aware of the dangers of faulty airbags. This is exemplified by the recall ordered by Ferrari.

The company has recalled 814 cars that range in cost between $200,000 and $1.4 million. This issue was discovered when the company was testing the steering column on a 458 Italia. The way in which the driver side airbag deployed during the test could lead to an injury. This information was posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Improper gluing between the leather skin that covers the airbag module and the cushions were found. It ended up in the wrong angle.

The vehicles were manufactured from December of 2014 to April of 2015 and the recall encompasses eight models. The Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp. made the airbags, but this is a different problem than the others that have plagued that company. The prior issue that received extensive publicity centered around the inflators and the potential that shrapnel will be ejected into the passenger compartment. It has affected more than 34 million of these devices worldwide, killing at least eight people.

There have yet to be any reported injuries due to this Ferrari recall, but that does not mean they have not happened. Those who believe they might have been harmed by a vehicle defect may want to pursue compensation for their losses with the help of a product liability attorney.

Source: Auto News, 'Ferrari recalls 814 supercars for improper airbag installations," July 17, 2015

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