ZF TRW Accused of Selling Defective Airbags Used in Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Hyundai, and Kia Vehicles

August 2, 2019- Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C. is currently investigating ZF TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. for allegedly selling airbags with defective control units. Fraud and unjust enrichment claims have been made against ZR TRW and several automakers because of the allegedly defective airbags.

ZF TRW Allegedly Concealed Dangerous Airbag Defect from Consumers for Years

Owners and lessees of 2010-2019 model year vehicles manufactured by Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Hyundai, and Kia (see below for list of affected vehicles) may be affected. The claims are that ZF TRW’s airbag control unit could fail during a crash event, which would result in airbags not deploying and seat belt lockup failure. The defective airbags have been linked to at least eight deaths and several serious injuries. Additionally, it’s alleged that ZF TRW knew of the defects in its airbags and the risk of serious injury and death as early as 2011, but continued to sell them for use in new vehicle models through 2019 without warning consumers of the danger.

In April 2019, an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) into defective ZF TRW airbags in certain Hyundai and Kia vehicles was expanded to include vehicles made by Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Hyundai, and Kia. While the estimated number of vehicles containing ZF TRW’s defective airbag control unit is currently 12.3 million, the number is expected to rise significantly.

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If you are a current or former owner or lessee of any of the vehicles listed below, your vehicle’s airbag control unit may be defective and pose serious safety concerns. If you would like to discuss your legal options, please contact us at 215-238-1700.

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Affected vehicles include:

Acura RLX 2014-2019

Acura RLX Hybrid 2014-2019

Acura TL 2012-2014

Acura TLX 2015-2017

Acura TSX 2012-2014

Acura TSX Sport Wagon 2014

Acura TSX Sportswagon 2012-2013

Dodge Nitro 2010-2011

Dodge Ram 1500 2009-2012

Dodge Ram 2500 2010-2012

Dodge Ram 3500 2010-2012

Dodge Ram 4500 2011-2012

Dodge Ram 5500 2011-2012

Fiat 500 2012-2019

Honda Accord 2013-2015

Honda Accord Hybrid 2014-2015

Honda Civic 2012-2015

Honda Civic GX 2012-2015

Honda Civic Hybrid 2012-2015

Honda Civic Si 2012-2015

Honda CR-V 2012-2016

Honda Fit 2012-2017

Honda Fit EV 2013-2014

Honda Ridgeline 2012-2014

Hyundai Sonata 2013-2019

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2013-2019

Jeep Compass 2015-2017

Jeep Liberty 2010-2012

Jeep Patriot 2015-2017

Jeep Wrangler 2010-2018

Kia Forte 2013

Kia Forte Koup 2013

Kia Optima 2013-2019

Kia Optima Hybrid 2012-2016

Kia Sedona 2014

Mitsubishi Lancer 2013-2017

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2013-2015

Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart 2014-2015

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback 2013-2016

Mitsubishi Outlander 2013

Toyota Avalon 2012-2018

Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2013-2018

Toyota Corolla 2011-2019

Toyota Corolla IM 2017-2018

Toyota Corolla Matrix 2011-2013

Toyota Sequoia 2012-2017

Toyota Tacoma 2012-2019

Toyota Tundra 2012-2017