By: Nicole Halavi
Numerous complaints regarding defective Continental airbags have been filed against automakers such as Honda, Mercedes, Dodge, Mazda, and Fiat Chrysler. Continental AG, also commonly referred to as Continental, is a German automotive parts manufacturer specializing in brake systems, tires, powertrain, automotive safety, and other parts for the automotive industry. In light of these issues, drivers of the affected models may be eligible for compensation. The most common claims include breach of warranty and negligence.
If you are an owner of a vehicle equipped with defective Continental airbags, CCA is here to help. We invite you to call our experts today for a free consultation: (833) LEMON-FIRM.
What Are the Safety Issues in the Continental Airbags that Led to a Class Action Lawsuit?
Vehicles equipped with Continental airbags have been exhibiting complications for more than a decade. As per several reports, the manufacturer has been aware of these issues as early as 2008.
Continental airbag control units manufactured between 2006 and 2010 are known to have a faulty power supply component that is susceptible to corrosion due to moisture that can eventually lead to premature unit failure. This is a defect that can have significant impacts on your vehicle’s overall performance and safety systems. The faulty component can damage the seatbelt pre-tensioners and airbags, which might not function in the event of a crash. Also, the defect can lead to unnecessary deployment of the airbags. Both cases can put the driver and other passengers in a dangerous, and potentially life-threatening, situation.
Some of the most popular brands that used the defective Continental airbag control unit include Mercedes-Benz, Fiat Chrysler, and Honda. Mentioned below is a list of models that have been recalled due to the airbag defect:
- 2008-10 Honda Accord
- 2009 Dodge Journey
- 2008-09 Dodge Grand Caravan
- 2008-09 Chrysler Town and Country
- 2009 Volkswagen Routan
- 2008-09 Mercedes-Benz C Class
- 2008-09 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
- 2009-2010 Mazda Mazda6
- 2016 BMW 7-series (740Li, 750Li, 750 Lxi)
While the list above covers some of the most commonly used vehicles, it only addresses around 600,000 out of the five million vehicles equipped with the defective airbag control unit.
What Can I Do If I am an Owner of a Vehicle Mentioned in the List Above, or Have a Model Equipped with Defective Continental Airbags?
If you own a vehicle mentioned in the affected models list above or own another model equipped with defective Continental airbags, you may be eligible for compensation. The attorneys at CCA are knowledgeable about the issues caused by Continental airbags and will work to get you the compensation you deserve from the auto manufacturers.
If you are experiencing any safety issues with your vehicle, do not hesitate to contact our experts for a free consultation at (833) LEMON-FIRM.