What if my airbag didn’t deploy?

Congress passed a law that all vehicles manufactured after September 1, 1998, must be equipped with airbags on both sides of the front seat. Airbags were designed to be instantaneously deployed at the time of impact to lessen the severity of the injuries to the occupants. Today vehicles are manufactured with airbags all throughout the passenger cabins. An airbag is designed to deploy when a certain sensor is activated by a collision. Unfortunately, airbags sometimes do not deploy – or oftentimes we see that the sensors were not in the proper place to detect a collision – often leading to severe injury. If you were seriously and permanently injured as a result of an airbag that did not deploy, you may be entitled to compensation.

Furthermore, if your airbag failed to deploy during a collision, it may be due to a faulty and recalled ignition switch by GM. If your ignition switch was not repaired prior to your accident and you drove one of the following vehicles, you may be entitled to compensation.

  • Buick Lacrosse (Model Years 2005-2009)
  • Buick Lucerne (Model Years 2006-2011)
  • Cadillac CTS (Model Years 2003-2011)
  • Cadillac Deville (Model Years 2000-2005)
  • Cadillac DTS (Model Years 2006-2011)
  • Cadillac SRX (Model Years 2004-2006)
  • Chevrolet Camaro (Model Years 2010-2014)
  • Chevrolet Cobalt (Model Years 2005-2010)
  • Chevrolet HHR (Model Years 2006-2011)
  • Chevrolet Impala (Model Years 2000-2014)
  • Chevrolet Malibu (Model Years 1997-2003)
  • Chevrolet Malibu Classic (Model Years 2004-2006)
  • Chevrolet Monte Carlo (Model Years 2000-2007)
  • Daewoo G2X (Model Year 2007)
  • Oldsmobile Alero (Model Years 1-2010)
  • Opel/Vauxhall GT (Model Year 2007)
  • Pontiac G4 (Model Years 2005-2006)
  • Pontiac G5 (Model Years 2007-2010)
  • Pontiac Grand AM (Model Years 1999-2005)
  • Pontiac Grand Prix (Model Years 2004-2008)
  • Pontiac Pursuit (Model Years 2005-2006)
  • Pontiac Solstice (Model Years 2006-2010)
  • Saturn Ion (Model Years 2003-2007)
  • Saturn Sky (Model Years 2007-2010)

Service Part Vehicles (Ignition Switch was Replaced by a Dealer or Independent Service Center with an Ignition Switch bearing Part Number 10392423)

  • Chevrolet Cobalt (Model Years 2008-2010)
  • Chevrolet HHR (Model Years 2008-2011)
  • Daewoo G2X (Model Years 2008-2009)
  • Opel/Vauxhall GT (Model Years 2008-2010)
  • Pontiac G5 (Model Years 2008-2010)
  • Pontiac Solstice (Model Years 2008-2010)
  • Saturn Sky (Model Years 2008-2010)

If you have more questions, please contact one of our experienced lawyers at The Ruth Law Team to discuss your rights!