A German parts company called TRW Automotive manufactured a potentially faulty airbag control unit, according to the USDOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Airbag control units are small devices that determine when an airbag should be deployed. The NHTSA claims these parts may fail due to electrical surges caused by a crash, resulting in undeployed airbags.
While we don’t know any specific models yet, we do know this effects potentially 12.3 million cars on the road today. These vehicles are model years 2010-2019, and are from Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai Motor Company’s Hyundai and Kia, as well as Mitsubishi.
Are there Recalls?
So far, no official recalls have been made, but the NHTSA has reported one death believed to be caused by this.
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As the holiday season is in full swing, Almost 100 million Americans travel. Maybe its for vacation, maybe its to see family on Christmas r Thanksgiving. Either way, the odds of you being one of the 100 million is likely. If you’re one of the people driving tis holiday season, there is an important question to ask yourself – “Is my car ready for a trip?”
Is My Car Ready?
Aside from packing and bringing coffee to stay awake during a road trip, there are many things your car needs checked before a road trip. Any funny noises you’ve been putting off – now is the time t have those looked at. Tires are extremely crucial – a low tire is a potential blowout on the way there. Brakes are also an important piece, as not being able to stop is always dangerous. Other minor things to look at include the speedometer accuracy, fluid levels, and if cruise control works.
If anything that a professional looks over is brought up as “bad,” the best time to replace is before a road trip. It is always best to be safe than sorry, because a tow across multiple states can cost hundreds. Even things that seem like nothing – a belt, for instance, can cause the whole car to stop running should it break.
Where Can I Get My Car Checked Over for a Trip?
Manchester Auto and Tire of Mint Hill has a 49.99 Trip inspection that covers everything from tires to fluids to belts. Nothing is left out. Should you wish to check your vehicle over for a trip, be sure to call us at 704-545-4597 or email us at email@example.com.