The 2012 Hyundai Elantra is under investigation after a safety complaint was filed. An owner of the model filed a complaint with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in regards to a potential airbag defect.
The complaint pertained to an incident in which the driver’s side airbag was activated, causing a piece of metal to detach from the headboard area of the vehicle. The metal shard sliced open the driver’s ear. The driver claims that if he were to have been sitting differently, his neck could have been the target of the metal object instead of his ear.
Another comment concerning the safety of the Elantra was reported, but no injuries were involved. Regulators have begun an investigation into the airbag defect claims and could possibly issue a recall depending on the results.
Airbag defects in motor vehicles could have deadly consequences. If you have suffered an injury due to an airbag malfunction, please contact the airbag defects lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.