Thursday, 02 September 2021 14:01

Airbag Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Chrysler, GM

Written by David A. Wood, CarComplaints.com


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An airbag class action lawsuit has been filed against airbag manufacturer Key Safety Systems (Joyson), Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and General Motors.

The lawsuit alleges defective roof-rail airbag inflators are installed in GM vehicles and Ram trucks are equipped with defective side curtain airbag inflators.


The FCA and GM vehicles include these models:


  • 2015-2016 GMC Sierra 1500
  • 2015 GMC Sierra 2500
  • 2015 GMC Sierra 3500
  • 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
  • 2015-2019 Ram 1500
  • 2015-2020 Ram 2500
  • 2015-2020 Ram 3500
  • 2019-2020 Ram 1500 Classic


New Jersey plaintiff Glenn Sager owns a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado he purchased in April 2020, and Missouri plaintiff Thomas Harries owns a 2015 GMC Sierra he purchased Aug. 1.


Neither plaintiff alleges their airbag inflators ruptured or had any problems, but both plaintiffs claim their trucks lost value because of the airbags.


The class action alleges FCA and GM failed to adequately investigate the roof-rail and side curtain airbag problems and both automakers were too slow to issue recalls. The two plaintiffs also claim the automakers continue to conceal the facts about the airbag inflators.


When FCA and GM issued their recalls, both automakers said moisture may have...

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