Chimicles & Tikellis LLP is investigating a potential class action against Continental Automotive Systems (“Continental”), a German company that manufactures electronic airbag control components. Reportedly, a defect involving the semiconductors in the component manufactured by Continental can fail and cause the airbag to deploy unexpectedly (or to fail to deploy altogether). A recently revealed filing with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) suggests that Continental was aware of a defect in its airbag control units since as early as 2008. Continental informed NHTSA that electronic systems built from 2006-2010, and used in as many as 5 million vehicles, may be affected by the defect. The defective control modules reportedly were installed in a variety of models of Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Fiat, and Chrysler automobiles.
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