Mercedes-Benz has recalled nearly 48,000 of their SUVs to repair a sensor problem that could prevent the front passenger airbag from deploying in a crash. The 2016 and 2017 GL, GLE and GLS models are included in the recall. Mercedes says that this could be a calibration issue, but it is unclear if this problem has caused any injuries. Documents filed by the company says drivers get a dashboard warning message saying that the airbag is off even if there is a passenger in the seat. Mercedes reported that they will notify owners of the affected models and dealerships will update the sensor for free.
Product liability laws are established and enforced to help protect consumers against injuries caused by faulty and defective products. Companies, distributors, manufacturers, and retailers are responsible for producing, manufacture, distribute and sell safe and reliable products to consumers. It is also their responsibility to alert consumers of any issue with their products. Most times it can be an easy fix of returning the product for an exchange or a refund. However, in more severe recalls the faulty or defective product can cause major injuries. If you or a loved one is injured due to a faulty or defective product, it is necessary to contact a product liability attorney. A product liability attorney can discuss your legal options and pursue action against the party at fault for your injuries.
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