Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208 “Occupant Crash Protection”

General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Coupes manufactured June 9, 2013, through September 6, 2013.

Door Opening in a Side Impact Defect Lawyer
Similar to the rollover openings in striker deformation, this failure occurred in a side impact with a cylindrical object at the A-Pillar position on the drivers side. The door separated at the striker and opening during the post collision phase. For years, the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) has testing vehicles for side impacts. The quickest way to get a Poor Ratings from the IIHS is to have a door open during a side impact.

Problem: In the affected vehicles, the required air bag warning label on the sun visor may peel off. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208 “Occupant Crash Protection.” If the air bag warning label detaches from the visor, the driver and front seat passenger may not be warned of the risks of air bag deployment, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Solution: GM will notify owners, and instruct owners how to inspect the visor sticker. As necessary, dealers will replace the sun visor, free of charge. The recall began on October 28, 2013. Owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. GM’s recall campaign number is 13284.

If you have been injured or had a loved one killed in a General Motor vehicle, and you think it could be related to any of GMC’s recent recalls, that you contact the TRACY law firm and discuss it with one of my attorneys or staff members.