Florida is the “epicenter” of the Takata airbag debacle which has resulted in the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. Unfortunately, all signs indicate that the severe injuries and deaths will continue into the foreseeable future. The roadways remain flooded with millions of vehicles which may still be equipped with the potentially lethal airbags. Moreover, consumers who take their vehicles in for repairs have been placed on waiting lists due to a lack of replacement parts. Even worse, some of the replacement airbags may be subject to the same danger because they also contain ammonium nitrate, the volatile chemical which may be the root of the problem.
Since 2002, General Motors has sold the Chevrolet Aveo globally under a variety names, supported by several sub-manufacturers, as the subcompact car has long served as GM’s answer to the popular subcompact models of its competitors, such as the Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris, and Hyundai Accent. Sold in most countries as the Aveo, this vehicle is also known in Canada as the Suzuki Swift, while it is sold in North America and other various countries as the Chevy Sonic.
General Motors announced today that for the second time in two years it will recall vehicles because of a manufacturing defect that could potentially cause fires in a variety of popular model vehicles. More than 1.5 million automobiles are involved in this recall, including pickup trucks, sedans, crossovers, and sport utility vehicles manufactured between 2006 and 2009.