Coda recalls sedans for airbag safety concerns

August 27, 2012 12:00 AM

The electric car company Coda Automaker is recalling some of the 2012 sedans because the side curtain airbags may not have been installed properly. This recall affects 78 vehicles, according to Inside Line.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the airbags did not deploy properly during August crash tests. This may increase the risk of injury should the vehicle be involved in a collision. The news provider reports the NHTSA has not yet released a safety rating for the Coda on their website,

"The side curtain airbags may not have been properly installed which could cause them to not deploy as intended. In the event of a crash, the side curtain airbags may fail to deploy as intended, increasing the risk of a crash," NHTSA summarized in the report.

At present, Coda Automotive representatives told federal safety regulators that there are no known incidents or injuries related to the defect, according to the news source. However, the Wall Street Journal reports that dealers will inspect the airbags to make sure they are functional, fixing the issue if necessary. In addition to functional airbags, passengers can increase car safety by getting scheduled car tune ups.

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