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Retry: Airbag and Steering Failure

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Anastesia

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In CA - Paid cash for a 2000 in Feb. - 2 wks later, trying to avoid being cut off in traffic, steering wheel locked. Had accident. Car fixed for 3 wks. June 2nd, SRS light comes on and stays lit for 1 wk. Mfr. chks out and gives back car on June 9. 1 1/2 wk. later, steering wheel locks again. Hit freeway embankment. Pssgr airbag deploys, driver bag does not, find out from mechanic that neither bag was supposed to deploy (especially not separately) and steering should not have locked. I have whiplash and cut on throat from seatbelt. Mfr. admits SRS is faulty but is trying to fix again & give back, wants to fix car first, then investigate component failure. This does not sound right. I feel unsafe driving car. Insurance co. is no help. There is over 12k in damage to exterior alone. Can I get a new car or money back, do I have a case against mfr. Help! Pls. advise.
 


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prairielaw3

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With what you gone through, I would suggest you see an experienced trial attorney asap. While there may be cost issues with a product liability case,if they admit a defect then that problem may be solved. Also, some states
have special consumer laws to protect customers from lemon cars. Consult with a lawyer; with what you gone through it worth it.


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George H. Senteney
http://www.prairielaw.com
 
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Anastesia

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by prairielaw3:
With what you gone through, I would suggest you see an experienced trial attorney asap. While there may be cost issues with a product liability case,if they admit a defect then that problem may be solved. Also, some states
have special consumer laws to protect customers from lemon cars. Consult with a lawyer; with what you gone through it worth it.


<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thank you for your assistance with my question. I have begun the search for a good attorney and will advise the status. Thanks again.

 
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keeshy2

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Try searching on "lemon law" on the Internet. A California site that might help you is www.dca.ca.gov/acp. The law varies from state to state, but here in Virginia if there have been 2(?) defects with the same part in the first 18 months of ownership on a new car the car can be declared a lemon by a judge.
Good luck!
 

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