Six automakers and supplier ZF TRW face a federal lawsuit seeking class-action certification over defective airbag control units.
The complaint, filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, claims the automakers and U.S. supplier TRW, acquired by Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen in 2015, concealed airbag defects from consumers.
The automaker defendants in the suit include Kia Motors America, Hyundai Motor America, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mitsubishi Motors America, American Honda Motor and Toyota Motor U.S.A.
Kia, Hyundai and ZF TRW face another federal suit over the same issue filed April 29 by California law firms Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein, and Baron & Budd.
The most recent lawsuit claims the airbag control unit can “seize-up” during an accident, causing airbags to fail to deploy and a seat belt lock failure.
MLG, a California law firm, and Kaplan Fox and Kilsheimer, of New York, filed the suit on behalf of six plaintiffs who say they…