Nissan Titan Crash Failure Lawsuits
How a vehicle protects its passengers during a wreck is one of the most important safety considerations when purchasing a vehicle. How the front, sides and roof will withstand impact, rollovers and other crash scenarios are rated during performance testing. Individual safety features are examined, and overall crashworthiness is evaluated. While there are minimum requirements that all vehicles must meet, some pass this inspection but still prove to have poor performance when it comes to crash safety.
The Nissan Titan has had a few issues regarding safety. In 2018, some 2016-2018 models were recalled due to a load carrying capacity issue. Due to added accessories, the load capacity was diminished, which created a higher risk of a crash. Another recall on the Nissan Titan was the rear seatbelts on certain 2016-2017 crew-cab models, allowing passenger’s heads to contact a D-ring, increasing the risk of injury. Some model years of Titans also were not equipped with an electronic stability control (ESC), making it more difficult to maneuver and control when needing to swerve.
Risk of Injury in Crash
When a vehicle under-performs during a real-life crash, issues with safety features can come to light. It is often only after an occupant is seriously injured or there are fatalities for manufacturers and government safety organizations to take notice. A vehicle can pass crash tests and meet the minimum requirements yet still have defects that are dangerous to consumers. Issues like a collapsing roof during rollovers, seatbelt failures or overloading problems instigating crashes can all be dangerous. Until there are injury and fatality statistics, vehicles can still be allowed to remain on the roads.
Owners of Nissan Titans should be aware of recalls and issues that can impact safety during a crash. If you or a loved one were seriously injured due to a safety defect in a Nissan Titan, contact our legal team at Conley Griggs Partin LLP to explore your options. You may be eligible to pursue a safety defect lawsuit for compensation.