West Covina, CA asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for California

Q: Sold new vehicle but malfunctioning airbag and was told to keep driving the vehicle.

Bought a Subaru new. I made an inquiry via text the next day that I am concerned about its airbag safety after seeing an airbag warning light and an email from Subaru to get it inspected. I got text back saying it was safe to drive. I kept driving it but after 4 weeks, I decided to take the vehicle for inspection because the airbag never went away and I continued to receive a warning email from Subaru. It turns out the airbag system is not working the whole time. I drove it all over California on a road trip with a malfunctioning airbag system. I find it negligent for them to tell me to drive an unsafe vehicle. They repaired the vehicle under warranty for 10 days and now they are offering me an extended warranty for free in exchange for a General release of claims. What should I do?

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William John Light
William John Light
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Take the offer. You have no injuries and no basis to sue.

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