After explosions of defective airbags, victims accuse Citroën and DS Automobiles of “failures”

After explosions of defective airbags, victims accuse Citroën and DS Automobiles of “failures”
After explosions of defective airbags, victims accuse Citroën and DS Automobiles of “failures”

TESTIMONIALS – The triggering of the Takata airbags on the C3 and DS3 is the cause of the deaths of at least four drivers overseas and one in mainland France. The victims criticize the Stellantis group for being slow to warn of the dangers.

“The airbag is supposed to protect us but this is what made me lose an eye.” In October 2022, Loris* was the victim of a road accident in the north-east of Guadeloupe while he was driving his Citroën C3 purchased second-hand a few months earlier. A pothole on a rough road caused him to lose control of his vehicle, which hit a pile of stones before rolling over onto the side of the road. The shock, although light, ensures Figaro the 29-year-old young man triggered the opening of his safety cushion “in a loud explosion”.

At the hospital, the surgeon who operated on Loris explains to him that she discovered metal debris stuck in his face. “The fragments came from the airbag canister. They broke all the bones in my left cheekbone and the orbital floor and gouged out my eye. he depicts, pointing to his prosthetic eye. “In this accident, I had no injuries other than those caused by the triggering…

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