Electric car startup Coda Automotive says it has recalled 78 of its electric sedans because the car’s side curtain airbags may be mis-installed and may not go off in the event of an accident. It’s actually a pretty common occurrence for electric car startups to issue these types of recalls in the early days of production — Fisker has had a variety of these recalls, and Tesla (s TSLA) had them back in the day for its first electric sports car the Roadster.
Cars have a lot of moving parts, and car companies have to rely on their suppliers to make sure the parts supplied are not faulty. Fisker has recalled batteries from A123 Systems (s AONE), and a faulty cooling fan from a partner. When a company is working with third parties to assemble the cars, then that adds another element of risk.
After a lot of delays, Coda…
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