• recall Jan 16

    Nissan Adds Nearly 346K Vehicles to Takata Recall Saga

    Nissan is recalling nearly 346,000 vehicles worldwide to replace dangerous Takata air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel.

  • Takata Dec 19, 2019

    Feds Probe Audi, Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi Over Takata Air Bag Recall

    The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is investigating four automakers that have a potentially deadly type of Takata air bag inflator in their vehicles but haven’t recalled them yet. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it is investigating Audi, Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi in connection with a recent Takata recall involving 1.4 million inflators. The inflators have a distinct...

  • Takata air bags recall Dec 4, 2019

    Deadly Defect Found in Another Version of Takata Airbags

    A new and distinct problem has been discovered in air bags made by the now bankrupt company Takata which has led to at least one death.  The recently discovered malfunction is different than the defect that led to at least 24 deaths and hundreds of injuries worldwide, though the result, like the earlier issue, leads to air bags that can…

  • chemical Jun 28, 2019

    Honda to Recall 1.6M Vehicles, Finish Takata Recalls Early

    Honda is recalling 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators, completing its required recalls six months ahead of schedule, the automaker said Friday. When the latest recall is done, Honda says it will have recalled or accounted for 22.6 million inflators in about 12.9 million vehicles. Takata inflators can explode with too much...

  • California May 17, 2019

    Risks of Buying a Used Car and What the Dealership Isn’t Telling You

    You can save a chunk of money buying a used car used instead of brand-new one. But the NBC4 I-Team learned you could also be buying one that has serious safety issues: ones the dealer knows about, but just isn’t fixing. Used cars sometimes have recalls, and dealers failed to warn Anthony Santos — before his car caught fire in...

  • U.S. government Apr 23, 2019

    US Expands Probe Into ZF-TRW Air Bag Failures to 12.3M Vehicles

    U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles equipped with bags that may not inflate in a crash. The problem could be responsible for as many as eight deaths. Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler from the 2010 through 2019 model years are included in...

  • Toyota Jan 10, 2019

    Toyota Recalls 1.7M Vehicles in N. America to Fix Air Bags

    Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles in North America to replace potentially deadly Takata front passenger air bag inflators. The move announced Wednesday includes 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. and is part of the largest series of automotive recalls in the nation’s history. Takata inflators can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At...

  • Stephen Ellison Jan 8, 2019

    Tesla Model S Affected by Next Phase of Takata Airbag Recall

    The industry-wide recall of Takata airbags has reached its next phase and includes later-year Tesla Model S vehicles, according to the electric carmaker.

  • chemical Jul 13, 2018

    Nissan Recalls About 105K Cars to Replace Takata Air Bags

    Nissan is recalling nearly 105,000 small cars to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers. Included are the 2011 Versa sedan and the 2011 and 2012 Versa hatchback. It only applies to cars that have been registered in 42 states and Washington, D.C., as part of a coordinated phase-in of Takata...

  • Puerto Rico May 7, 2018

    Take Care of Faulty Takata Air Bags Now, US Urges Drivers

    The U.S. Department of Transportation is again urging owners of vehicles with defective Takata air bags to seek repairs immediately. The agency singled out Ford Rangers and Mazda B-Series trucks from 2006, which are under a “do not drive” warning. The agency said Monday that it is “deeply concerned” that they are not being returned for repairs quickly enough. Chemicals...

  • Toyota Apr 28, 2018

    See If Your Car is Included in Any Recalls

    100’s of recall notices go out every year but many people either ignore them or are never notified. Here’s how you can find out if your car in included in a recall.

  • recall Mar 21, 2018

    Timeline: Takata Airbag Recalls

    A problem with Takata airbags resulted in the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.

  • Toyota Jan 9, 2018

    Toyota, Honda Add 1M Vehicles to Takata Air Bag Recalls

    Toyota and Honda are recalling more than 1 million additional vehicles in the U.S. to replace defective and potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators. The new recalls come after Takata revealed that another 3.3 million inflators are defective.

  • attorney Feb 27, 2017

    Takata Pleads Guilty to Fraud in Air Bag Case

    Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion in penalties for concealing an air bag defect blamed for at least 16 deaths, most of them in the U.S. The scandal, meanwhile, seemed to grow wider when plaintiffs’ attorneys charged that five major automakers knew the devices were dangerous but continued to...

  • driver Feb 3, 2017

    BMW Recalls 230K Vehicles That May Have Takata Air Bags

    BMW is recalling more than 230,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The automaker says the vehicles may have had a driver’s air bag replaced with a Takata inflator after a crash or in a previous recall. The vehicles originally were built with inflators made by another company. The recall covers certain...

  • driver Oct 26, 2016

    Toyota Adds 5.8M Vehicles to Global Takata Recall Total Over Air Bag Inflators

    Toyota is recalling about 5.8 million vehicles in Japan, Europe, China and other countries to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators. The company says it knows of one person injured in a crash involving one of the vehicles, but a spokesman didn’t know where the crash happened. Toyota says it hasn’t determined if the injury was caused by a...

  • driver Apr 6, 2016

    Texas Teen Killed by Takata Exploding Air Bag: Honda

    An unidentified 17-year-old girl from Texas who was driving a 2002 Honda Civic is the latest victim of the malfunctioning air bag inflators.

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