Nissan Expands Recall For Vehicles With Possibly Defective Takata Airbags

Nissan Expands Recall For Vehicles With Possibly Defective Takata Airbags

In a year marred by vehicle recalls, Nissan remained relatively under the radar with fewer than 500,000 cars recalled. But that changed on Saturday when the car company expanded a previous recall over defective Takata-produced airbags, bringing its total to more than 664,000. [More]

Honda Expands Airbag Defect Recall To Include Vehicles In California

Honda Expands Airbag Defect Recall To Include Vehicles In California

If you live in California and you drive a Honda vehicle, listen up, because the car maker expanded its recall for potentially faulty airbag deployment issues by nearly 500,000 in your area. [More]

GM Halts Sale Of Chevy Cruze Over Airbag Concerns; Recall Possible

GM Halts Sale Of Chevy Cruze Over Airbag Concerns; Recall Possible

General Motors is once again telling dealers to stop sales of existing inventory of the Chevy Cruze, which has already been the subject of a recall this year over drive shaft issues. This time, the car maker says some 33,000 of these cars could have airbags that were assembled with the wrong part. [More]

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Mazda, Honda And Nissan Issue Recalls Of Nearly 3 Million Vehicles Related To Faulty Airbag Deployment

Nearly 3 million more Nissan, Mazda and Honda vehicles have been recalled related to potentially faulty, and painful, airbag deployment issues that are currently under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. [More]

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NHTSA Opens Investigation Into Defective Airbags Following Numerous Recalls

Just a day after Toyota re-issued a 2013 recall because shrapnel could fly toward passengers when the airbag deploys, federal regulators opened an investigation into whether the airbags used by five automakers could hurt people in the event of a crash. [More]

Toyota Reissues Recall Because No One Wants Shrapnel Flying Out Of Their Airbags

Toyota Reissues Recall Because No One Wants Shrapnel Flying Out Of Their Airbags

No driver wants to encounter a piece of metal flying toward their heads, especially if that shrapnel is coming from a device meant to save your life. To cut down on that risk, Toyota is reissuing a 2013 recall of more than 700,000 vehicles. [More]

Ford Recalls 692K Ford Escape & C-MAX Vehicles Because Airbags Are Supposed To Deploy

Ford Recalls 692K Ford Escape & C-MAX Vehicles Because Airbags Are Supposed To Deploy

A software glitch in some of Ford’s Escape SUV and C-MAX vehicles may prevent airbags from deploying immediately, so the carmaker has recalled a total of 692,500 vehicles to fix this potentially deadly problem. [More]

Nissan Recalls Over 1 Million Vehicles Because Passenger Airbags Should Deploy In An Accident

Nissan Recalls Over 1 Million Vehicles Because Passenger Airbags Should Deploy In An Accident

The average adult weighs about 155 pounds. That should be enough for a vehicle to determine if an adult is sitting in the front passenger seat, right? Apparently not in the case of more than one million recently recalled Nissan vehicles. [More]

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GM May Recall Additional 400,000 Vehicles Over Airbag Concerns

In the last year, General Motors has issued two small airbag-related recalls affecting a total of around 7,000 vehicles. But the folks at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration think that recall may need to be expanded a little bit… by around 400,0000. [More]

A 2009 Honda Pilot, one of the vehicles involved in the recall.

Honda Recalls 748,000 Vehicles Because Airbags Are Supposed To Deploy Properly

Someone at the Honda factory apparently goofed and may not have put enough rivets in the airbag assemblies of Pilot and Odyssey vehicles. Without the right number of rivets, the airbag may not deploy properly, which could defeat the entire purpose of an airbag. So it’s time for these cars to be recalled. [More]

Honda's Airbag Recall Continues To Inflate, Adds Another 273,000 Cars

Honda's Airbag Recall Continues To Inflate, Adds Another 273,000 Cars

Back in 2008, Honda issued a recall of a measly 3,940 vehicles over potentially faulty airbags. In 2009, that number ballooned up to 440,000 cars, and then added another 438,000 in 2010. But like a big white bag that inflates unexpectedly in your face, it just got larger, adding another 273,000 cars. [More]

GM Introduces First Front-Center Air Bag

GM Introduces First Front-Center Air Bag

In an effort to protect folks in the front seat during side impact crashes, General Motors announced earlier today that it plans to introduce the industry’s first front-center air bag in three of its vehicles starting with model year 2013. [More]

300,000 Dodge & Chrysler Minivans Recalled For Possible Airbag Problems

300,000 Dodge & Chrysler Minivans Recalled For Possible Airbag Problems

Chrysler has recalled 300,000 model year 2008 Dodge Caravan, Chrsyler Grand Voyager and Town & Country minivans in the U.S. over concerns that the airbags on these vehicles could inadvertently deploy, which is hilarious in slapstick comedies but potentially deadly in real life. [More]

Toyota Recalls Over 200,000 RAV4 & 90,000 Highlander Vehicles Over Airbag Concerns

Toyota Recalls Over 200,000 RAV4 & 90,000 Highlander Vehicles Over Airbag Concerns

The Toyota recall parade continues with the announcement of a recall of approximately 214,000 of its 2007 and 2008 model year RAV4 and 94,000 of its 2008 model year Highlander and Highlander Hybrid vehicles due to faulty roll-over sensors in their side airbag systems. [More]

Ford Adds Another 1.2 Million Trucks To F-150 Airbag Recall

Ford Adds Another 1.2 Million Trucks To F-150 Airbag Recall

Remember when NHTSA suggested that Ford should recall 1.3 million F-150 trucks over airbag concerns? Probably not, because the car company only chose to recall around 150,000 of them. Well after further conversations with regulators, it appears that all those trucks Ford had originally decided didn’t merit a recall… they do now. [More]

Ford Recalls 150,000 F-150 Trucks Over Airbag Concerns

Ford Recalls 150,000 F-150 Trucks Over Airbag Concerns

Denis Leary may shout about how crazy smart the engineers at Ford are in those irritating TV ads, but those engineers apparently weren’t smart enough to include an airbag that might not deploy without warning in the F-150 pickup. [More]

Airbag Defect Prompts Honda To Recall 440,000 Cars

Airbag Defect Prompts Honda To Recall 440,000 Cars

If you own a Honda and don’t like getting shot in the face with jagged metal fragments, you may want to keep an eye out for a recall notice. The automaker announced yesterday that it would recall 440,000 Civics, Accords, and Acura TL sedans sold between 2001 and 2003.

Consumerist Ask Metafilter Round-Up

I recently received a bill from my local utilities company stating that they had accidentally undercharged me for the last year. Now they want me to pay 438.53. Here’s the letter, is there a way out of this? [Link]