Who Should Foot The Bill For Millions Of Repairs Because Of Defective Takata Airbags?

Who Should Foot The Bill For Millions Of Repairs Because Of Defective Takata Airbags?

So far this year, 10 automakers have recalled more than 19 million vehicles for potentially defective Takata airbags. While there’s no doubt that those vehicles must be repaired, a raging debate is beginning to form regarding just who should foot the bill for the millions of replacement airbags and loaner cars provided to affected customers. [More]

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Chrysler Recalls 257,000 Dodge Ram Trucks Because Axle Failures Can Be Dangerous

We may not know everything there is to know about the inner-workings of automobiles, but we’ve covered enough recalls to know that a properly working driveshaft is a pretty important part of a car. For that reason, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced the recall of nearly 257,000 Dodge Ram pickups. [More]

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Honda, Mazda Move For National Recall Of Vehicles With Defective Takata Airbags

Nearly a month after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged automakers and parts manufacturer Takata to expand recalls of vehicles with airbags that may spew shrapnel at passengers upon deployment, Honda and Mazda have agreed to national recalls – although many specifics regarding the new recalls remain undetermined. [More]

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Ranchers Legacy Meat Co. Recalls 1,200 Pounds Of Ground Beef Over E.Coli Contamination

Sure, it’s Thanksgiving week and we’re all preparing to devour our fair share of turkey. But some consumers prefer a main dish that’s a little more beefy. If you’re part of that camp, you might want to check the label after a Minnesota firm recalled ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli. [More]

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Lexus Recalls Nearly 423,000 Sedans Because Fuel Leaks Can Lead To Fires

The only time most consumers want to see a car catch on fire is during a high-action movie. So it’s probably for the best that Toyota issued a recall of nearly 423,000 Lexus vehicles for a fuel leak issue that increases the risk of fire. [More]

Hiroshi Shimizu, enior Vice President, Global Quality Assurance Takata Corporation, answered questions during a Senate committee hearing regarding defective airbags.

Takata “Deeply Sorry” To Those Affected By Defective Airbags, Still Reluctant On Nationwide Recall

In September 2013, Stephanie Erdman’s life changed forever when her 2002 Honda Civic collided with another vehicle on the way to a local grocery store in Florida. While Erdman’s passenger suffered only scrapes and bruises, she’s undergone a number of surgeries – with more to come – after being struck by shrapnel from her vehicle’s ruptured Takata airbag. Erdman’s story, and the graphic photos of her accident and injuries, took center stage Thursday morning during a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation hearing addressing the airbag defects that have now been linked to at least five deaths. [More]

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NHTSA Pushes For National Recall Of Takata Airbags

In the past year, nearly 10 million vehicles have been recalled in areas of high humidity – generally the southern United States – related to defective Takata-produced airbags. That number could increase significantly now that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has urged the Japanese auto parts maker and car manufacturers to expand the recall to cover the entire United States. [More]

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One Year After Jeep Recall, Repairs Still Difficult To Obtain

Despite Chrysler’s promise earlier this year to ramp-up efforts to fix more than a million Jeeps recalled over a year ago, consumers continue to report issues with obtaining the needed repairs. [More]

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Ford Expands Ranger Recall By Nearly 10,000 Trucks Over Takata Airbag Defect

The number of vehicles affected by potentially defective Takata airbags continues to grow. This time it comes from Ford, with the manufacturer expanding its previous recall regarding the Ranger pickup truck, bringing the total number of affected trucks to 23,713. [More]

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Mercedes Recalls Nearly 11,000 Vehicles For Loss Of Steering Issue

Unlike many car makers, Mercedes-Benz has been relatively unscathed during 2014’s recallapalooza. That changed today when the car manufacturer recalled nearly 11,000 compact cars for steering issues. [More]

McDonald’s Recalls Happy Meal Toy For Choking Hazard After Two Children Cough Up Pieces

McDonald’s Recalls Happy Meal Toy For Choking Hazard After Two Children Cough Up Pieces

Usually toys that come in kids meals bring joy and happiness to children, right? Apparently that wasn’t the case for 2.3 million whistle toys recently featured in McDonald’s Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals that pose a possible choking hazard. [More]

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Two Death, Four Injury Claims Approved By GM Last Week

The number of deaths and injuries linked to defective ignition switches in General Motors vehicles continued to tick upward last week, with two death claims and four injury claims being approved by the company’s victim compensation plan. [More]

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Nissan Recalls 53,000 Sedans, SUVs For Takata Airbag Defect

The number of vehicles recalled because of defective Takata airbags continues to grow, this time by nearly 53,000 Nissan models in 12 U.S. states and territories. [More]

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Documents Show GM Ordered New Ignition Switches Before Recall

General Motors’ massive ignition switch defect saga continues to look increasingly bad for the carmaker as new court documents show the company ordered a half-million new ignition switches, valued at $2.8 million, months before it notified federal regulators that an issue existed. [More]

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Chrysler Ramps Up Effort To Fix Recalled Jeeps With Specialized Websites

Back in July, officials at Chrysler said they would eventually get around to fixing millions of recalled Jeeps after regulators voiced their displeasure with the lack of progress being made to fix the potential fire issue. The car maker is finally taking steps to ensure owners repair their vehicles. [More]

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General Motors Continues To Claim It Shouldn’t Be Liable For Ignition Switch Lawsuits

General Motors made it clear several months ago that it would use its 2009 bankruptcy to shield itself from liability in lawsuits regarding the now massive ignition switch defect recall. Yesterday the carmaker reiterated its stance that it can’t be held responsible for the bad behavior of the “Old GM.” [More]

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Audi Recalls Nearly 102,000 Vehicles For Airbag Deployment Issues

Fresh off a recall of nearly a million vehicles, Audi issued another call back of nearly 102,000 cars for an airbag problem that could prevent the frontal safety devices from deploying. [More]

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GM Using $25 Gift Cards As Incentive For Consumers To Get Their Recalled Vehicles Fixed

General Motors’ social media campaign to coax consumers to fix their recalled vehicles doesn’t appear to be getting the job done. With just about half of the 2.4 million vehicles recalled for an ignition switch defect having been fixed, the car manufacturer has turned to dangling money in front of consumers to get the potentially dangerous cars off the road. [More]