airbags

Samuel M. Livingston

Toyota, Subaru, Mazda, BMW To Pay $553M To Owners Of Vehicles With Potentially Lethal Takata Airbags

Owners of Toyota, Subaru, Mazda, and BMW vehicles affected by the massive shrapnel-shooting Takata airbag defect could soon receive compensation for past repairs and other economic losses, as the automakers agreed today to pay $553 million to compensate owners and create programs intended to repair defective airbags more quickly. [More]

Mike Mozart

Why Is Subaru Telling Me To Keep People Out Of The Passenger Seat For The Next Year?

For the better part of two years, carmakers have been notifying owners of vehicle included in the massive shrapnel-shooting Takata airbags recall. Given the sheer volume of and airbags involved, it’s understandable that not all repairs can be done right away, but some drivers are finding out that they may not only have to wait a year for the fix, they shouldn’t have anyone else in the front seat with them during that time. [More]

Samuel M. Livingston

Dangerous Recalled Airbag Shows Up In Honda Accord That Wasn’t On Recall List

Vehicles that end up in the scrapyard are sometimes dismantled and pieces sold to companies — often repair shops — to be used in other vehicles as replacement parts. While this is perfectly legal, it’s also dangerous, especially when it concerns recalled supplies, such as the deadly shrapnel-shooting Takata airbags.  [More]

Jacki Vance-Kuss

Honda Recalls 37,000 Accords In Hunt To Find 2,500 Defective Airbags

To date, Honda has replaced nearly nine million defective, shrapnel-shooting Takata airbags. Now the company is undertaking a “needle-in-a-haystack” search for 2,500 Accord vehicles that weren’t included in any of those recalls. The automaker says these cars have replacement airbags that were installed before anyone knew of the defect. [More]

Don Buciak II

Ford Recalls 32,000 Vehicles Over Airbags That Won’t Inflate

So far, more than 42 million vehicles equipped with shrapnel-shooting Takata airbags have been recalled in the U.S. But it’s another issue with the autoparts maker that has Ford recalling nearly 32,000 vehicles: airbags that won’t inflate. [More]

Samuel M. Livingston

Lawsuit Claims Five Automakers Knew Of Dangerous Takata Airbags, Used Them Anyway

Takata recently agreed to pay $1 billion to close the books on a federal criminal investigation into its shrapnel-shooting airbags linked to 11 deaths, but the auto parts company — and several automakers — must still answer allegations that these airbags were a known problem long before the massive recall. [More]

(dirtyblueshirt)

600,000 Audi Vehicles Recalled Over Fire Hazard, Airbag Issues

Audi’s parent company Volkswagen is kicking off the week in style, announcing two separate recalls — one involving a potential fire risk, the other for faulty airbags — covering a total of nearly 600,000 vehicles. [More]

(I Am Rob)

New Mexico Sues 15 Carmakers, Takata For Concealing Deadly Airbag Defects; Seeks $10K/Day

Just when you thought Takata’s massive shrapnel-shooting airbag debacle was beginning to wind down after the company settled federal criminal charges for $1 billion, New Mexico has filed a lawsuit against the company and 15 car companies for allegedly covering up the deadly defect. [More]

stellarviewer

Toyota Adds 544K Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall

With Takata’s supposed $1 billion criminal settlement looming, another automaker announced plans to expand the number of its vehicles affected by the massive shrapnel-shooting airbag defect: Toyota will add 543,000 cars to the recall list. [More]

I Am Rob

Guilty Plea, $1 Billion Penalty Expected In Deadly Takata Airbag Debacle

When it rains criminal settlements it apparently pours: auto parts maker Takata will reportedly plead guilty to criminal wrongdoing in the handling of its years-long shrapnel-shooting airbag defect debacle by the end of the week.  [More]

Van Swearington

Ford Adds 816K Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall List

After what seemed like months with no additional vehicles being added to the ongoing shrapnel-shooting Takata airbag recall, we now have two in two days. The most recent coming from Ford, which added 816,000 vehicles to the list.  [More]

Jacki Vance-Kuss

Honda Adds 772K Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall

Just when it seemed like carmakers had run out of vehicles to recall related to the deadly Takata airbag defect, more are added to the list: 772,000 Honda and Acura vehicles.  [More]

Samuel M. Livingston

Report: Takata Could File Bankruptcy Of U.S. Assets, But It Won’t Happen Soon

Weeks after Japanese parts maker Takata reportedly began mulling the idea of restructuring through a sale that could include a bankruptcy filing amid the prospect of being saddled with billions of dollars in costs the company faces linked to its massive shrapnel-shooting airbag debacle, we’re learning more about what exactly the bankruptcy prospect means.  [More]

(Van Swearington)

Hyundai Recalls 84K Genesis Vehicles Over Airbag Issues

For the better part of two years, dozens of carmakers have dealt with a slew of airbag issues — including the massive Takata defect. Now, problems with the safety devices have led to the recall of 84,000 Hyundai vehicles.  [More]

(Ralph Krawczyk Jr)

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.9M Cars Over Airbag Issues Linked To Three Deaths

Following the deaths of three people and injuries to at least five others, Fiat Chrysler has recalled 1.9 million vehicles over an alleged airbag defect. [More]

frankieleon

GM Recalling 3.6M Cars For Airbag Issue Linked To One Death, Several Injuries

Following the death of one person and the injuries of three others, General Motors has recalled more than 3.6 million vehicles over a software issue that could prevent the front airbags from deploying when needed.  [More]

Explosion On Truck Carrying Takata Airbags Not Caused By Improper Shipping

Explosion On Truck Carrying Takata Airbags Not Caused By Improper Shipping

On Aug. 22, a truck carrying potentially volatile airbags made by auto parts company Takata exploded, killing one person and injuring four others. Today, federal safety regulators said that the tragic incident could not be blamed on improper shipping. [More]

6 Things You Should Know About What Led Up To Takata’s Massive Airbag Disaster

6 Things You Should Know About What Led Up To Takata’s Massive Airbag Disaster

Over the past two years, 16 carmakers have recalled millions upon millions of vehicles equipped with Takata-produced, shrapnel-shooting airbags linked to 14 deaths and hundreds of injuries. Investigations have revealed the cause of the ruptures, but a new report sheds light on how the defective safety devices ended up in so many vehicles. Like many shortsighted bad decisions, it came down to money. [More]