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Hyundai recalls Sonatas; air bags may not inflate in crash

The recall covers cars from the 2011 model year. Hyundai said a short circuit in the air bag control computer can stop the seat belts from tightening before a crash …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

States to forego most of $650M legal settlement with Takata

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has reached a $650 million deal to settle consumer protection claims from 44 states and Washington, D.C., but only a fraction of the money …


Honda reports 20th death from exploding Takata air bag

A faulty Takata air bag inflator has killed another person, this time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Honda said Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

Report shows Takata recall still moving slowly

A new report on recalls of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators shows that automakers have replaced only 43 percent of the faulty parts even though recalls have been under …


Feds probe effectiveness of VW air bag wiring recall

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver’s air bag from inflating in a crash.


BMW recalls SUVs; passenger air bag may not inflate in crash

BMW is recalling more than 85,000 SUVs in the U.S. because a mat that detects front-seat passengers can fail, meaning the air bag might not inflate in a crash.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 1:52 p.m.

How a dangerous Takata air bag made its way into a used car

How a recalled Takata air bag got into an Accord is detailed in a lawsuit filed Friday in Nevada. It highlights the sometimes suspect world of auto parts recycling and …


Mazda recalls nearly 80K vehicles to replace faulty air bags

The recall covers front passenger inflators on certain 2007 through 2009 and 2012 CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda 6 vehicles. The recalls vary by state and age of the vehicles.


Takata asks bankruptcy judge to halt air bag lawsuits

Japanese auto parts supplier Takata is asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge for an injunction prohibiting the governments of Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from prosecuting lawsuits involving …


Man dies when air bag inflator ruptures during car repair

Another person has been killed in the U.S. by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, but this death wasn’t the result of a crash.


UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

Honda denies covering up dangers of Takata air bags

Honda is going public in an effort to debunk claims by lawyers that it knew about the hazards of exploding Takata air bag inflators nearly two decades ago but covered …


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 4:19 p.m.

Experts: Takata bankruptcy means air bag victims get less

A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding air …


Air-bag maker Takata reportedly will file for bankruptcy protection

Beleaguered car air-bag manufacturer Takata is planning to file for bankruptcy protection in Japan, possibly by the end of this month, the Kyodo News agency reported Friday, citing unnamed sources.


Dodge minivans recalled; air bag can inflate unexpectedly

The recall covers Dodge Grand Caravans from 2011 and 2012. The company says eight people have suffered minor injuries from the problem, but no crashes have been reported.


UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

U.S. probes air bag computer failures in 2012 Jeep Liberty

The U.S. government is investigating complaints that air bag control computers in some Jeep Liberty SUVs can fail, preventing the air bag system from operating properly in a crash.


Honda adds 772,000 vehicles to ongoing air bag recall

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 772,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. for defective front passenger seat air bag inflators made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp.


Takata air bag recalls could expand to 7 more companies

DETROIT – Seven more companies including electric car maker Tesla Motors could be facing recalls because they use air bag inflators made by Takata Corp., according to letters they received …