Stories tagged: air bags
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Air bags in some Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate in crashes and four people are dead. Now the U.S. government’s road safety agency wants to know why.
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
Japanese air bag maker Takata is recalling an additional 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators as it expands the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
A woman who was seriously hurt by an exploding Takata air bag inflator in a 2013 crash is helping Honda’s effort to persuade car owners to get the dangerous parts …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 84,000 small cars in the U.S. because the air bags may not inflate in a crash.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 7:16 a.m.
A Sydney lawyer announced on Tuesday a class action lawsuit against Toyota, Honda and Mazda seeking refunds for cars fitted with faulty air bags from Takata that have been linked …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Australia’s consumer watchdog said on Monday it was urgently seeking information from the government regulator and car manufacturers after a magazine reported that recalled Takata air bags were being replaced …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
Takata Corp. will recall an additional 2.7 million airbag inflators in the U.S. after it concluded it could explode in a crash despite using a chemical additive to ensure their …
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 6:41 p.m.
Takata’s lethally defective air bags proved to be the company’s undoing Monday. But it could take years to get the dangerous devices off the road in the U.S. and around …
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
A look at what car owners need to know about the massive recall.
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of faulty air bag …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 12:24 p.m.
A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government’s efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the road: There’s nothing that …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Plaintiffs in dozens of lawsuits against air bag maker Takata and five automakers allege the car companies knew that Takata’s products were dangerous yet continued to use them for years …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 12:08 p.m.
The U.S. government says automakers will end up recalling 42 million vehicles with potentially deadly air bag inflators made by Takata Corp.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 7:06 a.m.
U.S. auto safety regulators are allowing General Motors to delay a large recall of potentially defective air bags, giving the company time to prove that the devices are safe and …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 2:52 p.m.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 1.9 million vehicles worldwide because their air bags might not deploy in a crash.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
General Motors recalled more than 4 million vehicles, most of them in the U.S., to fix an air bag software defect that has been linked to one death.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 9:59 a.m.
Air bag maker Takata Corp.’s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical exploded last week in a Texas border town, …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Auto safety investigators in two countries may have a new air bag problem to deal with.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016
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Thu., July 21, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
DETROIT – General Motors is recalling nearly 308,000 older Chevrolet Impala sedans in the U.S. and Canada because the air bags might not inflate in a crash. The recall covers …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
Recalls of cars with potentially deadly Takata air bags affect about 1 in 8 vehicles nationwide, but a lot of people don’t know whether they are personally at risk, according …
Thu., June 30, 2016, 10:47 a.m.
The U.S. government is urging owners of 313,000 older Hondas and Acuras to stop driving them and get them repaired after new tests found that their Takata air bag inflators …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 2 p.m.
General Motors announced its largest recall of Takata air bag inflators yet, but the nation’s biggest automaker says the parts are unique to its trucks and SUVs and don’t pose …
Wed., June 1, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
At least four automakers are selling new vehicles that have potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators, according to a new Senate report.
Mon., May 23, 2016, 3:01 p.m.
Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially faulty front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 2 p.m.
Fiat Chrysler is recalling about a half-million Jeep Wrangler SUVs worldwide because the driver’s air bag may not inflate in a crash.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Takata will recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what already is the largest automotive recall in American history, …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 8 a.m.
The U.S. government says it has closed an investigation into Honda’s failure to report deaths and injuries after the company met all of its obligations.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
About 85 million Takata air bag inflators that haven’t been recalled are inside cars and trucks now being driven in the U.S. and would have to be replaced if the …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 60,000 Avalon and Camry sedans in North America because their front passenger air bags may not deploy in a crash.