Stories tagged: air bag
Wed., Jan. 22, 2020
Two different air bag glitches have forced Toyota and Honda to recall over 6 million vehicles worldwide, and both problems present different dangers to motorists.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020
Takata is recalling 10 million more front air bag inflators sold to 14 different automakers because they can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019
The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has launched an investigation into four automakers that have a potentially deadly type of Takata air bag inflator in their vehicles but have yet …
UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019
General Motors is trying to avoid recalling potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators in thousands of full-size pickup trucks and SUVs for the fourth straight year, leaving owners to wonder …
UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019
U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a crash. The problem could …
Thu., March 8, 2018
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
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 …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
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
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 …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
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.
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017
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
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 …
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017
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.
Fri., July 14, 2017
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 …
Mon., July 10, 2017
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
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
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 …
Sun., June 18, 2017
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.
Thu., June 15, 2017
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
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.
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017
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.
Mon., Sept. 28, 2015
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 …