airbags

Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 pickups recalled due to airbag problem: 1 million vehicles affected
Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 pickups recalled due to airbag problem: 1 million vehicles affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 1 million Ram pickups from the 2013 to 2016 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that a software glitch could prevent some of the trucks' airbags and seatbelt pretensioners from deploying during collisions. The...Read More»

2015 Nissan Sentra  -  IIHS testing
2014-2017 Nissan Leaf, Sentra recalled over airbag problems

Nissan is recalling more than 25,000 Leaf and Sentra vehicles built between model years 2014 and 2017. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the front passenger airbags in some of those cars may not deploy as intended. The problem with the airbags is rooted in components...Read More»

2017 Porsche Macan GTS
2015-2017 Porsche Macan recalled to fix airbag systems: nearly 18,000 SUVs affected

Porsche is recalling nearly 18,000 Macan SUVs from the 2015, 2016, and 2017 model years. According to a bulletin published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the front passenger airbags in some of those vehicles may not deploy during crashes, increasing the risk of injury to...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata formally admits guilt, agrees to $1 billion settlement

It's been over a month since we heard about Takata's proposed billion-dollar settlement to end an investigation by U.S. officials into charges of criminal wrongdoing. Yesterday in Detroit, District Court Judge George Steeh formally approved that proposal. Most of the funds that Takata ponies...Read More»

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Has Takata finally found a buyer?

After months of searching, beleaguered Japanese supplier Takata may have finally found its knight in shining armor. Insiders report that Chinese-owned, U.S.-based Key Safety Systems is slated to be the company's lucky buyer. Or rather, we should say "preferred buyer." While Key Safety Systems may...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata to pay $1 billion fine, admit wrongdoing in proposed settlement

This is turning out to be a big week for automotive scandals. On Wednesday, the 16-month-long Dieselgate saga came to an end--or at least the end of its current chapter--when Volkswagen agreed to shell out $4.3 billion in fines to the U.S. More shocking, Volkswagen agreed to formally admit...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-V
Honda adds 772,000 Accord, Civic, CR-V, and other models to Takata airbag recall

This morning we have good news and bad news. The good news is, the massive recall of Takata's fatally flawed airbags is continuing. The bad news is, the recall is as complicated as ever, and it's going to take years to complete. (For quick a recap, click here.) Today, Honda--formerly known as...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata could agree to fines of $1 billion in the U.S.

Takata has been on a losing streak for the past couple of years, but new reports suggest that the beleaguered Japanese parts supplier could soon slide much, much deeper into the red. Insiders say that within the next few weeks, the company may agree to pony up $1 billion to settle a criminal...Read More»

Carl the Dummy from Chrysler's 'What's My AQ?' trivia game
Another airbag recall crisis is brewing--this time, from Autoliv

2016 was dominated by some pretty major headlines: Brexit, Trump, Bowie/Prince/Zsa Zsa. In fact, it was so full of Big News that many folks are already looking forward to a kinder, gentler 2017. According to one Swedish auto parts supplier, though, the new year may be anything but quiet. In fact...Read More»

2014 Jeep Patriot
1.9 million Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler vehicles recalled for airbag problem

This afternoon, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that it was recalling more than 1.9 million vehicles to fix a problem with their airbags and seatbelts. In a statement, the automaker says that three deaths and five injuries may be linked to the issue. The problem affects vehicles equipped with...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Impala
2009-2010 Chevrolet Impala recalled for airbag problem: 289,000 vehicles affected

Nearly a year ago, General Motors recalled the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala for a problem affecting the car's passenger detection system, which activates and disables the passenger-side airbags, depending on whether an adult is riding shotgun. Now, Impala models from 2009 and 2010 may be experiencing...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Audit: Takata hid info about failed airbags

Takata's no-good, very bad month year decade has taken another sharp turn south: an audit has revealed that the supplier altered test results to make its airbag inflators seem safer than they actually were. As if that news weren't cruel enough, the audit was commissioned by Takata's former #1...Read More»

2003 Honda Pilot EX
NHTSA to 300,000 Honda, Acura owners: Don't drive cars until airbags are replaced (breaking)

If you own any of the following list of cars, the NHTSA has an urgent message for you. DO NOT drive them until you get the airbag replaced. CHECK OUT: Honda Accord's turns 40, somehow still looks better than the rest of us These cars have an extremely high risk of their airbags exploding, the...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata airbags may be linked to another driver's death

Takata airbags have likely claimed another victim--this time, in Malaysia. If an investigation conclusively links Takata's fatally flawed devices with the driver's death, it will be the 14th confirmed worldwide. The airbags have also caused more than 100 injuries. Like most of the other fatalities...Read More»

Inflated airbag
FCA stops using Takata airbags that are due to be recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has some good news for consumers and bad news for Takata shareholders: by the end of next week, FCA will stop using Takata-brand airbags that are due to be recalled by 2019. Those airbags employ ammonium nitrate to inflate the devices during crashes. Unfortunately, that...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata still producing ammonium nitrate airbags for Audi, Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota, VW

Last November, Takata finally agreed to stop using ammonium nitrate in airbag inflators by 2018. In fact, the company went a step further and promised to declare that all of its devices using that notoriously dangerous compound were defective unless Takata could prove otherwise by 2019. Then, in...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ
GM issues Takata recall: Cadillac Escalade; Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban; GMC Sierra; more

Yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted recalls affecting nearly 1.5 million U.S. vehicles equipped with Takata's fatally flawed airbags. Soon afterward, Ford added 1.9 million more vehicles to the recall roster. Today, General Motors has issued its own preliminary...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
More Takata recalls: Ford Edge, Fusion, Mustang, Ranger; Lincoln MKX, MKZ, Zephyr; Mercury Milan

For the people who work at Takata, today is a no-good, very bad day. Just as we finished writing up half a dozen new Takata-related recalls posted by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford Motor Company published a massive new recall of its own. How massive? All told, it affects...Read More»

Inflated airbag
New Takata recalls affect 1.5M Infiniti, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Infiniti, Saab, Subaru vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted a slew of new recalls related to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. All of these new recalls involve replacement of passenger-side devices. Though information about some of these recalls has already been published by individual automakers...Read More»

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