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Takata Airbag Troubles Continue: 90 Million More Vehicles May Be Recalled
Takata Airbag Troubles Continue: 90 Million More Vehicles May Be Recalled

At last count, the long, drawn-out Takata airbag recall affected roughly 29 million vehicles in the U.S. According to a new report, however, that figure could soar to 120 million in the near future. The reason, of course, is the ammonium nitrate that Takata has used in its airbag inflators. Studies...Read More»

2015 Audi Q5
2015 Audi Q5, Volkswagen Tiguan Recalled

Some of you may have seen the headline above and thought, "Oh, Volkswagen must've finally figured out how to fix some of its 3.0-liter diesels". But no, those plans were only submitted to the California Air Resources Board on Tuesday, and it'll be a while before they're approved (or possibly...Read More»

2009 Dodge Journey
Airbag Recall: Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Journey, Dodge Grand Caravan, Volkswagen Routan

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 112,001 Chrysler, Dodge, and Volkswagen vehicles in the U.S. to replace defective airbag systems. The good news? The recalls aren't related to the ongoing Takata airbag fiasco. ALSO SEE: Toyota Pulls The Plug On Scion, But Why? The bad news? At least seven...Read More»

2006 Toyota Tundra SR5
Airbag Recalls: Toyota 4Runner, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Tundra; Lexus GX, LX

Toyota is recalling roughly 320,000 Toyota and Lexus pickups and SUVs from model-years 2003 to 2006. According to the automaker, some of those vehicles may suffer from problems with their airbag systems that could result in injuries to passengers. Toyota's recall is not, however, related to the...Read More»

2006 Ford Ranger FX4 Off-Rd
2004-2006 Ford Ranger Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags: 391,000 Trucks Affected

Earlier this week, we reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety administration had conclusively linked a tenth fatality to Takata's poorly designed airbags. The death occurred in a Ford Ranger pickup, making in the ninth in the U.S. and the first to take place in a vehicle not manufactured...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata Recall Grows By 5 Million Vehicles Following First Ford Fatality

For a while it seemed as if the long, drawn-out Takata airbag recall might be coming to an end. The complicated patchwork of driver-side and passenger-side airbag replacements, further segmented by geographic region, appeared to be coalescing into a more streamlined series of nationwide recalls...Read More»

2004 Honda CR-V EX
Honda Adds 127,000 Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall: Accord, Civic, CR-V, Odyssey, Pilot, More

Earlier this year, much of the auto world's attention was focused on Takata and its fatally flawed airbags. Then in September, Volkswagen's Dieselgate crisis took over the headlines, giving Takata a tiny bit of cover. But rest assured, Takata is still in very hot water with regulators, automakers...Read More»

2001 Honda Accord Sdn DX
Takata Airbag Issue: Another Fatality Highlights Urgency Of Recall Fixes

The U.S. federal government has confirmed an eighth death due to schrapnel from Takata airbags—this time, to a teen driver at the wheel of a Honda Accord that was already under recall at the time of the accident, this past summer. That marks the ninth death worldwide attributed to the issue...Read More»

2012 Jeep Wrangler
Probe of 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler Airbag Problem Moves Forward

Back in June, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched investigations of two models manufactured by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: the Dodge Dart, whose owners had complained of brake problems, and the Jeep Wrangler, whose owners had reported issues with their airbags. Last week, the...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata Hit With $200 Million Fine, Loses Honda As Biggest Client, Stops Using Ammonium Nitrate

After years of investigations and a confusing patchwork of recalls to replace its fatally flawed airbags, Takata has finally buckled. The Japanese parts supplier has agreed to pay a $200 million fine, to redesign its airbags, and to recall all of those devices that use ammonium nitrate unless it...Read More»

2016 Honda CR-V
Takata Crisis Continues: 2016 Honda CR-V Recalled For Exploding Airbags, Nissan Re-Inspects Cars

The complicated and confusing Takata airbag recall is no longer front-page news, but never fear: the nightmare for Takata, automakers, and consumers plays on. The latest chapter in the saga involves Takata's biggest client, Honda. On Friday, the automaker issued a recall for select 2016 Honda CR-V...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf
This Is Not The VW Recall You Were Looking For: 2015 Volkswagen Jetta, Golf, E-Golf Recalled

Volkswagen has yet to issue recalls for 11 million VW, Audi, Porsche, and Seat diesel vehicles equipped with emissions-test-cheating software. But if you own a gas-powered VW Jetta or Golf, or perhaps an electric E-Golf from model-year 2015, you might get a jump on all the recall fun. ALSO SEE...Read More»

2015 Ram 1500
Over 1.3 Million 2012-2015 Ram Pickups Recalled Over Air Bag Issues, Welding Woes

Early this morning, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued three separate recalls covering a range of Ram trucks from the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 model years. Together, they affect well over 1.3 million pickups in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and in other countries around the globe. RECALL #1: 2012-2014...Read More»

2014 Dodge Charger
2011-2014 Dodge Charger Recalled To Stop Airbags From Accidentally Deploying

Last week, we told you about Chrysler Fiat Automobile's recall of more than 840,000 Ram pickups because of a poorly calibrated safety control module, which could cause airbags to deploy without warning. Now, FCA is recalling more than 322,000 Dodge Chargers for a very similar problem. As with the...Read More»

2015 Ram 1500
2012-2015 Ram Pickups Recalled To Fix Seatbelts, Airbags; 1.9 Million Vehicles Affected

It's been an interesting few days for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on the recall front. On Friday, the company recalled 1.4 million vehicles to shield them from hackers, and over the weekend, it reached a $105 million settlement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to resolve...Read More»

Inflated airbag
Brace Yourselves: Honda Expands Takata Airbag Recall Abroad. Is The U.S. Next? [UPDATED]

UPDATED: See below This doesn't bode well: Honda has added several million more vehicles to its already-massive Takata airbag recall. Prior to the announcement, Takata's biggest client had recalled about 20 million vehicles worldwide. The expansion brings that total to 24.5 million. ALSO SEE: 2016...Read More»

2010 Dodge Challengers
2008-2010 Dodge Challenger Recalled For Takata Airbags As Takata Says 'No' To Compensation Fund

The number of vehicles affected by the years-long Takata airbag recall has risen by 88,346 thanks to a new recall from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, select Dodge Challenger vehicles from the 2008, 2009, and 2010 model years have been recalled...Read More»

2012 Jeep Wrangler - First Drive
2007-12 Jeep Wrangler & 2013 Dodge Dart Investigated For Faulty Airbags, Brakes

Within the past week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened two investigations of vehicles manufactured by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Both probes are in the Preliminary Evaluation phase, the first in a three-step process toward a recall. The first vehicle under NHTSA's...Read More»

2007 Pontiac Vibe
2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe Added To Long, Long List Of Takata-Related Recalls

Last week, Toyota updated its long list of vehicles affected by the ongoing recall of Takata airbags. Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that the Toyota Corolla Matrix (aka the Toyota Matrix) was on that list and wondered, "What about the Pontiac Vibe? Wasn't it essentially the same car?" Indeed...Read More»

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