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

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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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85 million Takata airbags haven't been recalled--but that could change

On, and on, and on the Takata airbag recall goes. Where it stops, nobody knows--but according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, things may get much, much worse before they get better. A recap Worldwide, 50 million Takata airbags have been recalled to date. Of that number, 28.8...Read More»

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11th Takata airbag death confirmed

Another death has been conclusively linked to exploding airbags manufactured by Japanese supplier Takata. It's the eleventh fatality worldwide, the tenth in the U.S., and the tenth to occur in a Honda vehicle. The incident took place just one week ago, on March 31, in Fort Bend County, Texas. The...Read More»

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Honda quietly asked Takata for new airbags in 2009, didn't notify NHTSA [Updated]

Updated with a statement from Honda. See below. Honda has taken lots of heat over the past couple of years because of its close relationship with Takata. First and foremost, Honda has suffered from guilt by association with the Japanese supplier--a supplier that had until recently insisted that its...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
2016 Chevrolet Colorado, Malibu, GMC Canyon recalled for airbag problem

General Motors is recalling more than 1,500 Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Malibu, and GMC Canyon vehicles from the 2016 model year to fix a problem with their airbag systems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those systems may not deploy airbags as intended...Read More»

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Takata's Exploding Airbags Finally Explained (No Thanks To Takata)

Recalls related to Takata's fatally flawed airbags have been underway for several years, though the scope of the problem only became apparent to many people in 2014. The supplier and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have been investigating the devices far longer -- since at least...Read More»

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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»

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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»

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