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Toyota expands Takata recall by 1.6 million Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles
Toyota expands Takata recall by 1.6 million Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles

Earlier this month, we heard reports that Takata would soon expand the recall of its fatally flawed airbags by as many as 40 million devices. Without waiting for Takata to act, Honda quickly enlarged its recall by some 20 million. Now, Toyota has announced its own expanded recall plan, affecting...Read More»

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Honda gets a jump on Takata, plans to recall more 20 million airbag inflators

Last week, the Takata airbag recall nearly tripled in size in the U.S., as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered the Japanese supplier to recall an additional 35-40 million airbag inflators. Though Takata hasn't yet publicly responded to those demands, Honda isn't waiting...Read More»

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Takata recall expected to swell by 35 - 40 million, announcement could come today

If you're tired of hearing about Takata's fatally flawed airbags, we have some bad news. Though the Takata recall fiasco has fallen out of the headlines in recent weeks--eclipsed by scandals at Volkswagen and Mitsubishi, no doubt--it's about to return in a very big way. How big? Takata-related...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»

2007 Honda Accord
2004-2007 Honda Accord recalled for Takata airbag mix-up

Honda is recalling roughly 11,600 Honda Accord vehicles from the 2004 to 2007 model years. The automaker and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration both confirm that the recall stems from problems with the car's passenger-side airbag, which was manufactured by Takata. This particular...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 Malibu recalled twice in one week for airbag issues (but now, Takata's to blame)

On Wednesday, General Motors issued a recall for the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu to fix a problem with the car's airbags. Today, the Detroit automaker announced a second Malibu recall, and again, it's meant to repair the car's airbag system. The previous airbag problem was rooted in the chemicals that...Read More»

2008 Toyota Corolla
Takata recall expands again: 2008 Toyota Corolla, Matrix; 2008-2010 Lexus SC 430

Toyota has announced an expansion of recalls related to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. According to the automaker, the 2008 Toyota Corolla, 2008 Toyota Matrix (aka the Toyota Corolla Matrix), and the 2008-2010 Lexus SC 430 will be added to the recall roster. As with all Takata recalls, this one...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»

2009 Saab 9-3 Touring
2003-2011 Saab 9-3, 2010-2011 Saab 9-5, 2008-2009 Saturn Astra Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags

Last month, investigators attributed a tenth death to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. It was the first to occur in a non-Honda vehicle, and it has led to a massive, five-million-vehicle expansion of the already enormous Takata recall. The latest cars to be affected by that expansion aren't even...Read More»

Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)
Did Dieselgate Woes Force Volkswagen Into Takata Recall?

Volkswagen is having a host of PR problems right now, so you'd expect the company to take every opportunity to improve its image. But in fact, Volkswagen was anything but willing to do something that could buff its brand by showing concern for consumers. Public documents show that the automaker was...Read More»

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Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Daimler Expand Takata Airbag Recalls: 2.5 Million U.S. Vehicles Affected

Another day, another massive series of recalls related to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. The devices have caused more than 100 injuries and at least ten deaths when they exploded after deployment, spraying vehicle occupants with shrapnel. Most of those deaths have occurred in the U.S. Two weeks...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»

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Honda: Takata Airbag Recall Expands By 2.23 Million, Continental Airbag Recall Grows By 341,000

Honda has issued two recalls affecting airbags on more than 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S. Pay attention, because this may be a little confusing. RECALL #1: Honda CR-V, Honda CR-Z, Honda FCX Clarity, Honda Fit, Honda Fit EV, Honda Insight, Honda Ridgeline, Acura ILX, Acura ILX Hybrid, Acura RDX...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»

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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»

2008 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sport VE
Mazda Updates Takata Airbag Recall Again: 375,000 Mazda6, Mazdaspeed6, RX-8 Vehicles Affected

In November, the long, frustrating Takata recall reached a turning point. After months of stonewalling and foot-dragging, after numerous deaths and injuries had been linked to its exploding airbags, and after losing its biggest client (Honda), Takata finally admitted fault. The company was fined...Read More»

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