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The Year In Reverse: The 10 Biggest Car News Stories Of 2015
The Year In Reverse: The 10 Biggest Car News Stories Of 2015

Dieselgate--the VW empire takes an incalculable risk, and a devastating hit It was unusual when, at their home-court auto show in Frankfurt in September, the world's biggest seller of diesels put such a strong focus on electric cars. All became clear the Friday after press days when it was revealed...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»

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»

Martin Winterkorn, Mary Barra
Volkswagen's Dieselgate vs. General Motors' Switchgate: Which Is Worse?

When something as massive as Volkswagen's emissions scandal breaks, it's tempting to compare the event to previous shockers -- for example, last year's ignition switch fiasco at General Motors. And as we all know, the only way to overcome temptation is to yield to it. ALSO SEE: 'Cheat Mode' In VW...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»

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»

Inflated airbag
All Cars With Fatally Flawed Takata Airbags Have Been Identified: Check Your VIN Now

No question about it: the long, drawn-out recall of Takata airbags has been needlessly slow and complicated, hindered by reluctance, ineptitude, and a lack of leadership. Every party involved shares some of the blame: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 11 automakers that used...Read More»

2006 Toyota Tundra
Toyota Corolla, Sequoia, Tundra, More Added To Takata Recall: 2.9 Million Owners Now Affected

Like an evil blob of goo from a low-budget 1950s horror film, the long list of vehicles recalled to replace Takata's fatally flawed airbags keeps on growing, and there's no sign that it's slowing. A newly published update from Toyota brings the total number of Toyota and Lexus owners affected by...Read More»

2007 Honda Accord
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Honda Civic Join Nationwide Takata Recall, 2.3 Million Affected

In May, Takata finally fessed up: the Japanese parts supplier admitted that its airbags were fatally flawed and that automakers should launch nationwide recalls to replace the devices with others less likely to explode upon deployment. (Previously, the company had claimed that the only airbags at...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata Airbag Recall Might Not Be So Big After All: Is It NHTSA That Needs Fixing?

Last month, when Takata agreed to nationwide recalls of its fatally flawed airbags, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that some 34 million vehicles would be affected. But Reuters has sifted through various documents filed with NHTSA and determined that the real number is...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata Defiant Before Congress, But Says It's Ditching Volatile Ammonium Nitrate In Airbags

Over the past year or two, Takata has taken a lot of heat from auto industry regulators, elected officials, and consumers over its deadly airbags. Auto News reports that in a recent appearance before members of Congress, representatives from the Japanese parts supplier defended their actions in the...Read More»

2006 Mazda RX-8
Mazda Updates Takata Recall List: Over 470,000 RX-8, Mazda6, Mazdaspeed6, B-Series Trucks Affected

In late May, Takata Corporation finally agreed to replace potentially deadly airbags found in vehicles across the U.S. Under certain conditions, the ammonium nitrate propellant Takata used in those devices can become very unstable, exploding upon deployment. To date, the airbags have caused at...Read More»

2006 Honda CR-V
Honda & Acura Update Takata Airbag Recall: 5,100,000 Accord, Civic, CR-V & Other Models Affected

Two weeks ago, after months of haggling with federal regulators, Takata finally agreed to replace the potentially deadly airbags it provided for 34 million U.S. vehicles. Previously, the company had limited repairs to cars registered or sold in humid states and territories, because that kind of...Read More»

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer ES
2004-2006 Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution, Sportback Recall Widened To Replace Takata Airbags

Another day, another expansion of the ever-growing Takata airbag recall. This time, the victims are owners of the Mitsubishi Lancer, Lancer Evolution, and Lancer Sportback, which need to have passenger-side airbags replaced. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety...Read More»

2004 Subaru Impreza Sedan (Natl) WRX
2004-2005 Subaru Impreza, 2005 Saab 9-2x Boost Subaru's Takata Airbag Recall To 81,100

The slew of recalls related to Takata's potentially deadly airbags continues unabated. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Subaru's recall roster has now grown to affect some 81,100 vehicles registered in the U.S. ALSO SEE: Subaru Adds To EyeSight Safety System In 2016...Read More»

2006 BMW 3-Series 325Ci
BMW's Takata Airbag Recall Now Affects 420,000 U.S. Vehicles: 3-Series, 5-Series, X5, More

After months of hemming, hawing, and haggling with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, auto parts supplier Takata has finally agreed to replace potentially deadly airbags found in vehicles across the U.S. Last week, automakers and NHTSA began updating their rosters of recalled...Read More»

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