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Ford Expands Takata Airbag Recall With GT, Mustang, Ranger: Nearly 1.5 Million Vehicles Affected
Ford Expands Takata Airbag Recall With GT, Mustang, Ranger: Nearly 1.5 Million Vehicles Affected

Earlier today, we reported on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' expansion of recalls to replace Takata-brand airbags installed in select Chrysler, Dodge, and Mitsubishi vehicles. But FCA isn't the only car company enlarging its recall roster: Ford Motor Company has gotten in on the act, too. As we...Read More»

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Fiat Chrysler Expands Takata Airbag Recall By 4.7 Million Vehicles: Ram, Durango, Charger, More

And so it begins. Last week, Japan's Takata Corporation finally agreed to expand recalls of its deeply flawed airbags, which have been linked to at least six deaths and dozens of injuries in the U.S. and Asia. As a result, the total number of vehicles affected has reached 34 million, making the...Read More»

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx
Expanded Recall Of Takata Airbags Crashes NHTSA Website, Heavier Traffic To Come Next Week

The Takata airbag recall isn't just the largest recall in automotive history. As we mentioned earlier this week, it's one of the largest recalls, period. That's because, after months of dragging its feet and racking up $14,000-a-day fines for failure to cooperate with regulators, Takata has finally...Read More»

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Takata Airbag Recall Doubles: At 34 Million Cars, Now Largest In History

Following an order from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the airbag manufacturer Takata has agreed to expand its recall of airbag inflators—effectively doubling the scope of a recall pertaining to potentially injurious or deadly shrapnel-prone airbag deployment...Read More»

2004 Nissan Sentra
2004-2006 Nissan Sentra, 2004 Pathfinder Added To Takata Recall: Over 263,000 Vehicles Affected

Last week, Nissan announced that it was adding 1.56 million vehicles to the long list of cars, trucks, and SUVs that have been recalled worldwide to replace potentially deadly airbags manufactured by Takata. At the time, the automaker didn't offer details about which makes and models were affected...Read More»

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Takata's Tough Week: Honda, Lexus, Nissan, Pontiac, Toyota Add 11.5 Million Cars To Airbag Recalls

The tale of Takata and its deadly airbags has all the hallmarks of an epic saga: chaos (among automakers, the public, and regulatory agencies), hubris, and a stubborn reluctance to admit defeat (the latter two among Takata's top brass). Also like an epic saga, it has also gone on for a long time --...Read More»

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Honda Expands Takata Airbag Recall To Include 2001 Accord, 2004 Civic, 2008 Pilot

The long list of Honda vehicles being recalled to fix explosive Takata airbags just got a lot longer. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the automaker has added 104,871 Accord, Civic, and Pilot models to the repair roster. ALSO SEE: Tesla Reveals Trip Tools: Do They...Read More»

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NHTSA Ramps Up Its Investigation Of Takata, Inching Toward Forced Recall

UPDATE: See below Here's a short list of places you won't want to work in 2015: Radio Shack MySpace (it still exists!) The Kremlin Takata The first three don't need much explaining -- and if you keep up with the auto news, neither does the fourth. In fact, the forecast for Takata grew even cloudier...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata Fined $14,000 For Each Day It Refuses To Cooperate With Federal Airbag Probe

The ongoing Takata airbag recall has been far, far more confusing than it should've been. Among the major problems: 1. A geographic system of recalls, limited mostly to southern U.S. states and territories. The crazy-quilt has been made even crazier by some automakers -- but not others --...Read More»

Gary Pittam performs recall service on a Chevrolet Cobalt Thursday, April 17, 2014
Nearly 64 Million Vehicles Recalled In 2014 -- A New Record, Thanks To GM & Takata

Was 2014 really the "Year of the Recall"? You better believe it: according to Detroit News, as of December 31, 63.95 million U.S. vehicles had been recalled by automakers large and small. ALSO READ: Chevrolet Volt Vs. Toyota Prius: Compare Cars GM & TAKATA That sky-high figure shouldn't be...Read More»

2006 BMW 3-Series
BMW Voluntarily Expands Takata Airbag Recall To Include 2004-2006 3-Series Cars Nationwide

German automaker BMW has expanded its recall of cars equipped with potentially flawed Takata-brand airbags to include vehicles registered anywhere in the U.S. As Detroit News reports, the company joins Chrysler, Ford, Honda, and Mazda in doing so. ALSO SEE: 2015 Dodge Challenger Tested By Feds...Read More»

2016 Mazda 6
Mazda Expands U.S. Recalls Of Takata Airbags, Covering Vehicles Nationwide

While Takata balks at demands for a nationwide recall of vehicles equipped with its fatally flawed airbags and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration frets over what to do, Mazda is taking matters into its own hands. According to Reuters, the automaker has confirmed that it will expand...Read More»

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Honda Agrees To Nationwide Recall Of Takata Airbags, 3 Million More U.S. Cars Will Be Affected

The Takata airbag recall fiasco has been playing out for months, and at last, there's some good news to report. According to Bloomberg, Honda has agreed to a nationwide recall of vehicles equipped with faulty Takata airbags. ALSO SEE: 2015 Toyota Camry: Five-Star Safety, But Short Of The Top Tier...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
The Takata Airbag Recall Just Became Far More Confusing: Here's What You Need To Know

Yesterday morning, we were optimistic. Rumors suggested that the confusing web of Takata airbag recalls would soon become simpler and more streamlined. If things went as planned: 1. Takata would agree to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's demands and declare many of its...Read More»

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Brace Yourselves: Takata May Agree To Nationwide Recall Of Faulty Airbags

The Takata airbag recall is a complicated thing -- too complicated for many consumers and more than a few legislators. According to Auto News, though, the process could soon get a lot simpler very soon, as rumors swirl about Takata's willingness to declare that its driver-side airbags are just as...Read More»

U.S. Capitol
Feds Get Tough On Airbag Recalls, Demand Full Report From Takata By Tuesday

Recently, several U.S. legislators announced that they wanted a nationwide recall of Takata airbags instead of the regional one that U.S. automakers have implemented. According to Detroit News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has now gotten into the act, demanding that Takata...Read More»

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Honda Failed To Report 1,729 Death & Injury Claims To U.S. Regulators, $35 Million Fine Possible

Last month, we told you that The Center for Auto Safety had accused Honda of under-reporting Takata airbag failures in its vehicles (allegedly because Honda and Takata have such a close working relationship). Around the same time, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asked Honda to...Read More»

U.S. Capitol
Legislators Want Nationwide Recall Of Takata Airbags, Introduce New Whistleblower Protections

By almost any metric, the long, drawn-out, still-evolving Takata airbag recall has been a disaster. But a push to simplify the patchwork of recalls and protect auto industry employees who expose internal problems could alleviate confusion now and prevent similar troubles in the future. For...Read More»

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Honda Quietly Agrees To Replace Airbags On All Recalled Cars, No Matter Where They're Registered

Recalls to replace Takata's defective airbags now affect more than 14 million vehicles worldwide. If you've been following the news, you know that here in the U.S., most of those recalls have been limited to southern states. According to Detroit News, however, Honda has quietly agreed to replace...Read More»

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