Agency Expands and Accelerates Takata Air Bag Inflator Recall

Takata, the manufacturer of defective air bags that have killed ten persons and injured hundreds of others, has been ordered to make safety defect judgment calls to aid car companies in their recall drive for an extra 35 to 40 million more inflators, in addition to the first order of 28.8 million. The order was […]

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Biggest Airbag Recall in U.S. History is About to Get Bigger

The struggles of Takata, Japanese supplier for automotive safety, is far from over. The company has been in the throes of a massive recall–the largest in the automotive history, so it’s been dubbed–of their defective airbags, and the end is looking nowhere in sight. Originally, some 24 million vehicles from 14 manufacturers sold in the […]

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Airbag Deployment Issues Cause 3.5 Million Nissan Recalls

Car manufacturer Nissan is stepping on the brakes in the distribution of its 3.5 million vehicles because of a possible airbag malfunction. This was the report stated on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on Friday. Airbag Deployment Issue The recalled vehicles include some 622,000 Sentras from the 2013 to 2016 lines. According […]

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While Waiting for Takata to Finish Fixing Airbags, What Will Car Owner Drive?

The recall of Takata airbags in 28.8 million vehicles in the United States has brought about a related problem: what will the affected car owner use while waiting for the fix? The magnitude of the recall will result in a wait for months as the cars are repaired. While dealerships have supposedly said they will […]

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Covert Fix of Takata Airbag Inflators in 2009 Revealed

Reuters reported that in August 2009, Honda had asked airbag manufacturer Takata to modify its airbag inflator design in their cars following a possible related death and four injuries. Concerned US agencies were not informed about the request. Several lawyers, when sought for an opinion, said the request could negatively affect Honda’s defense in numerous […]

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