Takata’s Airbags Are Dangerous and Deadly
Every airbag needs an inflator. Otherwise you’d just get hit with a flying sac of fabric in an accident. Inflators are typically metal cartridges with propellant wafers inside.
Takata used ammonium nitrate as their propellent and it quickly became clear that their inflators were deploying with too much force during an accident.
In fact, some inflators were exploding and sending metal shards flying throughout the cabin. Those shards have killed 9 people and injured 140 more.
What Makes the Inflators Explode
An Independent Testing Coalition found that:
- The ammonium nitrate doesn’t include a substance to absorb moisture. In areas of high humidity the chemical can become highly unstable and dangerous.
- The metal inflators aren’t designed to protect the ammonium nitrate from excess moisture.
Because of their vulnerability to moisture, the recalls have focused first on customers in the following locations:
- Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam and American Samoa.
It’s important to note that not all of the recalled inflators contain ammonium nitrate.
In February 2016, Honda expanded their Takata recall list to include vehicles with PSDI-5 inflators. None of those particular inflators have exploded.
High Risk Vehicles
Certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles have been labeled as having a “high risk” of airbag inflator ruptures. In late June, 2016, NHTSA urged owners of these cars to stop driving immediately.
Vehicles that have spent a significant amount of time in areas of high-humidity — Florida, Texas, Gulf Coast, Southern CA, etc — have been found to rupture 50% of the time in laboratory settings.
“With as high as a 50 percent chance of a dangerous air bag inflator rupture in a crash, these vehicles are unsafe and need to be repaired immediately,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Folks should not drive these vehicles unless they are going straight to a dealer to have them repaired immediately, free of charge.”
The “High Risk” List
- 2001-2002 Honda Civic
- 2001-2002 Honda Accord
- 2002-2003 Acura TL
- 2002 Honda CR-V
- 2002 Honda Odyssey
- 2003 Acura CL
- 2003 Honda Pilot
The vehicles in question were recalled between 2008 and 2011 and according to NHTSA 70% have been repaired. But that leaves approximately 313,000 vehicles that are ticking time-bombs. It is critical that they get fixed and replacement parts will be available immediately.
Own one these cars?
- Visit SaferCar.gov to check whether their vehicle has any outstanding safety recalls.
- Call your nearest dealer and schedule a no-cost, immediate repair
Which Vehicles Are Recalled?
Keeping track of which vehicles have been recalled is difficult — the recalls have been spread out over years, sometimes expand, and keep splitting into zones. Based on our research, here's a look at where things stand.
|MDX||2003-2006||Zone A, B|
|TSX Wagon||2011||Zone A|
|A4||2004-2008||Zone A, B|
|A4 Cabriolet||2009||Zone B|
|A4 Sedan||2005-2008||Zone B|
|A6 Avant||2009||Zone B|
|A6 Sedan||2009||Zone B|
|S4 Cabriolet||2009||Zone B|
|S6 Sedan||2009||Zone B|
|X5 xDrive30i||2007-2012||Zone A|
|X5 xDrive35i||2007-2012||Zone A|
|X5 xDrive35d||2009-2011||Zone A|
|X5 xDrive48i||2007-2012||Zone A|
|X5 xDrive50i||2007-2012||Zone A|
|X5 M||2007-2012||Zone A|
|X6 xDrive35i||2012||Zone A|
|X6 xDrive50i||2012||Zone A|
|X6 ActiveHybrid||2010-2011||Zone A|
|X6 M||2008-2012||Zone A|
|Aspen||2007-2009||Zone A, B|
|Durango||2004-2009||Zone A, B|
|Magnum||2005-2008||Zone A, B, C|
|Ferrari||458 Italia||2012||Zone A|
|458 Spider||2012||Zone A|
|Fisker||Fisker Karma||2012||Zone A|
|Accord Crosstour||2008-2011||Zone A|
|Civic GX||2006-2011||Zone A|
|FCX Clarity||2010-2011||Zone A|
|Odyssey||2002-2004||Zone A, B, C|
|Pilot||2003-2008||Zone A, B|
|Infiniti||FX35||2005-2008||Zone A, B|
|i30||2003-2004||Zone A, B, C|
|i35||2003-2004||Zone A, B, C|
|M35||2006-2010||Zone A, B|
|M45||2006-2010||Zone A, B|
|Jeep||Wrangler||2007-2012||Zone A, B|
|Land Rover||Range Rover||2007-2012||Zone A|
|Lexus||ES 350||2007-2011||Zone A|
|GX 460||2010-2012||Zone A|
|IS F||2012||Zone A|
|IS 250||2010-2012||Zone A|
|IS 250C||2010-2012||Zone A|
|IS 350||2012||Zone A|
|IS 350C||2010-2012||Zone A|
|IS F||2008-2011||Zone A|
|C63 AMG||2008-2012||Zone A|
|C63 AMG||2009||Zone B|
|C63 AMG Couple||2012||Zone A|
|C250 Coupe||2012||Zone A|
|C300 4Matic||2008-2012||Zone A|
|C350 Coupe||2012||Zone A|
|C350 Coupe 4Matic||2012||Zone A|
|E350 Cabriolet||2012||Zone A|
|E350 Coupe||2012||Zone A|
|E350 Coupe 4Matic||2012||Zone A|
|E550 Cabriolet||2012||Zone A|
|E550 Couple||2012||Zone A|
|GLK350 4Matic||2010-2012||Zone A|
|SLS AMG Cabriolet||2012||Zone A|
|SLS AMG Coupe||2012||Zone A|
|Raider||2006-2009||Zone A, B|
|Ram||1500||2004-2008||Zone A, B|
|2500||2005-2009||Zone A, B, C|
|3500||2006-2009||Zone A, B|
|3500 Cab Chassis||2007-2010||Zone A|
|4500 Cab Chassis||2008-2010||Zone A|
|5500 Cab Chassis||2008-2009||Zone A|
|Saab||9-2X||2006||Zone A, B, C|
|Subaru||Baja||2005-2006||Zone A, B|
|Impreza WRX||2006-2011||Zone A|
|Impreza STi||2006-2011||Zone A|
|Legacy||2003-2004||Zone A, B, C|
|Outback||2003-2004||Zone A, B, C|
|Tesla||Model S||2012||Zone A|
What are Zones?
Takata recalls are increasingly being broken down into what NHTSA calls zones. A zone is a group of states and territories where a vehicle was originally sold or registered at some point in time. A few notes about zones:
- A vehicle can be recalled in more than one zone.
- When no zone is defined, the recall was more widespread. Possibly internationally.
- If you find this all very confusing, you’re not alone my friend.
So, here we go:
- Zone A: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan) and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Zone B: Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
- Zone C: Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
* Excludes C55 AMG, but includes the 2009-2011 C63 AMG. I know, right?
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— BMW is recalling more than 230,000 vehicles to replace driver-side Takata airbag modules to make sure the airbags don't explode during a crash. The recalled vehicles include the following: 2000-2002 BMW 320i 2000-2002 ...
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Jaguar Land Rover Recalls XF and Range Rover About 17,000 Jaguar XF cars and Land Rover Range Rover SUVs over Takata airbags.
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— Honda is recalling nearly 1.3 million vehicles to replace Takata airbag inflators, with some of those for vehicles already included in prior Takata airbag recalls. The automaker says the recall involves Takata airbag inflators ...
Fiat Chrysler Recalls Trucks and SUVs to Fix Takata Airbags Chrysler recalls 100,700 trucks and SUVs to replace deadly Takata airbag inflators.
— Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) is recalling more than 100,700 older vehicles to replace Takata airbag inflators at risk of causing injury or death, with some vehicles needing driver-side inflators and others requiring new passenger-side ...
Takata Airbag Recall List Just Got Bigger Government amends Takata airbag recall order, adding more automakers and vehicles.
— The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has amended its order concerning the recalls of tens of millions of Takata airbags by increasing the number of affected automakers and setting new requirements for the ...
Honda Goes Door-to-Door to Get Takata Airbags Fixed Owners of older Honda and Acura cars in serious danger from exploding Takata airbag inflators.
— Honda is sending people door-to-door to locate 300,000 older Honda and Acura vehicles at serious risk of exploding Takata airbags. Honda calls the Takata airbag inflators in the older cars the "Alpha" inflators because they ...
NHTSA Delays GM Takata Airbag Recall Deadline General Motors says Takata airbag recall of 2.5 million vehicles isn't necessary.
— General Motors won't be required to recall at least 2.5 million vehicles to replace Takata airbag inflators if the automaker can prove by August 31, 2017, that the passenger-side inflators are safe. In May 2016, Takata announced ...
Automakers Must Pay For Airbag Repairs if Takata Goes Bankrupt Government says auto manufacturers must pay for Takata airbag replacements if Takata doesn't.
— Federal safety regulators say that even if airbag manufacturer Takata files for bankruptcy, automakers are responsible for covering the cost to replace defective Takata airbags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...
Toyota Recalls 5.8 Million Vehicles to Replace Takata Airbags Toyota recalls vehicles with Takata airbag inflators, some to replace the replacement inflators.
— Toyota is recalling 5.8 million more vehicles to replace deadly Takata airbags, with some of those vehicles recalled a second time to replace the replacement airbag inflators. Takata has been busy destroying profit margins ...
Honda Civic Driver Killed by Exploding Takata Airbag Delia Robles, 50, killed while driving a 2001 Honda Civic after her Takata airbag inflator exploded.
— Another Takata airbag-related death has been announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after 50-year-old Delia Robles was killed while driving her 2001 Honda Civic. The September 30 crash occurred ...
Honda 'Disappointed and Troubled' by Takata's Behavior Audit of airbag inflator tests shows Takata manipulated results, possibly hiding a new airbag danger
— Honda has discovered more problems with Takata airbags following an engineering audit that determined the airbag manufacturer manipulated airbag inflator validation test data that was supplied to Honda. In October 2015, Honda ...
Takata Airbag Explodes in Fatal Honda Crash in Malaysia Honda confirms Takata airbag exploded in fatal crash of a 2009 Honda City.
— Another Malaysian driver of a Honda City has been killed in a crash that involved an exploding Takata airbag. Honda confirmed a Takata single-stage driver-side airbag inflator blew up in a September 24 crash that killed the ...
BMW Recall: 'Unusual Damage' Caused by Takata Airbag BMW recalls 4,000 SUVs after Takata airbag inflator explodes and causes 'unusual damage' to interior
— BMW is recalling more vehicles because of Takata airbag problems, but the recall isn't related to problems that caused the recalls of millions of vehicles from multiple manufacturers. BMW says 4,000 vehicles need repaired ...
Recalled Takata Airbag Inflators Explode During Testing Documents say hundreds of recalled Takata airbag inflators exploded during testing.
— Takata is making itself look bad again based on documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that show hundreds of airbag inflators ruptured during testing. The report was mandatory based ...
GM Says Takata Airbag Recall of 980,000 Vehicles is Unnecessary General Motors petitions government asking to delay Takata airbag recall until tests are complete.
— General Motors doesn't want to recall about 980,000 trucks and SUVs equipped with passenger-side frontal Takata airbags, and the automaker has let the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) know about it through ...
Senators: Feds Should Investigate Takata Truck Explosion National Transportation Safety Board asked to investigate deadly Takata truck explosion.
— The Takata truck explosion in Texas that killed one and injured others should be investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), that's according to U.S. Senators Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal ...
Lexus Owner Sues Toyota For Not Fixing Takata Airbag Lexus ES 350 owner files lawsuit against Toyota alleging Takata airbag still not replaced.
— The owner of a 2011 Lexus ES 350 has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging Toyota ordered a Takata airbag recall without having the replacement parts to fix the cars. The lawsuit also claims Toyota said any repairs ...
Takata Truck Explosion Lawsuit Says Man Suffered Hearing Damage Takata truck explosion caused permanent hearing loss and concussion, says lawsuit.
— A Takata truck explosion lawsuit has been filed in Texas claiming the explosion caused injuries to a local man when the truck crashed and exploded in Texas. The lawsuit was filed by Rene De Los Santos Olveda, of Maverick County, ...
Truck Hauling Takata Airbag Inflators Explodes and Kills Woman Lucila Robles, another Takata airbag victim after truck crashes, explodes and kills the Texas woman.
— Takata airbag-related explosives have claimed another life, but this time the victim wasn't near a vehicle. Lucila Robles was killed when a tractor-trailer transporting Takata airbag supplies crashed and exploded while in route ...
What Can Happen While Waiting For Takata Airbag Repairs? Girl injured by exploding Takata airbag after dealer said replacement parts weren't available.
— With at least 13 deaths and more than 100 injuries attributed to exploding Takata airbags, millions of drivers worry what will happen if they are in a fender-bender before their airbags can be replaced. Driving a potential ...
Mazda Expands Takata Airbag Recall For B-Series Trucks Mazda recalls 3,700 B-Series trucks once again to replace Takata airbag inflators.
— Takata airbags have caused Mazda to order another recall, this time to replace airbags in 3,700 Mazda B-Series trucks. Mazda decided to recall the 2007-2009 trucks after Ford recalled its Ranger trucks in June because the Mazda ...
Takata Has Been Lying (To Everyone) Since At Least 2000 Takata airbag engineers say they knew about faulty test results in 2000.
— Airbag manufacturer Takata is in more trouble as an audit conducted by Honda and a wrongful death lawsuit brought Takata's cheating ways closer into focus. The risk of the airbag is that a slow-speed crash could trigger the ...
Patricia Mincey Takata Airbag Lawsuit Settled Takata agrees to settle lawsuit filed in the death of Patricia Mincey in a 2001 Honda Civic crash.
— The case of Patricia Mincey's Takata airbag-related death is over as lawyers announced Takata settled the lawsuit filed after Mincey's 2014 crash . According to the lawsuit, Mincey was driving her 2001 Honda Civic when she ...
NHTSA Has Urgent Message For Honda and Acura Owners Government tells Honda and Acura owners to get their Takata airbags fixed or park the vehicles.
— The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a warning to certain Honda and Acura owners to immediately get their Takata airbags repaired or park the vehicles until the airbags are repaired. NHTSA ...
Exploding Takata Airbag Involved in Death of Malaysian Woman Malaysian driver killed in a 2005 Honda City involving a ruptured Takata airbag inflator.
— Takata airbag inflators are again the focus of an investigation into the death of a Honda driver in Malaysia, this time involving a 44-year-old woman driving a 2005 Honda City car. The 2005 Honda City was in a minor accident ...
Chrysler to Stop Making Vehicles With Certain Takata Airbags FCA (Chrysler) says 2016 Jeep Wranglers have Takata airbags that will be recalled.
— Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) has named the one new vehicle that has the same Takata airbags that will eventually be recalled, and the automaker also said it will stop using all Takata airbags that don't contain a drying agent. Takata ...
Which New Cars Are Being Sold With Takata Airbags? Many new cars are still being sold with Takata airbags that will eventually be recalled.
— While millions of consumers are waiting for their vehicles to be repaired to keep Takata airbags from exploding, another set of consumers may be surprised to learn buying a new car doesn't mean the problems are solved. With ...
U.S. Virgin Islands Sues Honda and Takata Honda and Takata target of criminal complaint filed by attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
— The U.S. Virgin Islands has filed a lawsuit against Takata and Honda alleging the companies manufactured, used and marketed defective airbags the companies knew were prone to explode, causing injuries and deaths. The lawsuit ...
BMW Recalls More Vehicles to Replace Takata Airbag Inflators About 92,000 BMW vehicles need their Takata passenger-side front airbags repaired.
— BMW is adding to its long list of vehicles recalled to replace exploding Takata airbag inflators, this time recalling nearly 92,000 vehicles in different "zones" of the country. The BMW Takata airbag recall is part of a massive ...
Audi Recalls A4 and A6 to Replace Takata Airbag Inflators Audi recalls 217,000 A4 and A6 cars as part of massive Takata airbag inflator recall expansion.
— Volkswagen doesn't have enough problems with its illegal emissions disaster, so airbag manufacturer Takata is adding to VW's nervousness. About 217,000 Audi vehicles will be recalled to replace passenger-side airbag inflators ...
Jaguar Land Rover Recalls SUVs and Sedans Jaguar Land Rover recalls 69,000 SUVs and cars to replace Takata airbags and lightbulb housings.
— Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 69,000 vehicles in two recalls involving Takata airbags and the housings for small lightbulbs. The lightbulb housing recall is simple, but nothing has been simple about Takata and its exploding ...
Mercedes-Benz Recalls 200,000 Vehicles Over Takata Airbags Mercedes-Benz says 200,000 vehicles are recalled to fix Takata airbag modules and inflators.
— Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly 200,000 vehicles to replace Takata airbag inflators that could explode when they deploy in a crash. The automaker already recalled 711,000 vehicles in February to replace driver-side frontal ...
GM Recalls 1.9 Million Vehicles the Automaker Says Are Safe General Motors files "preliminary recall" to replace Takata airbags that GM says are safe.
— General Motors is issuing a "preliminary recall" of 1.9 million vehicles to replace Takata airbag inflators and the automaker isn't happy about it. GM is calling it a "preliminary" recall because the automaker is trying to ...
Ford Recalls 1.9 Million Vehicles to Replace Takata Airbags Ford recalls vehicles to replace exploding Takata airbag inflators in nearly 1.9 million vehicles.
— Ford is recalling almost 1.9 million vehicles to replace Takata passenger-side frontal airbag inflators as part of a massive new recall of 35-40 million vehicles from numerous automakers. The airbags are at danger of exploding ...
Ferrari Recalls California and 458 Italia Over Takata Airbags Ferrari recalls 2,800 California and 458 Italia cars to replace explosive Takata airbag inflators.
— Ferrari is recalling more than 2,800 cars after the automaker determined the cars are equipped with deadly Takata airbags that could explode and send shrapnel into the occupants. The recall is part of the massive recall of ...
Chrysler Recalls 4.3 Million Takata-Infected Vehicles FCA recalls RAM, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Mitsubishi and Sterling vehicles to replace airbags.
— Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) is recalling more than 4.3 million vehicles to replace dangerous Takata airbags at risk of exploding when the airbags deploy. The recall has designated "zones" of the country in addition to a dizzying ...
Takata Airbags Force Mazda to Recall 731,000 Vehicles Mazda orders confusing Takata airbag recalls with various models in numerous areas of the country.
— Mazda has again found itself in the midst of the Takata airbag scandal as the automaker recalls another 731,628 vehicles to replace Takata airbag inflators. Those inflators can explode when the airbags deploy in a crash, causing ...
Nissan Recalls 402,000 Vehicles to Replace Takata Airbag Inflators Nissan recalls Takata passenger-side airbag inflators in seven models.
— Nissan is recalling more than 402,000 vehicles as part of a recall of 35-40 million Takata airbags at risk of exploding. As other automakers have confirmed, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has separated areas ...
Subaru Recalls 7 Models to Replace Takata Airbag Inflators About 383,000 Subaru and Saab vehicles recalled to replace Takata front passenger airbag inflators.
— Subaru is recalling 383,000 vehicles to replace Takata airbag inflators at risk of exploding in a crash. The automaker issued three separate recalls based on various locations in the U.S., what NHTSA calls zones A, B and C. Subaru ...
Toyota Recalls 1.6 Million Toyota, Lexus and Scion Vehicles Toyota says Takata passenger frontal airbags are dangerous and need replaced in 1.6 million cars.
— Toyota is recalling more than 1.6 million Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles in the U.S. to replace Takata airbags at risk of exploding. The move isn't unexpected after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ...
Hawaii Sues Honda and Takata Over Explosive Airbags Hawaii filed lawsuit against Honda and Takata alleging violations of state consumer protection laws.
— Hawaii has filed suit against Takata and Honda for making, supplying and using airbags both companies allegedly knew were unsafe and deadly. The lawsuit alleges violations of consumer protection laws for unfair and deceptive ...
Honda To Recall 21 Million Takata Airbag Inflators Honda will recall 21 million additional Takata airbags, sets aside $2.4 million to cover the costs.
— Honda says it will recall an additional 21 million airbags worldwide to prevent more people from being injured or killed in Honda vehicles. For the U.S., this means an additional 4.5 million Honda vehicles that need their airbags ...
Two More Malaysian Deaths Possibly Caused by Takata Airbags Honda confirms two driver-side airbag inflators expoded in accidents that killed two people.
— Honda has confirmed exploding Takata airbags were involved in two crashes that killed two drivers of Honda City vehicles in Malaysia, one death that occurred on April 16 and the other on May 1, 2016. Although no official cause ...
Be Prepared: Takata to Recall 35-40 Million More Airbags Takata will recall 35-40 million additional airbags, bringing total in U.S. to almost 70 million.
— The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has let the public know to expect Takata airbag recalls to continue for years with the announcement of additional recalls of 35-40 million airbag inflators. This is ...
Takata Airbag Recalls May Take Years and Possibly Billions of Dollars About 85 million additional Takata airbags in the U.S. may eventually need to be recalled.
— The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says as many as 85 million Takata airbags in the U.S. contain ammonium nitrate, the chemical believed to be the primary cause of exploding Takata airbags. What's even ...
Patricia Mincey: Possibly the 11th U.S. Takata Airbag Death Florida woman Patricia Mincey dies 2 years after Honda Civic accident left her a quadriplegic.
— What could be the 11th U.S. death from a Takata airbag has occurred after it was announced a 77-year-old Florida woman has died two years after an accident in a Honda Civic. In June 2014, Patricia Mincey was driving a 2001 ...
Honda Recalls Accord to Fix Passenger Airbag Problems More than 11,000 Honda Accords recalled to fix airbag problems after warranty claims piled up.
— Honda is recalling over 11,600 older Honda Accords to once again repair problems originally caused by Takata airbags. The 2004-2007 Accord cars were assembled with an incorrect front passenger airbag module that doesn't comply ...
Huma Hanif: 10th U.S. Takata Airbag Death Texas resident Huma Hanif was killed by an exploding Takata airbag in a 2002 Honda Civic.
— Huma Hanif, 17, is the tenth Takata airbag-related death in the U.S after Honda, Takata and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed a 2002 Honda Civic airbag inflator exploded. Hanif was driving the 2002 ...
BMW Misses Deadline Due to Bad Replacement Airbag Inflators BMW gets airbag deadline extension after replacement airbag inflators turn out to be faulty.
— Takata airbag inflator problems continue to infest the vehicles of numerous automakers, as BMW can attest. BMW was supposed to be replacing Takata airbag inflators to meet a deadline set by the government, but the automaker ...
GM Recalls Chevy Malibu To Replace Side Airbag Modules General Motors recalls 3,100 Chevrolet Malibu cars after reports of fractured airbag module welds.
— General Motors has more problems associated with airbag manufacturer Takata, although in different ways than previous issues with exploding airbags. GM says more than 3,100 model year 2016 Chevrolet Malibu cars have side airbags ...
Toyota Expands Takata Airbag Recall by 330,000 Cars Takata airbags cause Toyota to expand previous recalls of Toyota Corolla, Matrix and Lexus SC 430.
— Takata airbags have taken another toll on Toyota as the automaker announces the expansion of two recalls involving front passenger airbag inflators. The automaker says about 330,000 model year 2008 Corolla, Corolla Matrix ...
Nearly 70 Percent of Takata Airbags Unrepaired Deadly Takata airbag inflators still in millions of vehicles, internal memos show pattern of lies.
— Nearly 70 percent of recalled Takata airbag inflators still need to be replaced as of February 12, 2016. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says over 7 million airbag inflators have been replaced so far, ...
Why Do Takata Airbags Explode? Science Has Answered Scientists say Takata inflators explode due to ammonium nitrate left unprotected from moisture.
— The question of why Takata airbags explode might finally be answered as a group of scientists released results of their research into the problem. Blamed on at least 10 deaths and 139 injuries, the metal inflator inside the ...
Saab and Saturn Cars Recalled To Fix Takata Airbags General Motors recalls 200,000 Saab and Saturn cars to replace driver-side Takata airbag inflators.
— General Motors has announced it is part of a recall of 5 million Takata airbag inflators that can explode and kill vehicle occupants. GM says about 200,000 Saab and Saturn cars in Canada and the U.S. need new driver-side airbag ...
Volkswagen Recalls 850,000 Vehicles to Replace Takata Airbags VW and Audi recall numerous models to replace driver-side Takata airbag inflators that can explode.
— Volkswagen is recalling about 850,000 VW and Audi vehicles to replace Takata frontal airbag inflators that can explode when the airbags deploy. The recall follows a separate recall of VW and Audi vehicles with Takata seat-mounted ...
Mercedes-Benz Recalls 711,000 Vehicles To Replace Airbag Inflators Total of 847,000 Daimler and Mercedes vehicles recalled to replace Takata airbag inflators.
— Mercedes-Benz is recalling over 711,000 vehicles to replace dangerous Takata airbag inflators, and parent company Daimler is recalling another 136,000. Mercedes says the following vehicles are part of the 711,000: 2009-2010 ...
BMW Recalls 840,000 Vehicles To Replace Takata Inflators BMW says driver-side Takata airbag inflators need replaced after airbags explode during tests.
— BMW is recalling 840,000 vehicles in the U.S. to replace Takata airbags that can explode. The automaker says none of the vehicles have been included in past Takata recalls. Listed among the latest recall are the following ...
Mazda B-Series Trucks Recalled to Replace Takata Airbags Mazda recalls 19,000 B-series trucks to replace dangerous and deadly Takata airbag inflators.
— Mazda is as tired of Takata airbags as every other automaker, but the fatigue continues as Mazda recalls 19,700 B-series trucks. The automaker says 2004-2006 B-series trucks in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Saipan need new driver's ...
Volkswagen Recalls Cars With Explosive Seat-Mounted Airbags VW and Audi recall 734 newer Tiguan and Q5 vehicles to replace seat-mounted Takata airbags.
— Volkswagen has caught the infectious Takata airbag disease that has caused millions of cars to be recalled by at least 12 auto manufacturers. VW says 734 model year 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan and Audi Q5 vehicles have seat-mounted ...
Takata Airbags Cause Honda to Recall 2.2 Million Vehicles Honda and Acura have now recalled 8.5 million vehicles to replace dangerous Takata airbag inflators.
— Honda is adding to its massive number of recalled vehicles to replace Takata airbags. The automaker says another 2.2 million vehicles are added to bring the total of Takata-equipped Honda and Acura recalled vehicles to 8.5 million. This ...
Toyota Recalls Older Vehicles With Airbags That Spontaneously Deploy Toyota recalls 320,000 older Toyota and Lexus vehicles with curtain airbags that have injured people
— Toyota is recalling 320,000 older Toyota and Lexus vehicles to fix airbag problems. However, the airbag issues aren't related to the millions of vehicles recalled due to airbag manufacturer Takata. Affected are the following ...
Ford Recalls Ranger Trucks After Driver Killed by Airbag Ford recalls 391,000 Ford Ranger trucks to replace Takata driver-side airbag inflators.
— After learning a Ford Ranger driver had been killed by an exploding Takata airbag, Ford is recalling over 391,000 Ranger trucks in the U.S. and Canada. Ford says the 2004-2006 Ford Rangers have dangerous driver-side Takata ...
Takata Recalls 5 Million Airbags Affecting 10 Automakers After death of Ford Ranger driver, Takata says another 5 million airbag inflators will be recalled.
— Takata, the airbag company that has caused at least 10 deaths from exploding airbags, will recall over 5 million airbag inflators currently installed in numerous makes and models of cars. The recall was ordered after the death ...
Ford Ranger Driver Killed by Takata Airbag in South Carolina Joel Knight, 52, was killed when his 2006 Ford Ranger airbag exploded after the truck hit a cow.
— A 2006 Ford Ranger Takata airbag death in South Carolina is the 10th confirmed fatality caused by an exploding Takata airbag inflator. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says the December 22, 2015, ...
Mazda Recalls 375,000 Cars Equipped with Takata Airbags After previous recalls, Mazda orders another recall to replace more Takata airbags.
— Mazda is recalling nearly 375,000 cars in the U.S. to replace passenger-side Takata airbags, mostly in cars that have already been recalled for Takata airbag problems. For previous Mazda owners who have went through the time ...
Honda Confirms Takata Airbag Killed Pennsylvania Teen Honda says Takata airbag in a 2001 Honda Accord killed 13-year-old boy from Pennsylvania.
— Honda has confirmed the death of a 13-year-old boy in a 2001 Honda Accord was caused by an exploding Takata airbag. Although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had released information about the death , Honda ...
Honda Recalls CR-V to Replace Takata Airbag Inflators Honda recalls another 127,000 vehicles to replace dangerous passenger-side Takata airbags.
— Honda is recalling additional vehicles to replace passenger frontal airbag inflators made by Takata. The automaker says 127,000 model year 2003-2004 CR-V SUVs will be called back, adding to the 3.3 million passenger airbag inflators ...
Takata Airbag Death Toll at 9 The Takata airbag death toll increased to 9 with the announcement of a teen killed by an inflator.
— The Takata airbag death toll increased by one as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced another death from an exploding Takata airbag inflator. It's the eighth confirmed Takata-related death in ...
Honda and Takata Racketeering Lawsuit Moves Forward Federal judge says racketeering class-action lawsuit against Honda and Takata won't be dismissed.
— Federal racketeering charges against Honda and airbag maker Takata can move forward after U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno refused to dismiss multidistrict litigation against the companies. Over 100 vehicle owners and four ...
Ford Tosses Takata, Toyota Recalls Takata Airbags Ford won't use ammonium nitrate airbags and Toyota recalls 1.6 million vehicles with Takata airbags.
— Takata better hope its non-airbag business is enough to sustain the company because when it comes to vehicle airbags, the game might be over. And for airbags made with ammonium nitrate, the game is definitely over. First to ...
Toyota and Mazda Wave Goodbye to Takata First Honda, now Toyota and Mazda say Takata airbag inflators made with ammonium nitrate are out.
— Airbag manufacturer Takata is watching as its automobile airbag customers drive away and out of sight, at least while Takata uses airbags made with the explosive chemical, ammonium nitrate. Although there is still no official ...
Honda Leaves Takata at the Curb Honda says Takata manipulated airbag data, will no longer use Takata as airbag supplier.
— Honda has finally kicked out Takata and its exploding airbags after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nailed Takata with a $200 million penalty. Publicly Honda stood by Takata's side through the deaths, recalls ...
Takata Gets Hit With $200 Million Penalty For Exploding Airbags Department of Transportation fines airbag maker Takata $200 million for failures going back to 2009.
— The U.S. Department of Transportation, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has fined airbag manufacturer Takata with the largest civil penalty in U.S. history. NHTSA issued two orders against ...
Honda Recalls 2016 CR-V After Takata Airbag Explodes Model year 2016 Honda CR-V recalled after Takata airbag inflator casing explodes during test.
— Honda and Takata are once again partners in recall news as Honda announces 515 model year 2016 Honda CR-V SUVs need airbags repaired. The automaker discovered the problem after a driver's side Takata front airbag exploded during ...
Takata Airbag Explosion Filmed in Slow Motion Slow motion video shows what happens when a Takata airbag inflator explodes.
— Car owners have talked about Takata airbag explosions but most consumers have only seen or read about the aftermath of what an exploding airbag inflator can do to the human body. Blamed on at least eight deaths and over 100 ...
MINI Cooper Recall Ordered To Fix Takata Airbags Takata airbags strike MINI and BMW cars again, this time because the airbags don't deploy.
— BMW has more Takata airbag problems, but this time it's not because the airbags will explode in your face . Over 6,000 BMW and MINI cars are recalled because the passenger-side airbags can fail to protect passengers. The recalled ...
Takata Airbag Recalls Could Expand to More Automakers Seven additional automakers asked to provide info concerning models equipped with Takata inflators.
— Takata airbag recalls might be expanded to include automakers that haven't had their names thrown into the Takata airbag circus ring. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) believes there are at least 23.4 ...
Takata Airbag Recall List Expanded Government updates the Takata airbag recall list to include more vehicles and automakers.
— The Takata airbag recall list has been updated and expanded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to include two additional automakers and more vehicles. For months it was believed defective Takata ...
NHTSA: 23.4 Million Defective Takata Airbag Inflators Still in Cars Government says 23.4 million exploding Takata airbag inflators are still on American roads.
— If you know about exploding airbags made by Takata and are terrified to get into a fender-bender that could make the airbags explode, the latest word from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) won't be much ...
Government Has Questions About Takata Airbags in VW Vehicles Volkswagen Tiguan experiences exploding Takata airbag, first in a VW vehicle.
— It's possible another automaker will have to cope with the disastrous consequences of exploding Takata airbags as Volkswagen is now answering questions about a 2015 VW Tiguan. Volkswagen hasn't been part of the Takata airbag ...
Ferrari Recalls 814 Expensive Cars For Takata Airbag Problems Takata airbags can deploy crooked in Ferrari cars that range in price from $200,000 to $1.5 million.
— Ferrari is recalling 814 supercars that range in price from $200,000 to $1.5 million each, all because of problems with the driver-side airbags. Over the past year, the airbag company Takata typically comes to mind because ...
Dodge Challenger Recalled To Replace 'Batwing' Airbag Inflators Chrysler recalls over 88,000 Dodge Challengers to replace metal batwing inflators in Takata airbags.
— Add the Dodge Challenger to the terribly long list of cars recalled because of explosive Takata airbags. Fiat Chrysler says over 88,000 model year 2008-2010 Dodge Challengers have driver-side front airbags that could explode ...
Mazda Owners Must Have Airbag Inflators Replaced Twice Mazda recalls 445,000 cars to replace the driver airbag inflators, then will have to do it again.
— If you own a 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 or a 2004-2008 Mazda RX-8, prepare to visit your dealership twice to have the same work performed on the front airbag system. Mazda is recalling 445,000 cars to replace ...
Death of Jewel Brangman Caused by Takata Airbag Eighth Takata airbag victim, Jewel Brangman, killed in a rented 2001 Honda Civic.
— Honda has confirmed an eighth death caused by metal shrapnel from an exploding Takata airbag. Jewel Brangman, 26, was driving a rented 2001 Honda Civic on September 7, 2014, when the Civic was involved in an accident in Los ...
Takata Airbag Recalls Expanded to 34 Million Vehicles U.S. government takes control of Takata airbag recalls, 34 million vehicles now affected.
— After getting beat-up by a $14,000 daily fine concerning its defective airbag inflators, Takata is expanding previous airbag inflator recalls to include almost 34 million vehicles. Previous passenger-side airbag recalls that ...
Honda Civic Owner Kylan Langlinais Killed By Airbag Lawsuit filed against Honda and Takata says exploding airbag killed 22-year-old Kylan Langlinais.
— Honda has confirmed Kylan Langlinais of Louisiana was killed by an exploding Takata airbag in her 2005 Honda Civic, and a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Kylan's mothers says the same thing. The lawsuit says on April 5, 2015, ...
Lawsuit: Takata Airbag Killed Law Suk Leh and Unborn Daughter Lawsuit against Honda and Takata says Malaysian woman and unborn daughter killed by airbag.
— News of airbag maker Takata being sued over injuries or deaths isn't really news any longer because it occurs on a regular basis. The same applies to Honda and the numerous lawsuits it's facing because of exploding airbags. ...
Takata Won't Immediately Stop Using Explosive Ammonium Nitrate Takata tells U.S. government that 'batwing' airbag inflators won't be flying much longer.
— Airbag maker Takata says its previous airbag inflator design will eventually go the way of the horse and buggy after the recalls of about 50 million vehicles worldwide. In a statement made to members of the House Energy and ...
Canada, Japan and Australia Impacted By Takata Airbags Millions of cars recalled outside the U.S. to fix explosive Takata airbag inflators.
— While U.S. consumers have been overwhelmed with recalls involving deadly exploding airbags made by Takata, drivers from other parts of the world are having to cope with the same frustrations. Over 340,000 Honda owners in Japan ...
Over 11.5 Million Vehicles Recalled Due To Explosive Takata Airbag Inflators Honda, Nissan and Toyota recall about 11.5 million vehicles with exploding Takata metal inflators.
— Honda, Nissan and Toyota have announced they will recall an additional 11.5 million vehicles worldwide to replace defective airbag inflators made by Takata. Although the root cause hasn't been determined for the exploding ...
Nissan Sentra Airbag Explodes, Nissan Expands Airbag Recall About 45,000 Nissan Sentra sedans are recalled after a passenger airbag exploded in a 2006 Sentra.
— Nissan is expanding a Takata airbag recall after reports a driver of a 2006 Nissan Sentra suffered injuries when the passenger airbag exploded. Sabra Wilson, 20, said she was involved in a minor accident near New Orleans on ...
Exploding Takata Airbags Inflict Injuries to Honda Drivers Two more Honda drivers injured by exploding metal shooting from Takata airbags.
— Facing over 85 lawsuits and numerous investigations, it looks like airbag maker Takata now has more victims to deal with after additional reports of exploding airbags in Florida. Honda confirmed the driver of a 2003 Honda ...
Takata Class-Action Lawsuits Filed in Canada Over Exploding Airbags Takata facing three class-action lawsuits in Canada due to exploding airbags, more lawsuits likely.
— Airbag manufacturer Takata has seen its share of lawsuits filed in the U.S. alleging the airbags contain defects in the metal inflators that cause the airbags to explode into flying pieces of metal. Considering the U.S. is ...
Honda Recalls Accord, Civic and Pilot To Replace Takata Airbag Inflators Over 104,000 Honda vehicles need the driver's side airbag inflators replaced before they explode.
— Add another 104,000 older-model Honda vehicles to the millions of recalled Honda vehicles with exploding airbags manufactured by Takata. Honda says the 2001 Accord, 2004 Civic and 2008 Honda Pilot need the driver-side front ...
Airbag Maker Takata Ordered To Save All Metal Airbag Inflators Government warns Takata not to destroy recalled airbag inflators, expands investigation.
— The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is demanding airbag maker Takata save all metal airbag inflators that have caused over 17 million cars to be recalled. In an ongoing dispute with Takata, NHTSA wants ...
Takata Gives NHTSA 2.4 Million Documents, Gets $14,000 Daily Fine Government hits airbag maker Takata with $14,000 daily fine for not "cooperating" in investigation.
— Airbag maker Takata has learned what not to do when the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigates a company for alleged wrongdoing. Takata found out it's not a good idea to throw 2.4 million pages ...
Honda Accord Owner Carlos Solis Killed By Exploding Takata Airbag Texas man dies after Takata airbag exploded in a Honda Accord involved in a fender-bender.
— Another driver of a Honda Accord has been killed by an exploding Takata airbag, this time in Spring, Texas. Carlos Solis, 35, was driving a 2002 Honda Accord when his car was involved in a minor fender-bender. Although the ...
Honda and Takata Sued After Airbag Sends Shrapnel Into Woman's Chest Honda Civic owner sues Honda and Takata after exploding airbag caused chest injuries.
— A South Carolina woman has filed a lawsuit against Honda and its airbag supplier Takata after suffering injuries from metal fragments from an airbag. Plaintiff Angelina Sujata says she was seriously injured in a 2012 crash ...
BMW Recalls 3 Series Cars To Replace Takata Airbag Inflators BMW expands Takata airbag recall by 140,000 cars to include non-humid regions.
— Following what other automakers have done after demands from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, BMW is recalling 140,000 model year 2004-2006 BMW 3 Series cars to replace airbag inflators. BMW had previously ...
Honda Recalls Crosstour Over Takata Side Curtain Airbags Problems with Takata airbags now reported in side curtain airbags instead of the usual front airbags
— Honda is recalling 1,200 model year 2015 Crosstour 4-cylinder vehicles because of a familiar airbag supplier that has caused millions of vehicles to be recalled in 2014 . Takata frontal airbags have also be linked to numerous ...
FCA US Recalls 3.3 Million Vehicles To Repair Takata Airbags FCA US says the driver's side airbag inflators will be replaced in millions of older vehicles.
— FCA US ( formerly known as Chrysler Group ) is recalling about 3.3 million older-model vehicles globally to replace the driver's side airbag inflators. The inflators, made by Takata Corp., have caused millions of vehicles to ...
Ford Recalls 500,000 Mustangs To Fix Exploding Airbags Ford Mustang and GT cars recalled to replace driver-side Takata airbag inflators.
— Ford is recalling over 502,000 cars over fears the driver-side Takata airbags can explode and send shards of metal into the occupants. Ford had already recalled vehicles to replace the driver's side and passenger-side airbag ...
Chrysler Recalls More Airbag-Stricken Cars and Trucks Over 358,000 Chrysler and Dodge vehicles need new Takata airbag inflators.
— Chrysler is recalling about 358,000 vehicles to replace passenger frontal airbag inflators made by Takata, the source of exploding airbags that have killed and injured people . Chrysler says the latest Takata airbag recall ...
Mazda Recalls 330,000 Cars To Fix Killer Airbags Mazda will begin a 'safety improvement campaign' to replace 330,000 Takata airbag inflators.
— Without using the word "recall," Mazda says it is announcing a "safety improvement campaign" to replace 330,000 driver's side airbag inflators manufactured by Takata. Mazda says the 2004-2008 Mazda6 and RX-8 cars will be repaired ...
Nissan Recalls Over 800,000 Cars, Minivans and SUVs Nissan bitten again by the Takata airbag bug, plus problems with dangerous gas leaks.
— Nissan is recalling over 800,000 vehicles for airbag, mirror and gas leak problems, although many of the recalled vehicles are outside the U.S. About 130,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. (470,000 globally) have fuel pressure ...
Mazda Recalls 40,000 More Vehicles To Fix Explosive Takata Airbags Mazda expands earlier regional recall of cars with explosive Takata airbags.
— Mazda is recalling another 40,000 vehicles related to exploding Takata airbags, but it's a recall the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) probably won't be happy to hear about. Mazda first recalled the vehicles ...
Takata Tells Government to Take a Hike Over Airbag Recalls Takata rejects U.S. demands to recall driver-side airbags nationwide.
— Airbag maker Takata has told U.S. safety regulators to take a hike by saying it won't expand a recall of dangerous exploding airbags that have killed and maimed people . The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ...
Five Automakers Announce More Takata Airbag Recalls Exploding Takata airbag inflators cause of more auto company recalls.
— More automakers have announced expanded Takata airbag recalls after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) told the automakers it would punish them if they didn't order the recalls. Airbag manufacturer ...
Takata Airbag Deaths and Injuries A list of alleged Takata airbag deaths and injuries going back to 2003.
— Takata airbag deaths and injuries are just now coming to light after government investigations , recalls and a growing number of lawsuits . The number of deaths and injuries from exploding Takata airbags is not known, but some ...
Did Honda Intentionally Conceal 1,729 Injuries and Deaths? Honda admits it failed to report 1,729 injuries and deaths for 11 years.
— After pressure from the Center for Auto Safety and in the midst of a federal investigation, Honda has admitted it failed to report 1,729 injuries and deaths to U.S. safety regulators. The massive failures didn't occur over just ...
Hien Tran's Death Caused By Exploding Honda Accord Air Bag Lawsuit says Orlando resident Hien Tran's death was caused by Takata air bag.
— The family of Hien Tran has filed a lawsuit against Honda and Takata after the death of the 51-year-old Orlando woman in a Honda Accord. Hien Tran’s death was originally thought to be a homicide because of severe wounds Hien ...
U.S. Government Demands Nationwide Takata Air Bag Recall NHTSA demands national recall of driver-side frontal air bags made by Takata.
— Takata, the maker of air bags that have caused the recalls of million of vehicles , has announced a recall of model SPI, PSPI, and PSPI-L passenger frontal air bag inflators. Takata didn't name the automakers affected by the ...
Honda and Takata Sued Over Exploding Air Bags Honda and Takata lawsuit alleges both companies knew about exploding air bags in 2004.
— A class-action lawsuit against Honda and Takata accuses the companies of knowing in 2004 that air bags in Honda vehicles could explode and send metal shrapnel throughout the vehicles. The lawsuit alleges that in 2004, Honda ...
Takata Exploding Air Bags Target of U.S. Criminal Investigation U.S. grand jury looking for evidence related to Takata exploding air bags.
— Air bag maker Takata is facing a criminal investigation over exploding air bags after a federal grand jury in New York subpoenaed documents related to the defective air bags. It's the first time U.S. investigators have actively ...
Honda Recalls More Vehicles To Fix Exploding Air Bags Honda under pressure as automaker recalls more vehicles to fix exploding Takata air bags.
— Facing government investigations , lawsuits and recalls over exploding air bags, Honda is expanding a June 2014 recall to fix air bag inflators made by the Takata Corporation. Honda doesn't know how many vehicles will be recalled, ...
Infiniti Recalls Over 14,000 Hybrids and SUVs Infiniti recalls cars and SUVs with transmission problems, software errors and exploding air bags.
— Infiniti is recalling over 14,000 Q50 and Q70 hybrid sedans worldwide to fix transmission problems and to update software related to the electric motors. Additional Infiniti SUVs will also need to be repaired before the air ...
Is Honda Hiding Air Bag Injuries and Deaths? Center for Auto Safety wants criminal investigation into exploding air bags in Honda vehicles.
— The Center for Auto Safety (CAS) has asked the federal government to investigate Honda for allegedly failing to submit early warning reports to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. As Ferrari recently found ...
Honda Investigated For Underreporting Deaths and Injuries Honda feeling heat after evidence suggests automaker held back injury and death data.
— The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into Honda Motor Co. to evaluate if the automaker has been holding back vital safety information from the government. NHTSA says the "audit ...
Takata Air Bag Lawsuit On The Way Over Exploding Inflators Takata air bag lawsuit being researched over exploding air bags.
— A Takata air bag lawsuit is on the way over air bags exploding from faulty metal inflators that can rupture and kill occupants at the very second an air bag should protect occupants. Hagens Berman, the law firm that took on ...
Takata Exploding Air Bags Allegedly Linked to 4 Deaths Four deaths possibly linked to exploding Takata air bags in Honda cars.
— As air bag manufacturer Takata faces a probable class-action lawsuit over exploding air bags , a fourth person has died with wounds consistent with injuries from metal flying from an air bag. Hien Tran, 51, was involved in ...
Audi Recalls 850,000 A4 Cars To Fix Air Bag Problems Audi A4s delivered after 2012 have software errors that cause air bag failure.
— Audi is recalling A4 cars worldwide because of air bag problems, although Audi says the air bags weren't made by Takata, the company responsible for millions of recalled vehicles . Audi says 850,000 A4 cars delivered after ...
Mazda and Nissan Recall Vehicles With Exploding Air Bags Mazda and Nissan fall victim to exploding Takata air bags.
— Following the lead of Toyota , two more automakers have announced recalls to fix exploding air bags from Takata, the company responsible for millions of recalled cars. After the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...
Government Gives Air Bag Warning to Owners of 7.8 Million Vehicles U.S. government warns millions of car owners about dangers of exploding Takata air bags
— The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is warning owners who receive Takata air bag recall notices to get the vehicles immediately repaired. NHTSA says 7.8 million vehicles have air bags that can explode ...
Toyota Recalls 247,000 Vehicles To Replace Dangerous Air Bag Inflators More headaches as exploding Takata air bags cause Toyota to recall more vehicles.
— Toyota is taking action on exploding Takata air bags as the automaker announced a recall of 247,000 older vehicles to replace the passenger front air bags. Toyota has been through this routine before when it recalled 766,300 ...
BMW Recalls i3 and MINI Cooper Hardtop To Replace Explosive Air Bags BMW recalls more vehicles with exploding Takata air bags, taking total to over 1.6 million.
— Front passenger air bag problems have caused BMW to issue a very small recall of 27 model year 2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop and BMW i3 vehicles. The affected BMW i3 was manufactured during one day, March 31, 2014. The recalled MINI ...
Nissan Expands Takata Air Bag Recall By 226,000 Vehicles Exploding metal inflators in Takata air bags cause Nissan to expand previous recall.
— Chalk up more motorized victims of air bag maker Takata after Nissan announced a recall of 226,000 vehicles, adding to the 480,000 recalled over a year ago . This newest recall involves model year 2002-2003 Nissan Maxima, ...
Mitsubishi Lancer: Another Takata Air Bag Recall Victim Mitsubishi recalls older Lancers with passenger air bags that could explode.
— Mitsubishi has joined the list of victims of the Takata defective air bag saga as the automaker announced a recall of model year 2004-2005 Lancer cars. Mitsubishi hasn't yet figured out how many cars are affected but says the ...
Mercedes-Benz Recalls Cars With Bad Passenger Air Bags Mercedes-Benz tells people to stay out of front passenger seats.
— Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 311 cars because the front passenger air bags could fail to deploy in a crash. The recalled cars are the model year 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250, SLK 350, SLK 55 AMG, SL 550, SL 63 AMG, and SL ...
BMW Recalls 1.6 Million Cars With Takata Exploding Air Bags BMW issues worldwide recall of 3-Series cars over exploding air bag fears.
— After recalling 46,000 cars last month for explosive air bags , BMW is expanding the recall to include 1.6 million model year 2000-2006 3-Series cars. BMW recalled over 200,000 cars in 2013 for the same problem. That problem ...
Subaru Recalls Cars With Hazardous Air Bags Takata air bag defect strikes Subaru Legacy, Outback, Baja, Impreza.
— Another automaker has been bitten by the Takata exploding air bags bug as Subaru announced it will recall 8,500 model year 2003-2004 Legacy, Outback, Baja, and certain 2004 Impreza (including WRX/STI) vehicles. The same problem ...
GM Sued After Woman Blinded by Chevy Cruze Air Bag General Motors sued by Georgia woman after her Chevy Cruze air bag exploded in her face.
— A Georgia woman has sued General Motors after claiming her 2013 Chevy Cruze air bag exploded and blinded her in one eye. Brandi Owens, of Forsyth County, Georgia, filed the lawsuit after claiming she was driving in stop-and-go ...
GM Stops Selling Chevy Cruze, Recalls 29,000 Cars GM stops selling 2013-2014 Chevy Cruze, orders 29,000 recalled.
— General Motors has ordered dealers to stop selling 2013-2014 Chevy Cruze cars for the second time in three months and ordered a recall of 29,000 cars. About three months ago, GM ordered dealers to stop selling the 2013-2014 ...
Mazda Recalls 4 Models Over Exploding Air Bag Fears Mazda recalls 4 models connected to exploding Takata air bag inflators.
— The Takata air bag saga continues as Mazda recalls 160,000 vehicles globally, including 35,000 originally sold in, or currently registered in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii. Mazda names the vehicles as the 2003-2007 Mazda6, ...
Ford Recalls 3 Models With Dangerous Takata Air Bags Ford recalls 3 popular models with dangerous exploding air bags.
— The last two months haven't exactly been joyful for Ford Motor Company. Just a few days ago CarComplaints.com told you about a lawsuit against Ford because of carbon monoxide allegedly entering the cabin area of 2013 Ford Explorer ...
Honda Recalls 2 Million Cars With Defective Air Bags Honda recalls cars with explosive Takata air bags, again.
— Update - July 9, 2014: Honda announced an additional 1 million cars will be recalled in California because of defective Takata air bags. The affected California models are the 2001-2007 Honda Accord (4-cylinder); 2001-2002 Honda ...
BMW Recalls Cars With Air Bags That Can Hurt More Than Help BMW recalls 3-Series cars for dangerous exploding air bags.
— A problem with automakers using the exact same parts from the same manufacturer is what can happen if one of those parts is defective. Numerous auto manufacturers recalled a total of 3 million vehicles in 2013 , all because ...
Over 1 Million Cars Might Have Explosive Takata Air Bag Inflators Takata air bag inflators could explode and send shrapnel flying inside of cars.
— The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating over 1 million vehicles because the air bag inflator (see image) could rupture and cause more harm to an occupant than an actual crash. NHTSA says ...