Air Bag Expansion Recall Continues: BMW Set to Recall 140,696 Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

Following in the footsteps of Honda, Ford, and Mazda, BMW will now expand their air bag recall to approximately 140,696 vehicles due to a defect with the driver side air bag.  The issue is that upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture causing metal [...]

By | December 29th, 2014|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Air Bag Expansion Recall Continues: BMW Set to Recall 140,696 Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

Mazda Joins Honda and Ford by Expanding Takata Air Bag Recall to 330,000 Vehicles

In the continuing saga of the defective Takata air bag inflators, Mazda has joined Honda and Ford by expanding their recall of vehicles with defective air bags throughout the U.S.  Mazda will now recall approximately 330,000 vehicles due to a defect with the driver side air bag.  The issue is that upon deployment of the [...]

By | December 22nd, 2014|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Mazda Joins Honda and Ford by Expanding Takata Air Bag Recall to 330,000 Vehicles

Ford Follows Honda’s Lead by Expanding Air Bag Recall in 463,000 Older Model Vehicles

Following Honda’s massive 5 million vehicle recall involving the defective Takata air bag inflators, Ford has announced it will expand the recall of older model vehicles that are equipped with driver side Takata airbags with inflators.  Previously, Ford had recalled only 55,000 vehicles with the defective airbags in high humidity climate states only.  Now, Ford [...]

By | December 18th, 2014|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Ford Follows Honda’s Lead by Expanding Air Bag Recall in 463,000 Older Model Vehicles

Air Bag Failures Leads to Recall of 5,394,000 Honda Vehicles

In this year of massive and unprecedented automobile recalls, Honda launched one of the biggest of 2015 when it announced on December 15, 2015 it was recalling 5,394,000 vehicles because when the driver side frontal air bags are deployed, excessive pressure may cause the inflator to rupture resulting in metal fragments striking occupants.  It is [...]

By | December 17th, 2014|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Air Bag Failures Leads to Recall of 5,394,000 Honda Vehicles

Nissan Latest to Issue Recall on 470,000 Vehicles Globally due to Fuel Leak Defect

2015 Infiniti Q70 Nissan has announced that it will recall approximately 470,000 vehicles globally due to a production defect involving the fuel tank.  The vehicles are from the 2012-2015 models.  According to Nissan, the breakdown globally is as follows: 233,000 Japan 143,000 North America 22,500 Europe 71,500 Middle East, China, Latin America, Africa and [...]

By | December 9th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Nissan Latest to Issue Recall on 470,000 Vehicles Globally due to Fuel Leak Defect

Honda Set to Expand Takata Air Bag Recall in Millions of Cars after Takata Refuses NHTSA Recall

Previously, it was reported that Takata was a subject of a criminal investigation over defective air bags where 10 major automakers have recalled nearly 8 million airbags in the U.S.  The problem with the air bags is with the inflators, which have exploded when involved in accidents sending shards of sharp metal into the vehicle [...]

By | December 4th, 2014|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Honda Set to Expand Takata Air Bag Recall in Millions of Cars after Takata Refuses NHTSA Recall

Graco Recalls 4.7 Million Strollers due to Fingertip Amputation Hazard

Graco Breeze Model Stroller Graco is recalling 4.7 million strollers in the U.S. that affect 11 different models due to a folding hinge defect.  The issue is that the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard.  The eleven models affected include [...]

By | December 2nd, 2014|Defective Strollers, Product Liability|Comments Off on Graco Recalls 4.7 Million Strollers due to Fingertip Amputation Hazard

Ford Recalls 186,024 Vehicles in Salt Belt States due to Fuel Tank Leaks

2007 Ford Edge   Ford has recalled 186,042 older model vehicles due to a fuel tank leak caused by corrosion.  The recall affects the 2007-2008 model Lincoln MKX and Ford Edge vehicles.  These vehicles were manufactured from June 15, 2006 to September 22, 2008 and originally sold or currently registered in the “Salt [...]

By | December 1st, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Ford Recalls 186,024 Vehicles in Salt Belt States due to Fuel Tank Leaks