8 Automobile Manufacturers Recall 12 Million Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

The largest recall in automobile safety history has become even bigger. Honda, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, General Motors, and Ford have added on to the continuing recall of the Takata air bag inflators’ defect by recalling an additional 12 million vehicles.  This time the new recall affects passenger-side air bag inflators.  Previously, prior [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on 8 Automobile Manufacturers Recall 12 Million Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW Recall 1.7 Million Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW are joining the continuing recall of the Takata air bag inflators’ defect by recalling 1.7 million vehicles which involve 21 different model vehicles spanning from 2005 to 2015 model years.  The problem with the air bags is with the inflators, which have exploded when involved in accidents causing shards of sharp [...]

By | February 11th, 2016|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW Recall 1.7 Million Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

Toyota Recalls Over 3 Million Vehicles Due to Defective Passenger Air Bags

2007 Toyota Corolla Toyota has announced that it will recall 3,042,523 vehicles due to the defective Takata passenger air bags that were installed previously.  This announcement expands previous recalls issued by Toyota to include an additional 2,039,523 vehicles.  Toyota has issued two different recalls to expand and supersede previous recalls throughout the United [...]

By | June 22nd, 2015|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Toyota Recalls Over 3 Million Vehicles Due to Defective Passenger Air Bags

Takata Admits Defects in Airbags, 34 Million Vehicles to be Recalled

After repeatedly denying and refusing to believe that their airbags were defective even though multiple incidents were reported, on May 19, 2015, Takata finally acknowledged the obvious and admitted that their airbags were defective. As a result, Takata has agreed to double the number of vehicles originally recalled in the United States to nearly 34 [...]

By | May 20th, 2015|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Takata Admits Defects in Airbags, 34 Million Vehicles to be Recalled

Takata Fined 14K a Day by NHTSA for Failing to Cooperate with Airbag Probe

After NHTSA repeatedly urged Takata to take action with its well documented airbag defects, and Takata doing absolutely nothing, NHTSA decided that enough is enough, and hit the Japanese manufacturer with a $14,000 a day fine. Click here to read the full USA Today article: NHTSA hits Takata with $14,000 daily fine for airbags This [...]

By | February 24th, 2015|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Takata Fined 14K a Day by NHTSA for Failing to Cooperate with Airbag Probe

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

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