Airbag Recall Creates Backlog At Bay Area Dealerships34-million cars need to be fixed after airbag maker Takata recalled nearly one out of every seven cars on the road, causing a major backlog at dealerships in the Bay Area and around the country.
34 Million Air Bags Recalled In Largest Recall In U.S. History, Shrapnel Kills 6, Injures 100The air bag defect that has killed six and injured 100 is now expanding to cover 34 million air bags across the entire United States. Car owners can look up their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) online here.
Takata Says Recall Decision Is Up To AutomakersThe Japanese company has refused to comply with a U.S. government demand for an expanded recall of its air bags that can explode and shoot out shrapnel.
List Of Cars Affected By Airbag RecallA defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. Is your car on the list?
US Agency Warns Nearly 8 Million Car Owners To Get Air Bags FixedThe inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.
RECALL: 4.7 Million People's Air Bags Could Spew Deadly Metal Fragments When They Detonate, 4 People Already KilledSafety advocates say at least four people have died from metal shards released when faulty air bags explode, and there have been multiple injuries. They also say more than 20 million vehicles in the U.S. are equipped with the faulty air bags, and the problem is apparently worse in humid areas.
BMW Recalls 1.6M Cars For Air Bag ProblemBMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem that is hitting much of the auto industry.
General Motors Recalling More Than 300,000 Vans Over Airbag ConcernsThe recall covers vans from the 2009-2014 model years and includes GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express models.
ConsumerWatch: Driver Says Ford Flaw Caused Dangerous Airbag DeploymentA young East Bay driver says she got the scare of her life when the airbags in her 2001 Ford Focus suddenly deployed for no apparent reason as she was exiting a parking lot at ten miles at hour.