Takata Adds 3.3 Million Cars To Massive Air Bag RecallJapanese air bag maker Takata is recalling another 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators as it continues to expand the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.
Takata Pleads Guilty In Air Bag Scandal, Agrees To Pay $1BJapanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay a $1 billion penalty for concealing a deadly defect in millions of its air bags.
Takata Air Bag Recall, Largest In U.S. History, Doubles In SizeTakata will recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what is already the largest automotive recall in American history, the federal government announced Wednesday.
Toyota Adds 1.4 Million Cars, SUV, Trucks To Recall For Exploding Air BagsToyota is adding nearly 1.4 million cars, trucks and SUVs to a growing recall for air bags that can explode with too much force.
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.
Chrysler, Honda, Toyota Recall 2.1 Million Vehicles For Defective Air BagsMore than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second fix for faulty air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running.
Government Ups Deadly Air Bag Recall To 7.8 Million VehiclesThe U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers.
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.
Ford Recalls 850K Cars On Short Circuit ConcernsIf the short circuit occurs, restraint devices including the air bags, pretensioners, and side curtains might not work in a crash.