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Takata’s Exploding Airbags Finally Explained (No Thanks To Takata)

Recalls related to Takata’s fatally flawed airbags have been underway for several years, though the scope of the problem only became apparent to many people in 2014. The supplier and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have been investigating the devices far longer — since at least 2008. Unfortunately, noneRead More

UK motorists warned over fake airbags

Hundreds of people have bought counterfeit airbags online, sparking safety concerns Police are warning hundreds of UK motorists to visit their local dealership for safety checks on their cars following an investigation into counterfeit airbags.  680 buyers have been warned in total, with 148 of those believed to have purchasedRead More

2003-2011 Saab 9-3, 2010-2011 Saab 9-5, 2008-2009 Saturn Astra Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags

Last month, investigators attributed a tenth death to Takata’s fatally flawed airbags. It was the first to occur in a non-Honda vehicle, and it has led to a massive, five-million-vehicle expansion of the already enormous Takata recall. The latest cars to be affected by that expansion aren’t even made anymore.Read More

2016 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h Recalled To Replace Faulty Airbags

Toyota has issued a recall for roughly 5,000 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h crossovers from the 2016 model year. According to the automaker, the driver’s knee airbag module on those vehicles may not have been properly manufactured. As a result, the device may not properly deploy during a collision,Read More

2004-2006 Ford Ranger Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags: 391,000 Trucks Affected

Earlier this week, we reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety administration had conclusively linked a tenth fatality to Takata’s poorly designed airbags. The death occurred in a Ford Ranger pickup, making in the ninth in the U.S. and the first to take place in a vehicle not manufactured byRead More

Takata Crisis Continues: 2016 Honda CR-V Recalled For Exploding Airbags, Nissan Re-Inspects Cars

The complicated and confusing Takata airbag recall is no longer front-page news, but never fear: the nightmare for Takata, automakers, and consumers plays on. The latest chapter in the saga involves Takata’s biggest client, Honda. On Friday, the automaker issued a recall for select 2016 Honda CR-V crossovers, which areRead More

2011-2014 Dodge Charger Recalled To Stop Airbags From Accidentally Deploying

Last week, we told you about Chrysler Fiat Automobile’s recall of more than 840,000 Ram pickups because of a poorly calibrated safety control module, which could cause airbags to deploy without warning. Now, FCA is recalling more than 322,000 Dodge Chargers for a very similar problem. As with the Ram,Read More

2012-2015 Ram Pickups Recalled To Fix Seatbelts, Airbags; 1.9 Million Vehicles Affected

It’s been an interesting few days for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on the recall front. On Friday, the company recalled 1.4 million vehicles to shield them from hackers, and over the weekend, it reached a $ 105 million settlement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to resolve complaints about FCA’sRead More

2008-2010 Dodge Challenger Recalled For Takata Airbags As Takata Says ‘No’ To Compensation Fund

The number of vehicles affected by the years-long Takata airbag recall has risen by 88,346 thanks to a new recall from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, select Dodge Challenger vehicles from the 2008, 2009, and 2010 model years have been recalled to replace driver-side airbagsRead More

2007-12 Jeep Wrangler & 2013 Dodge Dart Investigated For Faulty Airbags, Brakes

Within the past week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened two investigations of vehicles manufactured by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Both probes are in the Preliminary Evaluation phase, the first in a three-step process toward a recall. The first vehicle under NHTSA’s microscope is the 2013 Dodge Dart. NHTSA’sRead More

Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Stratus, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Recalled to Fix Problems With Airbags, Brakes

Mitsubishi has issued two recalls affecting a range of Chrysler, Dodge, and Mitsubishi vehicles from model-years 2000 to 2009. The larger of the recalls is meant to fix a potential safety hazard associated with airbags (though not, thankfully, shrapnel), while the other addresses issues with the anti-lock braking system. RECALLRead More