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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

Takata Airbag Troubles Continue: 90 Million More Vehicles May Be Recalled

At last count, the long, drawn-out Takata airbag recall affected roughly 29 million vehicles in the U.S. According to a new report, however, that figure could soar to 120 million in the near future. The reason, of course, is the ammonium nitrate that Takata has used in its airbag inflators.Read 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

Did Dieselgate Woes Force Volkswagen Into Takata Recall?

Volkswagen is having a host of PR problems right now, so you’d expect the company to take every opportunity to improve its image. But in fact, Volkswagen was anything but willing to do something that could buff its brand by showing concern for consumers. Public documents show that the automakerRead More

Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Daimler Expand Takata Airbag Recalls: 2.5 Million U.S. Vehicles Affected

Another day, another massive series of recalls related to Takata’s fatally flawed airbags. The devices have caused more than 100 injuries and at least ten deaths when they exploded after deployment, spraying vehicle occupants with shrapnel. Most of those deaths have occurred in the U.S. Two weeks ago, the firstRead More

Honda: Takata Airbag Recall Expands By 2.23 Million, Continental Airbag Recall Grows By 341,000

Honda has issued two recalls affecting airbags on more than 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S. Pay attention, because this may be a little confusing. RECALL #1: Honda CR-V, Honda CR-Z, Honda FCX Clarity, Honda Fit, Honda Fit EV, Honda Insight, Honda Ridgeline, Acura ILX, Acura ILX Hybrid, Acura RDX,Read More

Takata Recall Grows, Pilot Vs. XC90, 2016 Cadillac CT6 Driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Takata Recall Grows By 5 Million Vehicles Following First Ford Fatality For a while it seemed as if the long, drawn-out Takata airbag recall might be coming to an end. The complicated patchwork of driver-side and passenger-side airbag replacements, further segmented by geographic region, appeared toRead 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 Recall Grows By 5 Million Vehicles Following First Ford Fatality

For a while it seemed as if the long, drawn-out Takata airbag recall might be coming to an end. The complicated patchwork of driver-side and passenger-side airbag replacements, further segmented by geographic region, appeared to be coalescing into a more streamlined series of nationwide recalls. Unfortunately, over the past coupleRead More

Mazda Updates Takata Airbag Recall Again: 375,000 Mazda6, Mazdaspeed6, RX-8 Vehicles Affected

In November, the long, frustrating Takata recall reached a turning point. After months of stonewalling and foot-dragging, after numerous deaths and injuries had been linked to its exploding airbags, and after losing its biggest client (Honda), Takata finally admitted fault. The company was fined $ 200 million, said that itRead More

Honda Adds 127,000 Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall: Accord, Civic, CR-V, Odyssey, Pilot, More

Earlier this year, much of the auto world’s attention was focused on Takata and its fatally flawed airbags. Then in September, Volkswagen’s Dieselgate crisis took over the headlines, giving Takata a tiny bit of cover. But rest assured, Takata is still in very hot water with regulators, automakers, and investors.Read More

Takata Airbag Issue: Another Fatality Highlights Urgency Of Recall Fixes

The U.S. federal government has confirmed an eighth death due to schrapnel from Takata airbags—this time, to a teen driver at the wheel of a Honda Accord that was already under recall at the time of the accident. That marks the ninth death worldwide attributed to the issue, which hasRead More