Largest Automotive Recall Continues

The death of a man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana due to a defective air bag marks the 20th fatality linked to the Takata air bag recall. According to the Fox News report, the air bag upon deploying sprayed shrapnel and fatally injured the driver. When the driver’s Honda was inspected, it was found that an [...]

February 15th, 2018|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|0 Comments

Toyota Recalls 2.87 Million RAV4s and Vanguards Globally Due to Seat Belt Defect

Toyota has announced that it will recall 2.87 vehicles globally, including over 1.3 million vehicles in the United States due to defective seat belts.  The defect stems from Toyota’s 4x4 vehicles (the RAV4 and the Vanguard) where the lap-shoulder seatbelts in the vehicles’ second-row seat could come in contact with the metal seat cushion frame.  [...]

February 19th, 2016|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

Chrysler to Recall 284,153 Dodge Chargers due to Side Airbag Defect

On July 27, 2017, Chrysler announced that it will recall 284,153 Dodge Chargers due to a side airbag defect.  The Chargers were manufactured from May 6, 2010, to June 5, 2014.  The models affected are from their 2011 to 2014 line. The reason for the recall is that the side impact airbag’s pressure sensors installed [...]

August 3rd, 2015|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

Toyota Recalls 110,085 Newer Model Vehicles Due to Power Steering Failure

Toyota will recall 110,085 newer model Toyota Camrys, Highlanders, and RAV4s due a manufacturing processing error of the electric power steering component.  The subject vehicles are equipped with an electric power steering (EPS) system consisting of an EPS electronic control unit (ECU) and a steering column assembly with an attached power steering motor, rotation angle [...]

March 31st, 2015|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

Honda Expands Air Bag Recall to 104,871 Older Model Vehicles

Honda continues to expand the air bag recall that has affected millions of vehicles due to defective Takata inflator parts.  Honda will now be recalling an additional 104,871 vehicles as a result this defect.  In March 2015, Honda began matching Takata airbag inflator part numbers to individual VINs based on factory production records.  Through this [...]

March 23rd, 2015|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

Nissan Recalls 625,000 Altimas Due to Latch Defect

Nissan has announced that it will recall 625,000 Nissan Altima vehicles due to a hood latch defect.  This recall is an expansion of an earlier recall that occurred in September 2014 when  Nissan recalled the 2013 model year Altima vehicles manufactured from March 6, 2012 to February 28, 2013.  Originally, Nissan recalled 220,423 with this [...]

March 10th, 2015|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

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 [...]

December 29th, 2014|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|0 Comments

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 [...]

December 22nd, 2014|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|0 Comments

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 [...]

December 18th, 2014|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|0 Comments

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 [...]

December 17th, 2014|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|0 Comments