Second Air Bag Fix Needed for 2.12 Million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda Vehicles

NHTSA has recalled more than 2.12 million vehicles from Toyota, Honda, and Chrysler for a second time for air bag issues.  The breakdown is about 1 million Toyota vehicles, 374,177 cars from American Honda, and 753,176 vehicles from Fiat Chrysler.  The problem now is that the air bags fixed once already may inadvertently inflate while [...]

February 4th, 2015|Automobile Defects|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

Honda Set to Expand Takata Air Bag Recall in Millions of Cars after Takata Refuses NHTSA Recall

Previously, it was reported that Takata was a subject of a criminal investigation over defective air bags where 10 major automakers have recalled nearly 8 million airbags in the U.S.  The problem with the air bags is with the inflators, which have exploded when involved in accidents sending shards of sharp metal into the vehicle [...]

December 4th, 2014|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|0 Comments

Honda Recalls 886,815 Odysseys due to Fuel Pump Defect

2009 Honda Odyssey Honda will recall 886,815 Odysseys that were manufactured from June 23, 2004 through September 4, 2010 due to a fuel pump defect.  The fuel pump strainer installed may deteriorate over time.  As this occurs, fuel can leak from the vehicle.  Fuel leaks can cause an increase risk of fire.  The [...]

March 24th, 2014|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

Honda Recalls 374,000 Vehicles due to Air Bag Defect

Honda has announced that it will recall 374,000 vehicles to fix an airbag defect.  The problem is an electrical issue that could cause air bag deployment when there is no collision.  This recall affects 318,000 Honda Odyssey minivans from the 2003 and 2004 model years, and 56,000 Acura MDX sport-utility vehicles from 2003. Click here [...]

September 24th, 2013|Automobile Defects|0 Comments