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|Comments Off on Largest Automotive Recall Continues

8 Automobile Manufacturers Recall 12 Million Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

The largest recall in automobile safety history has become even bigger. Honda, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, General Motors, and Ford have added on to the continuing recall of the Takata air bag inflators’ defect by recalling an additional 12 million vehicles.  This time the new recall affects passenger-side air bag inflators.  Previously, prior [...]

June 6th, 2016|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on 8 Automobile Manufacturers Recall 12 Million Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW Recall 1.7 Million Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW are joining the continuing recall of the Takata air bag inflators’ defect by recalling 1.7 million vehicles which involve 21 different model vehicles spanning from 2005 to 2015 model years.  The problem with the air bags is with the inflators, which have exploded when involved in accidents causing shards of sharp [...]

February 11th, 2016|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW Recall 1.7 Million Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

Toyota Recalls Over 3 Million Vehicles Due to Defective Passenger Air Bags

Toyota has announced that it will recall 3,042,523 vehicles due to the defective Takata passenger air bags that were installed previously.  This announcement expands previous recalls issued by Toyota to include an additional 2,039,523 vehicles.  Toyota has issued two different recalls to expand and supersede previous recalls throughout the United States. Click here to view [...]

June 22nd, 2015|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Toyota Recalls Over 3 Million Vehicles Due to Defective Passenger Air Bags

Takata Admits Defects in Airbags, 34 Million Vehicles to be Recalled

After repeatedly denying and refusing to believe that their airbags were defective even though multiple incidents were reported, on May 19, 2015, Takata finally acknowledged the obvious and admitted that their airbags were defective. As a result, Takata has agreed to double the number of vehicles originally recalled in the United States to nearly 34 [...]

May 20th, 2015|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Takata Admits Defects in Airbags, 34 Million Vehicles to be Recalled

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|Comments Off on Honda Expands Air Bag Recall to 104,871 Older Model Vehicles

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|Comments Off on Second Air Bag Fix Needed for 2.12 Million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda Vehicles

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|Comments Off on Air Bag Expansion Recall Continues: BMW Set to Recall 140,696 Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

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|Comments Off on Mazda Joins Honda and Ford by Expanding Takata Air Bag Recall to 330,000 Vehicles

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|Comments Off on Air Bag Failures Leads to Recall of 5,394,000 Honda Vehicles