Takata Fined 14K a Day by NHTSA for Failing to Cooperate with Airbag Probe

After NHTSA repeatedly urged Takata to take action with its well documented airbag defects, and Takata doing absolutely nothing, NHTSA decided that enough is enough, and hit the Japanese manufacturer with a $14,000 a day fine. Click here to read the full USA Today article: NHTSA hits Takata with $14,000 daily fine for airbags This [...]

February 24th, 2015|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Takata Fined 14K a Day by NHTSA for Failing to Cooperate with Airbag Probe

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

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|Comments Off on Honda Set to Expand Takata Air Bag Recall in Millions of Cars after Takata Refuses NHTSA Recall

GM Tells Dealerships to Stop Selling 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruzes Due to Air Bag Issue

For the second time this year, GM has ordered car dealerships to stop the sale of 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruzes due to defective air bags.  GM has identified 33,000 vehicles in the US and Canada that may have been built with parts from the bad batch from their air bag supplier, Takata.  The issue [...]

June 26th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on GM Tells Dealerships to Stop Selling 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruzes Due to Air Bag Issue