Takata air bag recall News

Deadly Defect Causes Takata to Issue Another Major Air Bag Recall

Takata Corp., the auto-parts supplier that went bankrupt after its air bags spurred the largest-ever recall, told U.S. safety regulators that another 1.4 million U.S. vehicles need to be repaired over a potentially deadly defect. Inflator devices Takata supplied to …

Ford Recalls More Than 953,000 Vehicles Globally to Replace Air Bag Inflators

Ford is recalling more than 953,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel. The move includes over 782,000 vehicles in the U.S. and is part of the largest series of recalls in …

16.7 Million Recalled Takata Air Bags Still Unrepaired and on U.S. Roads

More than three years after the government took over management of recalls involving dangerous Takata air bag inflators, one third of the recalled inflators still have not been replaced. That’s according to an annual report on the recalls released by …

Faulty Takata Air Bags Prompt New Zealand Recall of 50,000 Cars

New Zealand’s government on Wednesday issued a compulsory recall for 50,000 cars with faulty Takata air bags after saying a voluntary recall wasn’t making enough progress. The move comes after Australia issued a compulsory recall for 2.7 million cars with …

Lawsuits Charge Automakers Knew of Takata Air Bag Problems

General Motors Co., Volkswagen AG, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Daimler AG knew of problems with Takata air bag inflators and should have moved faster to recall vehicles, according to company documents cited on Wednesday by owners suing the automakers. …

Australia Orders Recall of 2.3M Vehicles with Takata Air Bags

Australia has ordered the recall of 2.3 million vehicles fitted with Takata Corp air bags that have been linked to deaths worldwide, in the country’s biggest compulsory product recall. The manufacturers of the vehicles will have to pay for the …

Only a Third of U.S. Vehicles with Defective Takata Air Bags Repaired

Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. vehicles containing defective air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. remain unrepaired as automakers have made varying degrees of progress addressing the largest auto recall in U.S. history. As of mid-September, 20 million vehicles containing …

Australia Class Action Filed Against Toyota, Honda & Mazda over Faulty Air Bags

A Sydney lawyer announced on Tuesday a class action lawsuit against Toyota, Honda and Mazda seeking refunds for cars fitted with faulty air bags from Takata that have been linked to 18 deaths around the world. Lawyer Damian Scattini said …

Australia Watchdog Examines if Recalled Air Bags Were Replaced by Faulty Devices

Australia’s consumer watchdog said on Monday it was urgently seeking information from the government regulator and car manufacturers after a magazine reported that recalled Takata air bags were being replaced by faulty air bags. Australian consumer magazine Choice discovered car …

3 Automakers Recalling 2.7 Million More Takata Air Bag Inflators

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday that new testing is prompting Takata Corp. to declare 2.7 million air bag inflators defective in Ford Motor Co., Nissan Motor Co. and Mazda Motor Corp. vehicles. Takata air bag inflators …