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Chrysler-Parent Urges 276,000 U.S. Owners to Stop Driving After Air Bag Deaths

WASHINGTON –– Chrysler-parent Stellantis is urged owners of 276,000 older U.S. vehicles to immediately stop driving after three crash deaths tied to faulty Takata air bag inflators were reported in the last seven months. The “Do Not Drive” warning is …

Lawsuit Accuses 3 Automakers and Parts Maker in Air Bag Case

DETROIT (AP) — A class action lawsuit is accusing three automakers and a parts manufacturer of knowingly selling vehicles containing air bag inflators that are at risk of exploding. Two deaths and at least four injuries have been linked to …

U.S. Makes Little Progress on 4-Year Long Air Bag Inflator Probe

Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee when two people were hit by flying shrapnel after crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 8 …

Lack of Air Bag Replacement Parts to Prolong Takata Recall

Takata Corp’s record U.S. recall of potentially deadly air bag inflators could take years to complete, industry experts and safety advocates said, as automakers scrambled to line up replacement parts, some not from Takata. After doubling its recall of defective …

Honda Adds 2.6M Cars to Airbag Repair List

Honda plans to replace the replace driver’s airbag inflators on 2.6 million more vehicles as it expands repairs to the entire U.S. The Japanese automaker is the only company to comply with demand from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety …