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Automakers Recall 1.7M Cars With Faulty Airbags

Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler Vans, Mercedes and Ferrari are recalling about 1.7 million vehicles to replace potentially deadly airbag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan. The inflators can hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 23 people …

Toyota Recalls 1.7M Vehicles in North America to Fix Airbags

Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles in North America to replace potentially deadly Takata front passenger airbag inflators. The move announced Wednesday includes 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. and is part of the largest series of automotive recalls in …

Recalled Airbags Found in CarMax Cars Listed For Sale, Study Says

A review of eight CarMax Inc. locations by safety advocates found more than one-in-four vehicles reviewed had unrepaired safety recalls, including some with airbag inflators linked to deadly malfunctions. A total of 461 vehicles contained at least one outstanding safety …

Despite Repeated Warnings, Dangerous Airbags Not Repaired

Owners of more than 300,000 Hondas have yet to get their airbags repaired, despite warnings from the automaker and regulators that the inflators have an extremely high chance of rupturing and causing injury or even death. Last week authorities said …

Truck Carrying Takata Inflators Explodes in Texas

Airbag maker Takata Corp.’s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical exploded last week in a Texas border town, killing a woman and injuring four others. The truck, operated by …

U.S. Lawmakers Allege Takata Manipulated Data to Hide Airbag Issues

U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday stepped up pressure on federal regulators and Takata Corp to accelerate the recall of millions of airbag inflators, citing evidence that the Japanese company manipulated data to cover up problems with its products. In another development …

Takata Recalls 5.1M U.S. Vehicles Due to Faulty Airbag Inflators

U.S. auto safety regulators said Tuesday that airbag maker Takata Corp declared 5.1 million U.S. vehicles defective, as the company disclosed an 11th death could be linked to a faulty airbag. Most of the vehicles mentioned in numerous previous recalls …

Avoiding Recalls, Tesla and VW Continue Using Takata Airbags

Volkswagen AG and Tesla Motors Inc. are the only automakers that have avoided U.S. recalls while continuing to use Takata Corp. airbag inflators, which have triggered a global safety crisis. Takata has produced 887,055 airbag inflators for Volkswagen since January …

Only 6% of Cars Recalled for Airbags Repaired

Honda Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and other major automakers have fixed only a fraction of the almost 8 million cars called back in the last two years to replace potentially defective Takata Corp. airbags. About 6 percent of affected …