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Faulty Air Bag Parts Lead Honda to Re-Recall 1 Million Cars

Honda Motor Co. will recall more than a million vehicles in the U.S. to replace a batch of faulty air bag parts that were installed as part of the largest auto safety recall in history. A driver in Maryland was …

Ford and Mazda to Fight Latest Takata Recall

Ford is fighting the latest expansion of the Takata airbag inflator recall. Earlier this month, Takata filed documents with the U.S. government adding 2.7 million vehicles to the recall from Ford, Nissan and Mazda. All have inflators with a drying …

Toyota Recalling Nearly 1.5M Cars With Defective Airbags, Canisters

Toyota announced Wednesday it is recalling 1.43 million vehicles for defective airbags and another 2.87 million vehicles for faulty fuel emissions controls. Toyota Motor Corp. said it has not received any reports of injuries or fatalities related to either recall. …

Despite Danger, 4 Automakers Still Selling New Cars With Takata Inflators

Four automakers are selling new vehicles with Takata airbag inflators even though the devices are potentially defective and likely to be recalled within a few years, according to a Senate report. Some Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen vehicles from …

Detectives, Social Media Being Used to Alert Drivers of Auto Safety Defects

The 63,000 spectators crowded in late January inside Atlanta’s Georgia Dome for a battle of college marching bands didn’t know they’d also be schooled in auto safety. Between the Lincoln University Orange Crush Roaring Lions and the Bethune Cookman Marching Wildcats, …

Latest Airbag Death Reveals Flaws in U.S. Recall System

From 2010 to 2012, Honda Motor Co. said it made multiple attempts to notify the owner of a 2001 Accord that the car’s airbag was faulty and needed replacing. Last July, with the car sold to another person and repairs …

Senators Blast Highway Safety Agency, Takata at Hearing

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasn’t been able to spot emerging safety hazards because of “blatant incompetent management,” a senator said Tuesday. NHTSA, charged with ensuring safety on the nation’s roadways, gives too much discretion to carmakers and …

Honda Adds 1M Civics, Accords to Passenger Airbag Recall

At the insistence of U.S. safety regulators, Honda is adding more than a million of its most popular vehicles to a growing recall for airbags that can explode with too much force. The company said Monday it’s expanding a previous …

Confusion Surrounds Number of Cars Affected by Takata Airbag Recall

The number of vehicles on U.S. roads with potentially defective Takata airbags appears to be less than half the 34 million initially estimated by federal regulators, according to a Reuters analysis of recall records submitted to the watchdog and confirmed …

Automakers Add More Models to Takata Expanded Recall List

Five automakers on Thursday widened recalls of cars and trucks with Takata Corp airbags and the U.S. Congress set a hearing next week on the safety issue that has been linked to six deaths. Takata last week complied with demands …