Airbag Recall Hearing

Airbag Recall Hearing

Takata Airbag Recall Hearing Held in U.S. House The pressure continues to mount for automakers to expand their voluntary recalls of vehicles equipped with airbags manufactured by Japanese auto parts manufacturer Takata Corp., although most are resisting. For example, while both refuse to fully expand the recall, Chrysler Group LLC added more than 149,000 pickups to its recall list, and Ford Motor Co. added 13,000 vehicles to its list. So far, only Honda Motor Co. has agreed ...

Volkswagen Recall

Volkswagen Recall

Volkswagen Recall for Potentially Deadly Suspension Problem Volkswagen has issued a voluntary recall of more than 440,000 of its vehicles because of a problem that can cause a failure of the rear suspension if the vehicles aren't repaired properly after a crash. Included in the recall are Jettas from model years 2011 through 2013 and Beetles from model years 2012 and 2013. According to documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) earlier today, the ...

Takata Airbag Recall Widens

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Takata Airbag Recall Widens to include more Nissan, Honda Vehicles The airbag systems on vehicles are supposed to be designed to keep the passengers in the vehicle safe in case of an accident. Unfortunately, the possibility of the airbag not working properly or even killing you in an accident has increased. The list of vehicles equipped with potentially faulty Takata airbags  continues to grow. As this week started, automakers Nissan and Honda added even more vehicles to ...

Airbag Recall

Airbag Recall

NHTSA Expands Airbag Recall This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) added to the number of vehicles being recalled because of a very dangerous defect in the inflators on airbags manufactured and distributed by the Japanese company Takata. Initially, 4.7 million vehicles were subject to the recall, but Wednesday, the NHTSA released a list that included an additional 3.1 million vehicles, bringing the current total to 7.8 million vehicles. To make matters worse, the NHTSA ...

GM Takes to Facebook, Phone Calls to get Ignition Switches Fixed

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Since General Motors began to recall more than 2 million vehicles due to a now-infamous defect in their ignition switches, only about 49 percent of affected owners have brought their vehicles to a dealer to have their ignition switches fixed. For a time, the company was short on parts, but now that it has plenty of parts, the problem is people not taking the recall seriously. GM officials have found that many affected vehicle owners either haven't heard ...

Another General Motors Recall

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Beleaguered carmaker General Motors Co has had to issue yet another voluntary recall this week, adding to the record number of its vehicles that have been recalled so far this year. This latest recall is for more than 205,000 vehicles in the US, and is due to an issue with a defective parking brake that could actually cause a vehicle to catch fire. According to a letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the defect ...

U.S. Senate Considering Auto Industry Recall Reform

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A U.S Senate subcommittee plans to hold a hearing next week to discuss the recent spate of recalls in the automotive industry, and what types of reforms might be possible to prevent problems later on. So far this year, with 40 million vehicles have been recalled. The largest of course, was the General Motors recall, for a defect in its ignition switches so far been linked to at least 13 deaths. This latest hearing is actually the ...

Faulty Chrysler Power Modules

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Consumers Ask NHTSA to Investigate Faulty Chrysler Power Modules Most drivers of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles have never even heard of a Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM), but they may want to start paying attention to look more closely, because a defective one may cause serious harm to themselves or their families. The TIPM is the electronic module that distributes power throughout the vehicle. And to date, at least 240 owners of various Chrysler vehicles have been so concerned ...

Hyundai SUV Recall

Hyundai SUV Recall

Hyundai SUV Recall: Tucson at Issue According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Hyundai Motor Co. has announced a voluntary recall of nearly 138,000 of their Tucson SUVs because they discovered that the air bags located in the steering wheel were incorrectly mounted, and that two bolts attaching the air bag assembly may not be tight enough and could potentially cause everything to come loose, which could increase the likelihood of serious injury in ...

Toyota Recalls 6.4 Million Vehicles

Toyota Recalls 6.4 Million Vehicles

Toyota Recalls 6.4 Million Vehicles It's just not a good time to be a large car maker, apparently. General Motors is facing a lot of scrutiny over its troubles with faulty ignition switches, and now Toyota Motor Corp., the world's largest automaker, has issued a recall of about 6.4 million of its vehicles worldwide, including just over 2.3 million vehicles in the United States, based on five different defects. This latest recall includes a total of 27 ...