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Japan adds 7 million cars to the Takata recall

Japan adds 7 million cars to the Takata recall

The Transport Ministry in Japan announced this Friday that carmakers will recall an added 7 million cars that are equipped with Takata air bag inflators by March 2019. This makes the total number of recalled cars worldwide reach 19.6 million vehicles. Japan’s move to increase the number of cars in the […]

Several buyers interested in rescuing Takata

Several buyers interested in rescuing Takata

The Japanese auto supplier may be saved from its deep financial crisis by an US investment fund, but other buyers are also on the line. Takata reported a net loss of only 13.1 billion yen (120.5 million dollars) for the financial year ended in March, but the worst for the […]

US: 271k Ford F-150 trucks recalled over brakes failure

US: 271k Ford F-150 trucks recalled over brakes failure

Ford is recalling some of its F-150 pickups in North America to replace their brake master cylinders, following customers’ reports over front braking failures. The automaker said that nine drivers reported loosing stopping power that led to accidents without any injuries, while it was also aware of one alleged injury […]

FCA recalls older Wranglers over jammed airbags

FCA recalls older Wranglers over jammed airbags

“Excessive” off-roading means a lot of dirt and dust that may prevent the airbags from deploying, Fiat Chrysler says. Fiat Chrysler has filed a recall notice with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for 392,464 older-model Jeep SUVs in the United States, to replace their clockspring inside the wheel and […]

Automakers to expand Takata airbag recall in Japan

Automakers to expand Takata airbag recall in Japan

The government urged Takata and the Japanese automakers to provide a recall expansion plan of potentially defective airbags by next week. Following the recent recall expansion in the United States, Takata and the automakers will issue a similar safety campaign in Japan, according to a recent report from the Nikkei […]