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Takata’s airbag recall and its complexity

Takata’s airbag recall and its complexity

In the US alone, more than 17 million vehicles have been called back into service to fix a potentially fatal defect that concerns airbags produced by Japan’s safety auto parts supplier Takata. Everybody knows by now about the issue – after all it’s the second large auto safety scandal that […]

Recall roundup: Audi Q3 for sunroof problems

Recall roundup: Audi Q3 for sunroof problems

Audi has recently issued a recall for several Q3 vehicles in North America as these may encounter a problem with their sunroofs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 3,646 units of the Audi Q3 which will be affected by this recall. The feds […]

Recall roundup: FCA vehicles

Recall roundup: FCA vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recently announced two recalls which are covering approximately 63,000 vehicles because of clutch ignition interlock switches and side curtain airbag problems. According to the car manufacturer, the first recall, and the largest one, is covering the certain model year 2006 Jeep Liberty and Wrangler SUVs and […]

US: NHTSA ready to hasten Takata, Jeep safety campaigns

US: NHTSA ready to hasten Takata, Jeep safety campaigns

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the US auto safety regulator, is getting ready to speed up two of its long-running recall campaigns – viewing them as progressing too slow and becoming a safety hazard. According to the agency’s top official, NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind, the regulator has two work […]

Recall roundup: MINI vehicles for airbag problems

Recall roundup: MINI vehicles for airbag problems

MINI has issued a recall recently for the Cooper models because of a problem with their airbags. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 91,800 units of the supermini which have been affected by this recall. The issue has been noticed in the front […]

Aluminum F-150 is safer than all-steel model

Aluminum F-150 is safer than all-steel model

The aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 pickup truck, America’s best selling vehicle for more than three decades and the top-selling pickup for more than four decades, is now safer than its steel-made predecessor. The government-crash rating has already made the rounds across the US, with the safety of the model being a […]

European Union could require all new cars to have breathalyzer

European Union could require all new cars to have breathalyzer

The European Commission is currently investigation a proposal to introduce new regulation that would make all new cars equipped from the factory with common fittings for safety technologies. These technologies could include a breathalyzer – an ignition interlock device that disallows the driver to start the car if he is […]

Recall roundup: Jeep Grand Cherokee in Australia

Recall roundup: Jeep Grand Cherokee in Australia

Jeep has recently announced a recall for the current generation of the Grand Cherokee in Australia, because of a problem with the fuel pump relay. The current version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is currently the subject of a recall which has been recently announced in Australia. This is actually […]