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Daimler, VW, Audi recall nearly 1.7 million vehicles in US over Takata airbags concerns

Daimler, VW, Audi recall nearly 1.7 million vehicles in US over Takata airbags concerns

The German carmakers said this week they decided to recall around 1.7 million cars in the United States as a precautionary measure, due to potentially defective Takata airbag inflators. Lately, recalls over Takata’s defective airbags are emerging on a weekly basis, as automakers are being forced to take precautionary measures […]

A steep 9% increase in US traffic fatalities

A steep 9% increase in US traffic fatalities

According to the latest NHTSA report, US highway fatalities rate rose by 9% in the first 9 months of 2015, an unexpected increase after decades of gradual decline. The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced at the end of last week its latest estimate of traffic […]

US: Mazda recalls some B-Series trucks over Takata airbags issues

US: Mazda recalls some B-Series trucks over Takata airbags issues

In the United States, Mazda has decided to recall again certain B-Series trucks with possible issues on Takata’s driver-side frontal airbag inflators. After another thorough investigation on Takata’s faulty airbags, Mazda has decided to call back to dealers all 2004–2006 model year B-Series trucks that are fitted with driver-side frontal […]

Nissan issued another recall for hood latch issues

Nissan issued another recall for hood latch issues

It is the third attempt for Nissan to fix this problem, as the new recall is affecting nearly 930,000 Nissan cars worldwide with potentially faulty hood latches. Nissan Motor said it would have to call back to dealers almost 930,000 cars worldwide to fix a problem that forced the automaker […]

A new study underlines the benefits of active safety systems

A new study underlines the benefits of active safety systems

Active safety systems, such as the emergency auto-braking, could greatly improve the number of accidents, according to a new IIHS study. Safety regulators are speeding up their efforts to impose new rules that could greatly decrease the number of traffic fatalities. And safety active systems are playing a crucial role […]

Lexus recalls certain RX models over airbags issues

Lexus recalls certain RX models over airbags issues

Toyota Motor is recalling 5,000 new Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h crossovers from the 2016 model year to fix issues related to airbags. The automaker recently announced in a statement it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 5,000 2016 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h models. The affected […]

Ford expands recalls over Takata deadly airbag inflators

Ford expands recalls over Takata deadly airbag inflators

After the US regulators’ announcement of the 10th death linked to Takata’s faulty airbags, Ford said on Tuesday it would recall certain Ford Ranger pickups with possible defective inflators. Ford is expanding its safety recall on vehicles that have certain airbag inflators, after the US regulators declared that those inflators […]

US: Auto recalls hit another record in 2015, NHTSA says

US: Auto recalls hit another record in 2015, NHTSA says

Last year was the second one in a row in which automakers recalled a record number of cars in the United States, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. 2015 was an all-time high in terms of automotive recalls in the US, as more than more than 51 million vehicles […]