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Safety question – what happens to aging airbags?

Safety question – what happens to aging airbags?

Airbags might be the single most important auto safety technology created during the past century, but the recent safety crises involving the part have also sparked concern that age might play a factor in turning them into a threat. No less than eleven different automakers (across their numerous brands) have […]

Takata Corp refuses to create a compensation fund

Takata Corp refuses to create a compensation fund

Takata Corp has declined the suggestion to make a compensation fund for the victims of the defective air bag inflators, which have been linked to eight death and more than 100 injuries, according to U.S. senator Richard Blumenthal. During an oversight hearing on Takata’s recall of around 34 million air […]

Takata modifying the design of certain airbag inflators

Takata modifying the design of certain airbag inflators

Japan’s Takata Corp, the auto safety supplier at the center of a worldwide safety crisis, has announced it was going to change the design of driver-side airbag inflators, while continuing to use ammonium nitrate as the propellant. The Japanese auto safety parts manufacturer has been entrenched in a global safety […]

Takata recall woes are really not over

Takata recall woes are really not over

Toyota and Nissan, the first and second largest Japanese automaker have just added more than 6,5 million vehicles to the ongoing Takata airbag recall roster, signaling the safety crisis is still raging across the world. Japan’s Takata Corp., a global auto safety parts provider, has been at the center of […]

Recall roundup: BMW 4-Series Convertible

Recall roundup: BMW 4-Series Convertible

The BMW 4-Series Convertible is the subject of a recall because of a problem with its airbags. BMW has recently issued a recall for certain 4-Series Convertible models because of a problem with the airbags. According to the car manufacturer, the affected vehicles have a programming error on the driver’s […]

Report – Honda taps Takata rival for Accord airbags

Report – Honda taps Takata rival for Accord airbags

According to company sources that have knowledge of the carmaker’s strategy, Japan’s third largest automaker, Honda Motor, has decided against using airbags from the crisis-stricken Takata Corp for the upcoming North American revision of the Accord sedan. This is the automaker’s top-selling model and it seems the company is trying […]

Recall roundup: Ford EcoSport in Australia

Recall roundup: Ford EcoSport in Australia

Australians have announced a recall for the Ford EcoSport because of a wiring defect on the side airbags, which may cause them not to deploy. The Ford EcoSport is the subject of a recall in Australia. This has been announced recently by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) as […]