Category: Takata Airbag Recall

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  • February
    15 2016

    German Automakers Expand Takata Airbag Recalls

    The “Big Three” of German automakers announced that they would expand their Takata airbag recalls by a combined 2.5 million vehicles. Daimler AG, makers of the Mercedes-Benz line of luxury vehicles, and BMW each announced that they would recall 840,000 vehicles with the defective airbags. Volkswagen quickly followed by stating it would recall 850,000 vehicles. […]

  • November
    03 2015

    Exploding Takata Airbags Could Cost Company Up To $200M In Fines

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may issue fines of up to $200 million as punishment for the exploding Takata airbags that have led to eight deaths. The agency has already fined the manufacturer $70 million over the exploding Takata airbags that have also been blamed for nearly 100 injuries. The fines mark the largest […]

  • September
    04 2015

    New Apps Lets Owners Find Cars With Vehicle Recall Warnings

    Two new smartphone apps give car owners the chance to find out if their car is on a vehicle recall list. One of these apps, developed by used car retailer Carfax, allows owners or potential buyers to enter the vehicle’s license plate information. The app then searches a database to determine if the car, truck, […]

  • May
    21 2015

    Takata Airbag Recall Expanded To 33.8M Vehicles

    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has expanded the massive Takata airbag recall to 33.8 million vehicles. The expanded Takata airbag recall is now the largest auto safety recall in U.S. history, surpassing the GM ignition switch recall of last year. The federal recall order comes after several automakers issued voluntary recalls for specific models […]

  • February
    16 2015

    Takata Airbag Recalls Force Honda To Revise Sales Targets

    Honda Motor Company announced that it would revise its projected annual sales targets of 6 million vehicles due to the massive Takata airbag recalls. The company stated that it would reduce its sales targets, citing the drive to achieve prior sales goals that led inspectors to overlook potential safety hazards. Honda was the biggest customer […]