Another Takata airbag recall has hit the news. This time, BMW is recalling 230,117 late model cars and SUVs, adding to the 900,000 it recalled in 2015. The recalled vehicles may have defective Takata driver side airbag inflators that were installed as part of a previous recall or as replacements after the vehicles were involved in accidents in which the airbags deployed.
Here we go again! Just when you think the biggest problem with Takata airbag inflators is manufacturing enough replacements, another recall hits. This time, over one half million vehicles are being recalled due to the faulty Takata airbag inflators. This recall is spread over thirteen vehicle manufacturers and covers 652,000 vehicles in the U.S.
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Volkswagen will plead guilty for criminal misconduct linked to rigging U.S. diesel emissions tests, admitting that 40 employees at both its Volkswagen and Audi brands deleted documents related to the testing and nearly 11 million vehicles around the world could have defeat device software installed designed to circumvent testing.
Honda is back in the news due to its recent decision to recall about 1.3 million vehicles because of concerns over their Takata airbags exploding. With the recall, Honda plans on replacing the metal inflators in passenger-side airbags in order to make the vehicles safer. However, this isn’t the first time Honda has had to
The Takata airbag inflator saga continues as GM tells NHTSA some Takata airbag safety risks are inconsequential. As surprising as that may seem, the company asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to relieve it of any notification and remedy obligations pertaining to some passenger-side airbag inflators in its GMT900 vehicle platform. If granted, GM will not have to tell vehicle owners and lessors about the defects in these airbag inflators, much less replace them.
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Apparently, recall season in the automotive industry has yet to end for 2016. This time, it’s not about airbags or emissions, though. Toyota issued a 340,000 vehicle Prius recall recently. The recall covers a potentially dangerous issue with the cars’ parking brakes.