ARTICLES RELATING TO AIRBAGS

Lawsuits accuse automakers of faulty airbags, recall delays

2018-03-14 19:44

Three class action lawsuits allege that General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes knew of problems with exploding Takata airbag inflators yet waited years to issue recalls.

VW recalls 4.86 million vehicles due to faulty airbags

2017-09-14 12:07

Volkswagen will recall almost 4.86 million vehicles in China due to airbag concerns.

How dangerous airbags can find their way into used cars

2017-04-20 08:18

The near-death of a woman in a US crash has exposed a hole in the government's efforts to get dangerous Takata airbag inflators off the road.

Takata expected to take ownership of faulty airbags, pay huge fine

2017-02-28 07:33

Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. is expected to plead guilty to wire fraud and agree to a $1 billion penalty.

Takata airbag woes: Honda adds 772 000 cars to its recall list

2017-01-11 08:15

Honda is recalling 772 000 additional vehicles for defective front passenger seat airbag inflators made by Japanese supplier Takata.

Toyota recalls nearly 6-million more Takata airbags

2016-10-26 10:30

Toyota is recalling another 5.8 million Takata-made airbags in a global safety scandal blamed for a string of deaths and injuries.

Takata faces bankruptcy buyout - report

2016-09-20 07:55

Takata shares dived after a report said some potential buyers were considering bankruptcy proceedings for the embattled airbag supplier.

Canada to investigate fatality caused by defective airbag

2016-08-05 09:18

Canadian authorities launched a probe into faulty airbags after a ruptured inflator caused another death.

Takata saga: Honda recalls 1-million cars in China

2016-06-20 08:36

China's product quality agency says Honda's joint venture in the country is recalling 1-million sedans and SUVs to replace possibly faulty airbags.

Takata saga: 7 automakers, 4.4-million cars recalled

2016-06-03 09:35

Seven automakers are adding nearly 4.4-million vehicles in the US to the massive Takata airbag inflator recall.

 

Defective airbags: More than 33 000 Ford Ranger bakkies affected in the US

2018-02-12 20:20

Ford is telling the owners of 33 428 Ranger bakkies in US not to drive them because their Takata airbag inflators may present an extreme danger.

Takata bankruptcy: What will happen with consumer lawsuits?

2017-06-28 08:04

The bankruptcy of Japanese auto parts giant Takata may frustrate the legal challenges by victims harmed by the company's exploding airbags, which were part of the largest auto safety recall ever.

Ford recalling nearly 32 000 vehicles for airbag defect

2017-03-03 08:18

Ford is recalling 31 867 vehicles because airbags may not inflate properly. The maker of the defective airbags? Embattled supplier Takata...

Takata shares soar 18% on bankruptcy plan denial

2017-01-25 12:55

Takata shares surged 18% after the embattled airbag maker denied it would enter into a potentially lengthy court-mediated bankruptcy restructuring.

US government: Takata airbag recalls to cover 42-million cars

2016-12-12 09:45

US regulators government said automakers aren't doing enough to contact owners of affected vehicles, with around 42-million vehicles set to be recalled with potentially deadly airbag inflators made by Takata.

Don't slam the door or this Nissan's airbags might inflate?

2016-10-05 07:08

The US government is investigating complaints that side airbags on some Nissan Versa cars can inflate if the driver or passenger doors are slammed too hard.

Truck carrying Takata airbag-detonators explodes: 1 killed, 10 houses damaged

2016-08-29 08:05

A woman was killed when a truck, loaded with Takata airbag detonators caught fire and exploded in front of her house. Many other houses in the area were damaged in the blast.

Huge Toyota airbag recall: SA cars affected

2016-07-04 08:16

Toyota is recalling 1.43 million vehicles for defective airbags and another 2.87 million cars for faulty fuel emission controls. Toyota SA reports local models are affected.

Takata facing criminal charges in Japan

2016-06-08 07:28

Takata is facing criminal charges in Japan after another person fell victim to the company's faulty airbag inflators.

Takata saga: Ford recalls 1.9-million vehicles to replace airbags

2016-06-02 08:47

Ford will recall nearly 1.9-million vehicles to replace faulty Takata airbags, but South Africa will not be affected.

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