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February 6, 2018

Toyota Recalls 700K Vehicles in South Africa Over Airbag Concerns

Toyota South Africa has recalled more than 700,000 vehicles over airbag safety concerns, due to risks of the airbag bursting.

January 8, 2018

Takata Air Bag Recall Expands Further

The phased safety recall will add another 3.3 million frontal air-bag inflators that are at risk for exploding.

January 8, 2018

What's Wrong With Takata Air Bags?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains what makes Takata air bag inflators life-threatening. Video courtesy of NHTSA.

December 8, 2017

Takata Restitution Fund for Automakers Launches

The fund was established as part of the automotive supplier’s plea agreement deal reached in criminal court in February.

November 24, 2017

Using Facebook to Boost Recall Response

To convey the urgency of the Takata recall and improve response rates, Honda produced videos targeted to Facebook users who haven't brought in their vehicle. This video features Stephanie Erdman, an Air Force officer who nearly lost her right eye after a Takata air bag inflator ruptured during a crash. Video via YouTube.

August 1, 2017

How Fleets Should Approach Airbag Recalls

For airbag recall repairs, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has prioritized hot and humid areas, and older model-year vehicles.

July 21, 2017

Nissan Recalls Versa Cars for Air Bags

The recall covers more than 515,000 Versa sedan and hatchback vehicles in the 2007 to 2012 model years.

July 11, 2017

Takata Recalls 2.7M More Air Bag Inflators

The latest recall expansion affects driver frontal air bag inflators that use calcium sulfate as a drying agent.

June 26, 2017

Takata Files for Bankruptcy

Scandal-plagued automotive supplier Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in the wake of the largest recall in U.S. history. So what comes next? Video courtesy of Bloomberg.

May 18, 2017

Four Automakers Settle Lawsuit Tied to Takata Recall

BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota agree to pay a total of $553 million to resolve a lawsuit seeking compensation for customers affected by the air bag inflator recall.

March 2, 2017

Ford Recalls Edge, Lincoln MKX and Continental

More than 27,500 vehicles in the U.S. need a replacement driver frontal air bag module.

February 27, 2017

Takata Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Auto safety parts supplier Takata Corp. pleads guilty to a wire fraud criminal charge and agrees to pay $1 billion to resolve a Justice Department probe into the company's sale of defective air bags and the associated coverup. Video courtesy of ABC Action News.

January 19, 2017

3.1M Vehicles Recalled for Takata Air Bags

NHTSA releases details about 24 separate recalls involving 17 different vehicle manufacturers.

January 13, 2017

Takata Pleading Guilty to Wire Fraud

In a settlement reached with the U.S. Department of Justice, Takata Corp. has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and pay $1 billion in criminal penalties arising from the sale of defective air bag inflators. Video courtesy of CNBC. For the full story, click here.

January 13, 2017

Takata to Pay $1B in Criminal Penalties

Three executives with the giant automotive supplier are also charged with wire fraud and conspiracy.

January 13, 2017

Toyota Recalls More Takata Air Bags

The recall expansion, due to get under way in February, affects approximately 543,000 additional vehicles in the U.S.

January 12, 2017

Ford Expands Recall for Takata Air Bags

This latest action affects more than 654,000 Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles in the U.S.

January 8, 2017

FCA Recalls More Vehicles for Takata Air Bags

This latest action covers more than 86,000 older-model SUVs and trucks in the U.S.

December 11, 2016

More Deadlines Set to Accelerate Takata Recalls

There are currently 46 million recalled Takata air bag inflators in 29 million vehicles in the U.S.

November 3, 2016

NHTSA Questions Delays in Critical Takata Recall Repairs

The federal safety agency’s administrator also stresses that the automakers are ultimately responsible for the costs of replacing Takata’s defective air bag inflators.

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