Category Archives: Airbag Defects

Ferrari recalling vehicles over airbag issues

A recall has been issued by Ferrari due to a potential airbag problem that affects 2,600 vehicles worldwide, Business Insider reported on July 20. Reports said the Takata airbag installed in the affected Ferraris may launch erroneously, causing further injuries to drivers during accidents. Though the airbags in the Ferraris were supplied by Takata, a spokesperson…
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Japanese carmakers broaden Takata airbag recall

Three Japanese automakers recently decided to expand their recall to vehicles worldwide that are equipped with potentially dangerous Takata airbags, BBC News reported on June 25. Reports said Nissan, Toyota and Mitsubishi have decided to include all the vehicles in their recall after recalling vehicles in North America. The broadened recall of the three companies…
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House questions Takata’s continued use of ammonium nitrate

When members of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee asked Kevin Kennedy, the Takata executive vice president, about Takata’s continued use of ammonium nitrate in its airbags, the New York Times reported that Kennedy stated the propellant is safe when it is “properly manufactured and designed.” Kennedy's statement refers to one of the alterations Takata…
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Family claims faulty airbag liable for relative’s death

A Texas family has filed a lawsuit against Takata Corp. and Honda after a family member was recently killed in a minor vehicular accident in Houston, wacotrib.com stated on January 30. According to the lawsuit filed by the Solis family, the two companies failed to examine the faulty airbags installed in the vehicles. The family…
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Mazda broadens Takata airbag recall in US

Mazda recently expanded their recall of vehicles with Takata airbags which may potentially increase the risk of injury to occupants in the event of an accident, BBC News reported on December 5. Mazda’s decision to broaden their recall comes after Takata reportedly refused to comply with federal safety regulators' request to expand their recall nationwide.…
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7.8 million vehicles in the U.S. with Takata airbags recalled

Toyota, Chrysler, Honda and others have issued a recall of 7.8 million vehicles in the U.S. due to potentially dangerous airbags manufactured by Takata, CNBC 25 reported on October 20. Several automakers are issuing regional airbag recalls in some parts of America where the humidity regularly is high. Toyota said they are notifying owners of…
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Nissan recalls another 226,000 vehicles with Takata airbags

Nissan is including over 226,000 different models of vehicles in their airbag recall, an article from Fox News stated on July 27. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the additional recall affects 2002-2004 models of Infiniti, Sentra, Pathfinder, and Maxima vehicles. Nissan is now recalling a total of 664,628 vehicles that are equipped…
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Automakers recall millions of vehicles worldwide with defective airbags

At least three Japanese automakers recalled millions of vehicles worldwide due to dangerous airbags that may burst and discharge metal shrapnel, USA Today reported on June 23. An estimated 3 million vehicles around the world are being recalled by Honda, Nissan and Mazda after they were informed by the Japanese airbag supplier Takata that other vehicles may not…
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Close to 700K Ford vehicles with airbag issue recalled

Nearly 700,000 recent Ford vehicles with potential airbag issues are being recalled, an article by Time reported on May 9. An estimated 692,500 Ford Escape and C-Max 2013-2014 models are affected by what is reportedly an airbag deployment software glitch. Reports state that the glitch in the affected vehicles could potentially cause a delay in airbag…
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Thousands of Honda minivans with airbag problem recalled

Japanese automaker Honda recently issued a recall of 24,889 new minivan models due to an airbag problem that may endanger the life of occupants during accidents, an article from InvestorPlace reported on May 2. According to reports, the side airbags in the 2014 Odyssey minivans sold in the U.S. may malfunction in accidents due to…
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