Automakers To Recall 5M Vehicles For Another Air Bag ProblemAnother problem with automotive air bags, this one resulting in recalls of up to 5 million vehicles. Continental Automotive Systems says moisture can get inside its control computers, causing the power supplies to corrode and fail.
U.S. Safety Agency Probes Honda Accord Air Bag FailuresU.S. auto safety regulators are investigating reports that air bags on some older Honda Accords may not inflate in a crash.
After Insistence From Feds, Takata Acknowledges Defects In Air Bag InflatorsAir bag maker Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million of its inflator mechanisms defective, effectively doubling the number of cars and trucks that have been recalled in the U.S. so far.
Nissan Expands Air Bag Recall After Woman Injured By Flying ShrapnelNissan is adding 45,000 small cars to a previous recall after a woman was injured by flying shrapnel from an exploding air bag. The woman's 2006 Nissan Sentra was not part of any recall.
Autopsy Finds Texas Man Was Killed By Exploding Air BagAn autopsy has found that a metal disc from a defective air bag sliced into a Texas man's neck and killed him after a low-speed car accident last month.
Exploding Air Bag May Have Killed Texas ManFederal safety regulators are looking into the death of a Texas man who may be the latest victim of exploding automobile air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan.
Honda Quietly Will Repair Air Bags NationwideHonda is quietly offering to replace potentially defective air bag inflators across the U.S., even though its latest recall for the problem only covers cars in Texas and 12 other high-humidity states and territories.
Ford Recalls 850K Cars On Short Circuit ConcernsIf the short circuit occurs, restraint devices including the air bags, pretensioners, and side curtains might not work in a crash.
Toyota, Honda, Nissan Announce Air Bag RecallToyota, Honda and Nissan are recalling more than 3 million vehicles globally for an identical problem with air bags on the passenger side whose inflator may burst, sending plastic pieces flying.