Takata Pleads Guilty, To Pay $1B For Hiding Air Bag DefectTakata Corp. has agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal charge and will pay $1 billion in fines and restitution for concealing a deadly defect in its air bag inflators.
GM Allowed Recall Delay To Prove Air Bag SafetyAuto safety regulators are allowing General Motors to delay a large recall of potentially defective air bags, giving the company time to prove that the devices are safe and to possibly avoid a huge financial hit.
NHTSA Chief Says Honda Must Do More To Fix Air BagsHonda must do more to track down owners of 300,000 cars with highly dangerous Takata air bag inflators and make sure that they are repaired, the nation's top auto safety regulator said Wednesday.
Fiat Chrysler Recalls 200K Jeeps; Air Bags May Not WorkFiat Chrysler is recalling more than 224,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs worldwide because the air bags may not inflate in a crash.
U.S. Says Air Bag Parts Maker Is Stonewalling, Threatens FinesThe federal government has accused a small air bag parts maker of stonewalling an investigation into a fatal car crash, and threatened a large fine over the lack of cooperation.
Don't Slam The Door: Nissan Versa Air Bags Might InflateThe government is investigating complaints that side air bags on some Nissan Versa small cars can inflate if the driver or passenger doors are slammed to hard.
7 Automakers Add 4.4 Million Vehicles To Takata RecallSeven automakers are adding nearly 4.4 million vehicles in the U.S. to the massive Takata air bag inflator recall. Of the new recalls announced Thursday morning, General Motors had the largest total at 1.9 million vehicles.
Toyota Recalling 60,000 Cars For Air Bag DefectToyota is recalling 60,000 Avalon and Camry sedans in North America because their front passenger air bags may not deploy in a crash. The recall involves vehicles from the 2016 model year.
Toyota Adds 331,000 Cars To Air Bag RecallsToyota is adding 331,000 cars worldwide to an existing recall of passenger air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata. The new recall includes the 2008 Corolla and Corolla Matrix sedans and the 2008-2010 Lexus SC430 convertible.
Texan Among 10 Who Have Died Due To Exploding Air BagsFourteen automakers have recalled about 24 million vehicles in the U.S. because of faulty Takata air bag inflators that can explode.
GM Recalls 200,000 Cars For Air Bag TroubleGeneral Motors is recalling about 200,000 Saab and Saturn cars in the U.S. and Canada to replace the driver's air bag inflators. The move is part of a broader recall of over 5 million vehicles announced last month.
Honda Has Most High-Risk Models In Air Bag RecallHonda leads all automakers with nine models designated as having the highest risk from air bag inflators that can explode with too much force, spewing metal shrapnel into drivers and passengers.