Ford has agreed to government demands to expand a driver’s side air bag inflator recall to the entire nation. The move adds 447,000 Ford vehicles to the recall list.
Chrysler is bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators, and will add about 179,000 vehicles to a recall list for air bags that could explode with too much force.
Takata Corp. rejected demands Wednesday for a nationwide recall of millions of air bags, setting up a possible legal showdown and leaving some drivers to wonder about the safety of their cars.
Under pressure from federal regulators, Honda is expanding a recall of driver’s side air bags to all 50 states. The recall began this past June for high-humidity regions.
Japan’s Takata Corp. refused to comply with a U.S. government demand for an expanded recall of its air bags that can explode and shoot out shrapnel, and instead passed along the crucial decision to automakers.
Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, automakers are expanding recalls or adding them to fix potentially faulty passenger air bags in high-humidity states.
After nearly four hours of testimony about exploding air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe.
The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars which are equipped with faulty air bags that can injure and even kill a driver.
Honda is adding hundreds of thousands of vehicles to their previously announced recall for Takata passenger air bags that can explode with too much force.
Audi is recalling nearly 102,000 cars in the U.S. because the front air bags may not inflate in a crash. The recall covers certain A4 and S4 cars from 2013 through 2015.
Nissan said that it is recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the United States for an air bag problem that could send pieces of shrapnel into the passenger compartment.
The U.S. government’s auto safety agency told the manufacturer of potentially faulty air bags to make replacement parts faster and do more to find the cause of the problem.