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As 9th Takata Death Reported, Honda Again Expands Airbag Recall

Teen driver suffers fatal injuries from faulty airbag inflator.

by on Dec.23, 2015

2003 Honda CR-V crossovers are covered by the latest expansion of the Takata recall.

Federal regulators say a faulty airbag inflator appears to have caused the death of a young driver, the ninth fatality so far linked to a system provided by Japanese supplier Takata.

The announcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration came as Honda announced the latest in a series of recalls involving vehicles equipped with Takata airbags. So far, close to 20 million vehicles sold in the U.S. have been targeted for safety repairs due to the use of suspect airbag inflators.

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All eight of the Takata airbag deaths identified as occurring in the U.S. involved Honda vehicles. Another death was reported outside the States.


Mazda Expands Recall of Takata Airbags

Japanese maker joins Honda, Chrysler and Ford on growing list.

by on Dec.04, 2014

The Mazda B-Series is one of nearly 89,000 vehicles the automaker is recalling due to Takata airbags.

In the 24 hours after Takata officials stood resolute in their belief that a nationwide recall of their faulty airbags is unnecessary, their customers are making sure they stand alone. Mazda joined three other automakers today in expanding their recall of vehicles equipped with the potentially dangerous devices.

The Japanese maker recalled another 40,000 vehicles in include Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Texas and Alabama. The original action was just for Florida and Hawaii. The recall came a day after Honda, Chrysler Group and Ford announced expanded recall actions.

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The vehicles in Mazda’s action include the 2003-2007 Mazda6, 2004-2008 RX-8, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6, 2004-2005 MPV, and 2004 B-Series Trucks. (more…)

NHTSA Increases Takata Airbag Warning to Cover 7.8 Million Vehicles

Agency failed to account for Ford, Subaru in first alert.

by on Oct.22, 2014

Three Subaru models, including this 2003 Outback, were added to the recall warning list.

Federal safety regulators bungled their first attempt to warn owners of 7.8 million recalled vehicles equipped with airbags produced by Takata Corp. that they should bring their vehicles to dealers for immediate repair.

In an unprecedented move, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an alert to vehicle owners that the airbags could explode causing injury and even death to vehicle occupants, particularly in areas with high humidity. Several phone calls to Takata by TheDetroitBureau were not returned.

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“Responding to these recalls, whether old or new, is essential to personal safety and it will help aid our ongoing investigation into Takata airbags and what appears to be a problem related to extended exposure to consistently high humidity and temperatures,” said NHTSA Deputy Administrator David Friedman in a statement. “However, we’re leaving no stone unturned in our aggressive pursuit to track down the full geographic scope of this issue.”


Airbag Problems Force Honda, Nissan, Mazda to Recall Nearly 3 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Chrysler announces limited recall.

by on Jun.23, 2014

The recall includes the 2002 Honda Civic.

Barely two weeks after a major airbag recall was announced by industry giant Toyota, three other Japanese manufacturers have taken similar steps that will impact nearly 3 million vehicles worldwide.

The latest recalls were announced by Honda, Nissan and Toyota, and aim to address faulty airbag systems supplied by Japanese partsmaker Takata Corp. An apparent manufacturing defect could cause the bags to improperly inflate, possibly blasting shrapnel into the passenger compartment.

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Separately, Chrysler also is recalling some 2006 Dodge Chargers equipped with potentially faulty Takata airbag inflators sold in high-humidity areas. Nissan also will have a regional recall.