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Takata whistleblower says he will testify before Congress that manufacturer knew about potentially deadly air bag defect

February 9, 2015 - A whistleblower who says he warned automotive supplier Takata years ago that the propellant the company used in its air bags could “blow up” and kill people says he will testify before... Read More


NHTSA fines Honda $70 million for failing to report auto-related deaths, injuries

January 8, 2015 - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says a recent audit of Honda Motor Co. revealed the company failed to report more than 1,700 deaths and injuries as required by... Read More


Beasley Allen files class action lawsuit on behalf of Honda owners affected by defective Takata airbags

November 5, 2014 - Lawyers from Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., along with co-counsel, have filed a class action lawsuit for economic losses related to potentially defective airbags... Read More


Exploding Takata air bags prompt urgent warning to drivers from U.S. auto safety regulators

October 21, 2014 - UPDATED: U.S. government officials have issued an urgent warning to 7.8 million drivers about the potential dangers posed by air bags made by Takata Corp., which can explode with excessive... Read More


Honda customers asked to sign away automaker liability for airbag injuries, deaths

July 29, 2014 - Honda is pushing its dealers to get customers to sign documents acknowledging airbags in recalled vehicles are defective and may cause death or injury if the car is in a crash, and remove... Read More


Exploding airbags manufactured by Takata force millions of vehicle recalls

June 27, 2014 - The airbag does not deploy as designed. Instead, it actually explodes, propelling hundreds of shards of metal fragment – shrapnel – into the face and body of drivers and passengers. Read More


Ford exapnds recall of F150 trucks for airbag deployment problem

April 14, 2011 - In February, Ford announced a limited recall of just under 150,000 of its best-selling F150 pickup trucks, citing problems with the front airbags which could cause them to unexpectedly... Read More


Volvo recalls 43 defective passenger cars in S. Korea

June 23, 2008 - Global carmaker Volvo will recall 43 units of its passenger cars sold in South Korea due to manufacturing defects, the government said Monday. Read More


Feds probe airbag failures in BMW

January 9, 2008 - Federal safety regulators are investigating reports of front passenger seat airbag failures in roughly 330,000 BMW cars and SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration... Read More


The evolution of front airbags

January 4, 2008 - Frontal-impact airbags are something we take for granted in today's automobiles. But today's front airbags differ radically from the airbags of 1996, the year they became a federally... Read More


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