Practices


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


NHTSA rules could inflate airbag sales

October 22, 2007 - New crash test regulations adopted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are expected to be a boon for airbag manufacturers, and will likely double the volume of airbag... Read More


Airbag safety tips

September 25, 2006 - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says frontal airbags have saved thousands of lives since the federal government started to require this safety feature on all... Read More


Industry group warns of air bag fraud with some used cars

August 15, 2002 - Vehicles in which air bags have been deployed are sometimes refurbished with false or faulty replacements and resold to unsuspecting customers, the Automotive Occupant Restraints Council... Read More


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