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610 automakers shack up in Detroit hotel to talk Takata airbags

Since Takata has decided not to take the lead concerning potential issues with its airbag inflators, the automakers have. Perhaps that's unsurprising, since it's the automakers, not Takata, that will take a beating on the dealership floor if consumers decide its models are a health hazards. The Detroit News reports that Toyota, Honda, General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Subaru met in a hotel conference room near the Detroit Metropolitan Airport last week to sort ou

2Toyota calling for independent, industry-wide Takata airbag testing

The initiative is still very new, and there's no set timeframe for this third-party testing to begin.

3Ford, GM Still Doing New Business With Takata Amidst Airbag Crisis

Automakers are standing by the beleaguered supplier

Automakers are continuing to work with Takata in the wake of its massive safety crisis, but this might be partially because staying with the company might be the best option.

11NHTSA undergoing Congressional scrutiny over Takata scandal

With the Takata airbag debacle still yet to be resolved, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found itself in hot water again. Parties both from within and from without the agency's ranks are asking hard questions about NHTSA's handling of the widespread recall, and now the agency's leadership will have to answer some of those hard questions.

17Audi recalls 850,000 A4 models globally for airbags that won't deploy [UPDATE]

Audi has announced that it will be recalling 850,000 A4 sedans, wagons and Allroad models across the globe due to a software problem that could prevent the front airbags from deploying. All 850,000 vehicles were built after 2012.

113Air Bag Recall Warning Expanded To 7.8 Million Vehicles

Inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed

The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected.

65Takata Airbag Victim Looked Like She Had Been Stabbed

Police initially investigated the accident as a possible homicide

A woman named Hien Tran of Orlando, Florida, was killed by what looked at first like stab wounds on her neck. Actually, Tran may have been injured by shrapnel exploding from her Honda's faulty Takata airbag.

12Honda may recall up to 1M vehicles for airbag issue, following Toyota's lead

It seems Toyota won't be the only one recalling the faulty Takata airbag inflators for long. Honda insiders in Japan claim that the company is getting close to announcing its own worldwide campaign that would begin before the end of June.

25Toyota Expands Airbag Recall To 2.2 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Latest announcement includes about 766,300 vehicles in the US

Toyota is recalling 2.27 million vehicles worldwide, after receiving a larger list of faulty part numbers from airbag supplier Takata.

24Chrysler To Recall 630,000 SUVs Worldwide

Jeep Patriot and Compass, and small SUVs recalled for airbag and seatbelt problems

Two days after refusing a government request to recall 2.7 million older-model Jeeps,Chrysler has decided to do two other recalls totaling 630,000 vehicles worldwide.

6NHTSA may greatly expand GM airbag recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is pondering whether to dramatically upscale a pair of airbag recalls on General Motors vehicles. The two existing campaigns, one launched in the fall of 2012 and the other in January of this year covered just 6,845 vehicles, but the government agency is considering whether to boost the recall to around 400,000 units.

26BMW adds 42k 3 Series models to massive airbag recall

On the heels of the massive airbag recall just last month, which included a total of 3.4 million Japanese automobiles from Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda, German automaker BMW has announced that it will recall 42,000 of its 2002-03 3 Series models (E46 platform) for the same problem. The recall is blamed on a single defective part, all from the same supplier, which may cause the airbag to catch fire or send metal fragments towards passengers in the front seats. BMW spokesman Dave Buchko told th

9Airbag recalls on track for record year

The escalating complexity of automobiles is led in part by the escalating complexity of safety systems. The once dumb airbag that lived all alone inside the steering wheel, for instance, is now a family of smart airbags that might be able to detect the location of the passenger they're meant to protect and how best to inflate in order to protect him. Beyond the increased sticker price, the cost of that technology is more things going wrong.

59Airbag Recalls Doubled Compared With Last Year, On Track For Record Year

With more complicated systems in place, hidden troubles abound with these life-saving devices

By many standards, the car accident was routine.

26Air Bag Recall Affects 3.4 Million Cars From Several Automakers

Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda are affected

The recall is for air bags made by Japan's Takata Corp.

30Government Warns Motorists About Counterfeit Air Bags

Dozens of makes and models could be affected

WASHINGTON (AP) - Car owners whose air bags have been replaced in the past three years may have had dangerous counterfeit bags installed, the Obama administration warned Wednesday.

192012 Nissan Versa's airbag under NHTSA investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the 2012 Nissan Versa for a possible defective airbag cable assembly. Some 100,000 Versa sedans may have cables that are pinched in the steering column, which could lead to the airbag not deploying, according to Automotive News.

242013 Dodge Durango recalled for faulty airbag module

Chrysler has barely begun production of the 2013 Dodge Durango, but it's already encountered problems that have led to a recall. An incorrect airbag module was installed in roughly 1,500 of the early-production, seven-passenger Durango models. According to Chrysler, these vehicles received mislabeled modules intended for the five-passenger version. In a crash, this could lead to the side-curtain airbag not deploying for the third row.

44Airbag recall forces Honda past Toyota in total recalls for 2012

Honda has surpassed Toyota for the largest number of recalled vehicles in 2011. Wards Auto reports that Honda expanded an airbag recall to encompass a total of 2.5 million million vehicles last year, pushing the total number of recalled units to 3.9 million vehicles over 17 campaigns. Previous estimates put Toyota at the head of the recall pile with 13 campaigns covering 3.5 million vehicles.

10Honda expands airbag recall again, still searching for 640 airbags

Honda is still looking for a few needles in its haystack of 2001-2003 models, as it expands a recall that dates back to 2008. The recall concerns defective driver's airbag inflators, and it's a serious issue, one that has already resulted in a dozen injuries and at least one death.

28Honda adding 833,000 vehicles to airbag recall

Honda has recalled hundreds of thousands of 2001-2003 Honda and Acura models for airbag issues since 2008, and now the Japanese automaker is re-recalling those vehicles. Honda is inspecting 833,000 vehicles for airbags that deploy with too much pressure, which could lead to metal fragments passing through the airbag cushion material. This defect has resulted in 12 injuries and one death since 2010.

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