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Airbag Supplier Only On Hook For 35 Percent of 'Record,' Payments Spread Over 5 Years

The record-breaking fine federal authorities handed down to airbag manufacturer Takata last week might be chump change.


Honda issued a recall for the 2016 CR-V to replace driver-side front airbag modules after an inflator exploded while testing at the Takata plant in Mexico.


Honda is recalling 303,904 Accords in the US because the software calibration can make their side airbags deploy too easily. The company has 19 allegations of injuries from the issue.


Toyota is recalling 310 examples of the 2016 Tacoma because they might have the wrong bolts holding their driver's side knee airbags.


Dainese's D-air Misano 1000 motorcycle jacket is equipped with an airbag for safety, and it works completely independently of the bike.


NHTSA has revised its estimates for the number of vehicles being driven with faulty Takata airbags, reducing it to 19.2 million vehicles and 23.4 million inflators. That figure is down from 34M inflators in 30M vehicles.


There are 73,424 examples of the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt being recalled because a short circuit in the wiring harness for the side impact sensor might not let the curtain airbag on the driver's side deploy in a crash.


VW and Tesla are the only automakers that haven't recalled their cars with Takata's ammonium-nitrate-fueled airbag inflators.


The latest recall from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles involves some 300,000 units of the 2011-14 Dodge Charger over an overly sensitive airbag and seatbelt sensor.


Ferrari is recalling 814 models from its 2015 lineup to replace improperly assembled driver's side airbag modules. The devices can deploy in a manner that's rotated from how they are meant to.


NHTSA is opening a preliminary evaluation into airbag inflators from Arc Automotive. The agency has reports of two ruptures with injuries: one in a 2002 Chrysler Town and Country and another in a 2004 Kia Optima. It's not yet known whether the incidents are linked.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into the 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler for the possibility of the driver's side airbag not deploying due to a wiring issue. If a recall is necessary, it could affect an estimated 630,000 vehicles.


Company VP Says Controversial Chemical Still Used In New Products

It's going to take years for the auto industry and federal government to sort through the Takata airbag mess.

Is Your Car Under Recall?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed May 19, that 33.8 million vehicles with Takata airbags are to be recalled.


Mini is recalling 91,800 hatchbacks and convertibles due a potentially malfunctioning sensor that may fail to deploy the front passenger airbag in the event of a crash.


BMW is recalling 2,000 examples of the MY2015 4 Series Convertible to reflash the airbag software, lest the driver's side front bag not deploy on time in a crash.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into a Nissan recall to fix a faulty airbag sensor. The recall covered more than one million vehicles, but the agency continues to receive complaints from drivers who have had their cars repaired.


Automotive News reveals that the Takata recall in Japan is nearly 70-percent complete, while in the US not even 12 percent of drivers have fixed their cars.


Legislation Introduced This Week Could Stop Future Oversights

The accident was minor. The aftermath was horrific.


Fiat Chrysler, Honda And Toyota Re-Recall Models From The Early 2000s

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Honda and Toyota will recall 2.1 million vehicles built in the early 2000s for airbags that could deploy unexpectedly. These vehicles had previously been recalled, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that they are still defective.


Her 2001 Honda Civic Was Recalled Days After Accident

A malfunctioning Takata airbag left a Florida woman paralyzed from the neck down following an otherwise minor car accident last year, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.

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