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Honda, the automaker that has felt the greatest impact of the airbag inflator saga, continues to take hits as it checks vehicles built in 2000 and 2001 to determine whether it used ARC airbag inflators in its products. According to Bloomberg News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received two reports regarding incidents regarding ARC Automotive airbag inflators. One report involved a 2009 Chrysler minivan and the other involved a 2004 Kia Optima. Though there was only the pair of reports, the agency believed the severity of the incidentsRead More
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With the number of vehicles affected by the Takata airbag recalls reaching 50 million around the world, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the final listing of vehicles affected the faulty airbag crisis. According to the agency, 88 car lines have been impacted by the airbags that explode with too much force. In turn, the inflator housings are shattered by the blast and the metal shards from the broken devices are sent scything through the interior of the vehicles, sometimes with deadly effect. To date, eight victimsRead More
Takata Airbag Recall
Plainly upset with the slow pace of the Takata airbag recall, the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade has called for a June 2 hearing into the process that led to last week’s historic Takata airbag announcement. At that time, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that the airbag manufacturer, which had long dragged its feet dealing with regulators, had agreed to a consent decree under which it acknowledged that its airbags were defective. Almost immediately, the airbag recall jumped from 17 to 34 million, making theRead More
Mark Rosekind
Following weeks of hinting, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced this week it would be taking action on long-stalled auto recalls. The recalls that have piqued the interest of the agency are one that involves the gas tanks of 1.56 million older Jeeps and the continuing Takata airbag crisis. The Jeep recall began in 2013 and ended last year. However, the agency may reopen it. The other recall is the continuing Takata airbag fiasco that involves 17 million U.S. vehicles and as many as 25 million overseas. TheRead More
Honda has stepped out on its own to conduct an independent investigation of exploding Takata airbags. While 10 automakers work together in a consortium to find the cause of problems plaguing airbags, Honda has decided to step out on its own as it also seek the cause. According to Automotive News, the automaker has hired a U.S. engineering firm to look into the cause of airbag ruptures in devices made by Takata, besieged airbag manufacturer whose exploding airbag inflators have been linked to six deaths and scores of injuries. InRead More
Honda has reported the sixth death related to Takata-manufactured airbags used in its vehicles. The number of deaths linked to faulty Takata-made airbags continues to rise with the reported Jan. 18 death in Texas of a 35-year-old father of two. According to Automotive News, American Honda has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of its findings in a preliminary study of the fatal accident. The carmaker said, in a prepared statement, “The vehicle involved in this crash was included in a 2011 recall for the driver’s frontal airbagRead More
The U.S. Senate approved a new administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration following a yearlong wait. Mark Rosekind, whose nomination to head the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been held up for a year, was approved as administrator late Tuesday by the U.S. Senate. Rosekind, according to Automotive News, takes over a troubled agency which has been involved with “lapses” in its safety oversight function as record numbers of vehicles have been recalled and it has been dealing with the fallout of Takata’s refusal to expand itsRead More
Honda yesterday expanded the scope of its driver-side-only airbag recall while Takata adamantly refused to expand its recall program. Turning to Swedish airbag manufacturer for assistance, Honda yesterday expanded its driver-side-only airbag recall. Formerly, the recall had been limited to high-humidity areas, however, in response to requests from federal regulators, the automaker expanded its recall. Loaners To Be Offered At the same time, Honda acknowledged that the added burden of a nationwide recall is taxing its ability to provide repair parts. Rick Schostek, an executive vice president, told a subcommitteeRead More
Chrysler will begin replace the Takata-made airbags in 371,309 vehicles made from 2003 to 2008 in December. The recall was announced in June. The airbag recalls continues to mushroom as Chrysler became the latest automaker to announce specifics of the recall of Takata-made airbags. The automaker, which announced the recall last June, will begin replacing the airbags in effected vehicles next month. Beginning in December, the automaker will recall vehicles in the South, Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, American Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, Guam and other high-humidity areas. The reasonRead More
Honda has expanded its recall of vehicles equipped with Takata-made airbags as it faced a new round of questions. Honda, Japan’s third-largest automaker, has expanded the scope of its recall of vehicles equipped with suspect Takata airbags to include 2001-2006 products. No specific number of vehicles was recalled at the time by the manufacturer. According to Reuters, the automaker’s action, upgrading its “safety campaign” to a formal recall, comes in the wake of Honda’s second appearance before highway safety regulators who are seeking more information on Honda’s airbag program. RegulatorsRead More