Automotive recalls

Takata Bankruptcy Follows Airbag Debacle

Airbag manufacturer Takata’s airbags have been linked to multiple deaths caused by exploding shrapnel, which prompted the largest automobile recall in U.S. history. Unable to weather this storm, Takata Americas, the U.S. division of Takata Corp., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware over the weekend, and the parent company filed for protection under…

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Automobile Recalls

I saw two alarming headlines today. The first, reported that “Automakers recalled 53.2 million vehicles in 2016.” The second stated, “Carfax report: One in four vehicles on US roads has unfixed safety recall.” At a time when vehicle recalls are at alarmingly high levels, why is it that so many vehicle owners have not had…

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Takata Pleads Guilty-Agrees to Pay $1 Billion

Airbag manufacturer Takata Corp. is reportedly going to plead guilty today to wire fraud and to pay about $1 billion to resolve a U.S.Justice Department probe in connection with Takata’s defective air bags. The wire fraud charge stems from Takata falsifying data in air-bag testing reports that it gave to auto manufacturers. The $1 billion…

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Takata Recall in Virginia

While the Takata recall has been ongoing, Honda announced recently that it is recalling 772,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. for defective front seat air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. The vehicles, announced in a recall late yesterday, are part of an expanded recall of 1.29 million vehicles. More than 100…

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Frequently asked questions about the Fiat Chrysler (Jeep) recall

If you drive a Jeep Grand Cherokee or Commander, chances are you’ve probably heard or paid close attention to the news regarding the defects in certain vehicles. We’ll try to answer a few questions you may have here. How do I know if my vehicle is part of these recalls? Find your vehicle’s vehicle identification number…

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