Air bag maker Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million of its inflator mechanisms defective, effectively doubling the number of cars and trucks that have been recalled in the U.S. so far.
Honda Motor Co. recalled an additional 4.89 million vehicles around the world Thursday for a new type of problem in Takata air bag inflators, for which Japanese rivals Toyota and Nissan have already carried out recalls.
Honda is expanding its airbag recall to an additional 380,000 vehicles.
The Japanese company has refused to comply with a U.S. government demand for an expanded recall of its air bags that can explode and shoot out shrapnel.
Under pressure from federal regulators, Honda is expanding a recall of driver’s side air bags to all 50 states.
The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure — and even kill — a driver.
Federal regulators are investigating whether Honda Motor Co. failed to report deaths and injuries that occurred in its vehicles.
A defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. Is your car on the list?
The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million car owners whose air bag inflators have been recalled to get them repaired.
U.S. safety regulators are warning owners of more than 4.7 million vehicles that have been recalled for air bag problems to get them repaired immediately.
General Motors, Toyota, and Honda have each indicated what the future holds for automobiles, announcing upcoming automated models of their vehicles.
As the auto industry strives to sustain its post-recession comeback, car companies are resorting to tactics that some experts warn will lead to trouble down the road.
Honda, Mazda and Nissan are recalling millions of vehicles globally for defective airbags manufactured by supplier Takata Corp. that could possibly explode.
GM is on track to break the American automaker record for the most recalls in a single year, ever.