US expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles
Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler from the 2010 through 2019 model years are included in the probe.
Feds widen safety probes of Ford, VW and Nissan vehicles
NHTSA investigators found more consumer complaints about airbag and brake problems.
Air bag danger: Ford, Mazda add pickups to do not drive list
Test results show the trucks had inflators that ruptured or recorded high internal pressure readings.
GM takes a third crack at avoiding Takata airbag inflator recalls
Automaker says it could save $1 billion and avoid recalling up to 6.8 million full-size 2007-2011 pickup trucks and SUVs.
Report shows Takata air bag inflator recall still moving slowly
Auto companies only halfway toward a Dec. 31 goal of 100% replacement of older and more dangerous inflators.
Trump administration won’t pursue talking car mandate
Government is wary of imposing costly mandates on the automotive industry.
Most automakers slow to fix dangerous Takata air bag inflators
Almost 10 million inflators with the highest risk of rupturing remained in use as of March 31.
Fumes force Austin police to pull 400 Ford Explorers off patrol
NHTSA has found more than 2,700 complaints of exhaust odours in the passenger compartment.
Ford says it will fight latest Takata air bag inflator recall
Says propellant has not deteriorated in any of its inflators taken from vehicles in the field.
Bankrupt Takata’s air bags still out there; huge replacement challenge
100 million inflators installed worldwide, could take years to get them off the road.
BMW issues recall for new Takata air bag problem
Inflator can separate from a plate, shooting out metal and other debris.
Ontario eyeing US investigation as it moves to test driverless cars
Tesla says sensors connected to the Model S’s autopilot system failed to detect the white truck as it turned into the path of the car.
Four automakers selling new cars with Takata inflators
Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years.
Takata expects loss instead of profit for fiscal year
Global recall of faulty airbag inflators likely to expand to more than 100 million.
US ends Honda probe; automaker pays $70M fine
NHTSA said it is satisfied the company has taken steps to prevent similar failures.