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Airbag Defects

The Ongoing Takata Airbag Recall: What You Can Do

As 2017 winds down, it is interesting to note that the largest vehicle recall in history is ongoing. In fact, last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed yet another fatality caused by faulty Takata airbag inflators. The NHTSA inspected a suspect vehicle the day after Christmas and confirmed the cause of death…

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Airbag Defects, Product Liability

Texas Car Dealers Selling Recalled Vehicles

Last week, several vehicle safety groups released a study showing something shocking. Apparently, many car dealers are selling recalled vehicles on a pretty regular basis. According to researchers, one out of every four vehicles on eight CarMax Inc. used car lots in three states were subject to safety recalls. Despite this, the defects were thus…

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Airbag Defects, Automotive Defects, Recall

Honda Airbag Recall

Honda Airbag Recall Expands Again The recall of vehicles because of defective Takata airbags continues to grow. Late yesterday,  Honda Motor Co. announced that it has added an additional 772,000 in the United States to the number of vehicles they have already recalled, bringing the total Honda airbag recall to about 11.4 million vehicles. The…

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Airbag Defects, Automotive Defects, Product Liability, Vehicle Recalls

GM Airbag Recall

Now, There’s a GM Airbag Recall for a Software Problem The Takata exploding airbag issues are a serious problem, to be sure, because they involve airbags that may present a danger when they deploy. However, General Motors has possibly topped that, as they have issued a recall for 4.3 million vehicles because of a software…

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Airbag Defects, Product Liability, Vehicle Recalls

Texas Airbag Fatality

A rear-end collision that occurred on March 31 in Fort Bend County, near Houston, has taken the life of a 17-year-old Texas girl. According to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Department, the crash was “moderate” and wouldn’t have caused any serious injuries. However, the exploding Takata airbag, which was supposed to save her life, is…

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Airbag Defects, Product Liability

Ford Airbag Recall

Driver Fatality Leads to Ford Airbag Recall According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2015 was a record year for vehicle recalls, led by recalls for airbags manufactured by Takata, and 2016 seems to be starting out as a continuation of that trend, with Ford’s announcement yesterday that it has issued a voluntary recall…

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Airbag Defects, Product Liability, Vehicle Recalls

Honda Expands Airbag Recall

Honda Expands Airbag Recall Nationwide Although Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata has refused to expand the scope of its recall of vehicles equipped with its airbags to the entire nation, Honda has decided to expand the recall of its vehicles to comply with a request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to do just…

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Airbag Defects, Product Liability

Audis Recalled

Audi Recalled for Airbag Software Defect According to a release by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), German luxury automaker Audi has decided to issue a voluntary recall of more than 100,000 of their luxury sedans and station wagons sold in the United States, as part of a worldwide recall of 850,000 vehicles, because of a glitch they discovered…

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Airbag Defects, Product Liability, Vehicle Recalls

Mandatory Electronic Safety Standards

NHTSA Mulls Mandatory Electronic Safety Standards for Vehicles In a notice released earlier today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that it is seriously considering a series of mandatory electronic safety standards and requirements. In the notice, the agency asked the largest automakers to consider seriously whether voluntary standards for vehicle electronics make…

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Airbag Defects, Product Liability, Vehicle Recalls