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NHTSA imposes $200 million civil penalty to Takata

November 11, 2015

NHTSA imposes $200 million civil penalty to Takata The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued two orders regarding Takata airbags in order to protect those driving on the roads. The orders impose a $200 million civil penalty to Takata for violation of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. This is the largest civil…

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Takata Air Bag Recall Potentially Expanding to 7 more Automakers

October 1, 2015

Takata Air Bag Recall Potentially Expanding to 7 more Automakers Seven more automakers could be facing large recalls due to the fact they use airbag inflators manufactured by Takata. As of this year, there have been nearly 23.4 million Takata airbag inflators recalled on 19.2 million vehicles in the United States due to the fact…

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Nissan recalls 300,000 small cars and NHTSA upgrades investigation of seat sensors

September 24, 2015

Nissan recalls 300,000 small cars and NHTSA upgrades investigation of seat sensors Nissan is recalling nearly 300,000 small vehicles over a potential trim panel defect near the accelerator pedal that could trap a driver’s foot. This could cause unintended acceleration or delayed breaking and result in an accident. The recall is a result of the…

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AutoNation to Stop Selling Vehicles Under Recall

September 23, 2015

AutoNation to Stop Selling Vehicles Under Recall AutoNation Inc. will no longer sell vehicles that have an open safety recall, even at great cost, because it’s the “right thing to do.” After CarMax was held under fire for selling vehicles with safety defects and open recalls, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson announced that the country’s largest…

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CarMax may be selling recalled vehicles with lethal safety defects

September 14, 2015

CarMax may be selling recalled vehicles with lethal safety defects Consumer safety advocates along with Senator Richard Blumenthal are claiming that CarMax is selling “certified” recalled vehicles with dangerous safety defects. Sen. Blumenthal is requesting that the Federal Trade Commission do something to stop CarMax from selling these vehicles. An investigation by the Consumers for…

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Traffic deaths rise making 2015 possibly the deadliest year since 2007

September 1, 2015

Traffic deaths rise making 2015 possibly the deadliest year since 2007 Traffic deaths have increased by 14 percent this year along with injuries which have increased by a third according to the National Safety Council. Recalls are not the only thing that have increased in the past two years. According to new data compiled by…

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VW recalls 461,300 vehicles to fix airbag defect

August 27, 2015

VW recalls 461,300 vehicles to fix airbag defect Volkswagen is recalling 461,300 vehicles to fix an issue which could prevent the airbags from deploying in an accident. The defect is a result of debris that may contaminate the clock spring which keeps the airbags powered. The debris could potentially tear the spring and as a…

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Volvo plans recall and stops delivery of 2016 Volvo XC90’s for airbag issue

August 17, 2015

Volvo plans recall and stops delivery of 2016 Volvo XC90’s for airbag issue Volvo Cars is preparing a global recall and delivery stop for the redesigned seven-seat 2016 XC90 vehicles for a potential airbag issue. The recall will be issued due to the fact that the airbag curtain in the third row may not function…

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Honda confirms 8th fatality from defective Takata airbags

June 25, 2015

Honda confirms 8th fatality from defective Takata airbags Honda confirmed the eighth death from a ruptured Takata airbag inflator in Los Angeles, California after an investigation. Last September, Jewel Brangman was driving a 2001 Honda Civic rental when she was involved in a car accident. The investigation shows that her fatality was likely the result…

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Remedy for Defective Airbags May Result in More Injuries and Death

November 10, 2014

Remedy for Defective Airbags May Result in More Injuries and Death It is already pretty alarming that over eight million vehicles from 10 different automakers have been recalled for defective airbags that could explode sending out shrapnel and injure passengers. To make matters worse, Takata, the airbag manufacturer, does not have enough replacement airbags for…

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