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11th Death Linked to Defective Takata Airbags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed another death linked to defective Takata airbags, bringing the U.S. total to 11. The latest victim was driving a 2001 Honda Civic when she was involved in an accident in Riverside… Read More

Certain Takata Airbags Present Increased Safety Risk

A new test reveals that a group of faulty Takata airbag inflators in certain Honda and Acura vehicles have an increased risk of violently rupturing when airbags are deployed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging automakers… Read More

Two New Deaths Linked to Defective Takata Airbags

Two additional deaths have been attributed to injuries caused by defective Takata airbags. These new deaths bring the total number of U.S. fatalities caused by the now-recalled faulty airbags up to 11. On March 31st, a Texas teenager driving a 2002 Honda… Read More

Nissan Altimas Recalled a Third Time

Following record U.S. automobile recalls in 2015, Nissan has announced the recall of approximately 930,000 Altimas across the globe. This latest Nissan recall marks the third instance where Altima model vehicles have been recalled by the manufacturer… Read More

Faulty Takata Airbags Responsible for Eighth U.S. Death

In December, a teen boy was identified as the eighth death resulting from faulty Takata airbags that use ammonium nitrate. This marks the ninth death world-wide associated with the airbags. A Honda vehicle was involved in every death.The National Highway… Read More

GM Compensating Some Pre-Bankruptcy Accident Victims

In response to its decade-long failure to disclose information about a defective ignition switch, General Motors (GM) created a compensation fund for injury victims and those who lost a loved one because of the defective vehicles. The fund served as a… Read More

Takata Airbag Recall May Expand

Responsible for eight deaths and 98 injuries so far, the Takata airbag recall, already the nations most extensive vehicle recall in history, may be expanding to include General Motors and Volkswagen vehicle models in addition to previously recalled vehicles.Faulty… Read More

GM Settles Criminal Ignition Switch Case for $900 Million

General Motors Co. (GM) has agreed to a deferred prosecution deal and a fine of $900 million to settle a criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into the companys poor handling of an ignition switch defect linked to at least 124 deaths… Read More

NHTSA Investigates VW Takata Airbag Incident

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it is expanding its probe into Takata airbags after a side airbag ruptured in a 2015 Volkswagen (VW) Tiguan SUV in June.Earlier this year, more than 30 million vehicles made by… Read More

GM Ignition Switch Compensation Fund Comes to a Close Amid Controversy

As the compensation fund set up by General Motors (GM) to compensate victims of its faulty ignition switch is set to conclude at the end of this month, all 4,342 claims it received have been processed.So far, 124 deaths and 266 injuries have been approved… Read More

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