Honda Will Replace Your Defective Takata Airbags Nationwide If You Ask

Until today, automakers like Honda assured owners of cars affected by the Takata airbag recall that their vehicles likely wouldn't have shrapnel-filled airbag explosions if they lived in non-humid climates. Needless to say, that's not very reassuring. So today, after pressure from regulators, they'll be replacing all… » 11/18/14 8:30pm 11/18/14 8:30pm

Report: Takata Destroyed Evidence Of Deadly Airbag Defects In 2004

Japanese airbag supplier Takata faces a global backlash not just because of their defective exploding airbags, but because they knew about the problem for years. Now, a a New York Times report claims Takata officials acted swiftly to cover up the problem after discovering it in secret testing. » 11/07/14 11:22am 11/07/14 11:22am

Your Guide To The Explosive Airbag Recall That Affects 14 Million Cars

While the world may be burned out on hearing about automotive recalls after General Motors' acknowledged their ignition switch defect and then recalled just about every car they've made in the last 17 years, drivers now face a safety problem that is far more widespread and possibly even more dangerous. » 9/15/14 3:09pm 9/15/14 3:09pm

This Mini-Documentary About The Airbag Is Fascinating

We take airbags for granted today, being the preferred way for most of us not to slam our faces into windshields and dashboards at speed. But it's easy to forget just how difficult it was to get them in cars a few decades ago. This little NYT Retroreport does a nice job recapping the fight. » 9/15/14 10:20am 9/15/14 10:20am

Some 40,000 Land Rovers Recalled Over Confused Air Bag Systems

2012 to 2013 Land Rover Evoques and 2010 to 2015 Land Rover LR2s, as many as 40,551 SUVs, are being recalled because the cars can't tell if someone's sitting in the front passenger seat. With that system not working correctly, the passenger airbag might not go off in a crash. » 8/15/14 5:30pm 8/15/14 5:30pm

Honda Wants Your Signature So You Know An Airbag Might Kill You

Due of the massive Takata airbag recall, Honda has issued a stop-sale on any new cars that are impacted, but they can't hold back pre-owned vehicles. Some used vehicles are not recalled, but may be affected. Honda is telling dealerships to have customers sign a liability document. » 8/03/14 2:02pm 8/03/14 2:02pm

Watch A Cadillac CTS-V's Airbags Explode During A Pre-Wedding Autocross

GM Engineer Brad Doerr's fiancée Holly would normally be out on the track with him and their Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon for a day of auto-crossing, but she was a little busy getting primped for the wedding they'd planned just two hours later. So there he was, alone, out on a fairly tame course when all of a sudden his… » 6/05/12 12:30pm 6/05/12 12:30pm