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

GM Tells Consumers To Stop Having Passengers In Front Seat Of Some Cars

General Motors sent out urgent letters last night to owners of 2003-2004 Pontiac Vibes and Saab 9-2Xs, cautioning them against letting anyone ride in the front passenger seats until repairs can be made, as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. It doesn't get any worse than this for a manufacturer. » 10/22/14 9:27am 10/22/14 9:27am

What Does America's Auto Safety Regulator Actually Do?

Back when they hit General Motors with a record $35 million fine for not reporting the ignition switch defect, officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had stern words for automakers who hid problems and delayed recalls. The thing is, NHTSA was hardly blameless in both the GM scandal and the… » 9/16/14 3:18pm 9/16/14 3:18pm

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

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