Almost 3,000 McLaren supercars and sports cars are equipped with faulty Takata airbag inflators, which has led the British company to issue a recall in the U.S. McLaren filed the recall, which was published on February 28, with the NHTSA. The recall names the airbag inflators as part of the list of millions of possibly faulty units that may explode upon impact. The Takata inflators break down after prolonged exposure to humidity and temperature cycles. Upon impact, the inflator may rupture and spew shrapnel at the driver or passenger, which severely increases the risk of injury or even death...
Troubled airbag manufacturer Takata files for bankruptcy
Troubled Japanese parts supplier Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the United States. Takata’s debts have spiraled to an estimated $9 billion due to the massive recall program for defective airbags supplied to almost two dozen automakers and used in an estimated 100...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Takata airbag recall now affecting your favorite exotics
The Takata airbag recall is a massive mess that makes Dieselgate look like amateur hour in scandal city. We're dealing with a recall of product now numbering as high as nearly 50 million units. Over the next few years that number will climb to nearly 70 million, and the entire recall process will...Jeff Glucker
Ferrari Now Embroiled In Massive Takata Airbag Recall
Ferrari certainly isn't immune to recalls. But generally, the company would prefer to call them upgrades—as it did regarding the little fire risk with the LaFerrari's gas tank. But there's no semantic dodge available where the Takata airbag recall is concerned. Millions of...John Coyle
New NHTSA Teams Speed Response After GM Ignition-Switch Recall
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has created two new teams to help the agency better identify potential auto-safety problems, and respond to them more quickly. DON'T MISS: 'Sin City Hustler' Is A $1M Ford Excursion Monster Truck: Video The changes come in response to an analysis...John Coyle
Honda replaces CEO amid Takata airbag recall fiasco and slowing sales
Supplier firm Takata’s ongoing airbag recall has affected a number of automakers but primarily its biggest customer, fellow Japanese firm Honda, which on Monday announced that its embroiled CEO Takanobu Ito will be replaced. News of the defective Takata airbags, which have inflators that can...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
A widespread recall affecting more than 3.4 million vehicles from several different makes has now hit BMW. According to the automaker, roughly 220,000 of its 2002 and 2003 3-Series models have been affected by the recall worldwide, with 42,080 of these located in the U.S. The recall is due to a defective airbag from Japanese supplier Takata Corp. Other makes with vehicles featuring the defective airbag include Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, Pontiac and Toyota. The root of the problem is an airbag inflator that deteriorates over time. This can cause the inflator to rupture when the...