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Ford says Takata Airbag Safety Issue ‘Inconsequential’

Ford Motor Company is expected to file a petition with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in an effort to resist recalling approximately 2.5 million vehicles as part of the Takata airbag safety recall, Reuters reports. John Cangany, a Ford spokesman, explained that it is filing the petition because it “believes the issue is inconsequential.” The safety recall is the largest in U.S. history and is now linked to 17 deaths and more than 180 injuries worldwide. As Beasley Allen has previously explained the recall stems from the chemical compound used in the airbag inflators. Takata admits to ... Read More

Honda expecting lower profits in 2015 as a result of Takata air bag recall costs

A prolonged (and apparently expensive) Honda recall to replace potentially dangerous Takata Corp. air bags has caused the Japanese automaker to cut approximately 6.5 percent of its profits from the company’s annual profit predictions. Instead, Honda is placing millions of dollars aside to ensure that the recalled vehicles are fixed. The Takata airbag recalls began when millions of cars from nine different auto manufacturers were recalled in June due to defective airbag inflators produced by the Japanese supplier Takata Corp. The recall notice claims that the airbags may burst from the defective inflators, resulting in metal fragments blasting into the ... Read More

Recalled Takata airbag inflator suspected in injury to Ford Mustang driver

Takata airbag concerns continue to take the auto industry by storm after Ford confirmed Sunday evening that it is working with U.S. safety officials to learn more about an accident involving a driver injured by a metal fragment in the 2007 Ford Mustang’s air bag. The airbag controversy began when millions of cars from nine different auto manufacturers were recalled in June due to defective airbag inflators produced by the Japanese supplier Takata Corp. The recalls were due to reports that the airbags may burst, causing numerous metal fragments to blast into the vehicle cabin. Authorities believe areas experiencing higher humidity levels, ... Read More

AutoNation responds to Takata air bag recall by refusing to sell affected vehicles

After reports of Takata Corp’s exploding air bags wreaking havoc on more than 16 million vehicles around the world, AutoNation Inc. has opted not to sell the vehicles affected by the recent Takata air bag recall. “We as a company have made the decision not to retail any vehicle that is involved in this recall until it is repaired and the vehicles that do come in for service,” said AutoNation Chief Executive Mike Jackson in an interview with Reuters. “We are advising the customer not to put a passenger in front of that air bag until it’s repaired.” Although AutoNation is currently ... Read More