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Fiat Chrysler Adds 1.6 Million Vehicles to Takata Airbag Recall

Fiat Chrysler has added another 1.6 million vehicles worldwide to its Takata airbag recall list, becoming the third major automaker to expand its recall of airbag inflators that can trigger deadly explosions. Most of the vehicles included in this latest recall – 1.4 million – are in the U.S., the automaker said.  They cover the front passenger-side airbags in the following models: 2010-2016 Jeep Wrangler SUV 2010 Ram 3500 pickup and 4500/5500 Chassis Cab trucks 2010 and 2011 Dodge Dakota pickup 2010-2014 Dodge Challenger muscle car 2011-2015 Dodge Charger sedan 2010-2015 Chrysler 300 sedan According to the Associated Press, U.S. ... Read More

More Takata air bag replacement kits produced monthly

In response to the growing concern of defective air bag inflators in vehicles across the globe, Takata has announced the company has ramped up production of air bag replacement kits by 100,000 units a month – an increase from 350,000 to 450,000. Takata also said that it should be able to increase production to more than 900,000 air bag replacement kits a month by September of this year. Takata’s announcement comes on the same day auto engineers met with the air bag manufacturer regarding the onslaught of recalls and tests being done to learn the root cause of the issue. Recalled ... Read More

Defective Takata air bag inflators lead to second recall expansion by Chrysler amid safety worries

There is more drama stirring in the defective Takata air bag inflators situation as Chrysler announces its second recall expansion, this time of 208,783 vehicles, in one week. The expansion comes likely as a reaction from regulators like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which are following the issue closely. Since June, Chrysler has recalled more than 600,000 vehicles featuring the infamous Takata air bags due to reports that the defective Takata air bag inflators may explode, firing tiny metal fragments into drivers and passengers within the vehicle. Honda vehicles in areas of high humidity, such as Florida, have experienced ... Read More