Volkswagen is recalling 37,558 Beetle and Beetle Convertible cars over an ongoing Takata airbag issue. The issue has resulted in close to 30 deaths and at least 400 injuries due to the tendency of these airbags to blow up when deployed. This is one of 187 recalls caused by exploding Takata airbags.
Volkswagen and Audi to pay $42 million Takata airbag settlement
Volkswagen and Audi have agreed to pay out $42 million dollars in a class action settlement with current and former car owners whose vehicles were built with potentially deadly Takata airbags. Current and former owners are set to receive up to $500.
Volkswagen recalls Audi cars with faulty Takata inflators
Volkswagen has recalled 62,812 Audi cars over a concern that the airbags may not properly deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of a serious injury or death. The issue is caused by faulty Takata inflators.
BMW recalls cars over Takata airbag malfunction
BMW has recalled 4,511 BMW 3 series cars equipped with faulty Takata airbag inflators that may cause the airbag malfunction during a crash. This may result in the driver-side airbag exploding during an accident, hurting the driver with metal shrapnel. It may also cause the airbag to become under-inflated, failing to protect the driver from injuries in an accident.
Ford and Mazda begin 2.6 million-vehicle-strong Takata airbag recall
Ford and Mazda have kicked off a recall for 2.6 million cars that contain defective Takata airbag inflators. The inflators can rupture when the airbags are deployed, injuring or killing the car occupants with sharp metal fragments.
Ford recalls over 150,000 cars that may have Takata airbags installed
Ford is recalling over 150,000 cars that may have had Takata airbag inflators installed in them during collision repair. The inflators may explode during a crash and kill or injure the car occupants.
General Motors begins government-ordered Takata airbag recall
American car manufacturer General Motors is recalling close to 6 million SUVs and pickup trucks because of potentially lethal Takata airbags. The inflators on the airbags may explode, flinging deadly shrapnel into vehicle occupants.
Ford and Mazda ordered to recall close to 3 million vehicles with Takata airbags
American manufacturer Ford will be forced to recall close to 3 million vehicles manufactured on Mazda’s platform due to the use of faulty Takata airbags. The inflator in these airbags may explode when deployed, injuring or even killing the car occupants with metal shrapnel.
Volkswagen recalls over 100,000 cars equipped with Takata airbag inflators
German car manufacturer Volkswagen is recalling over 100,000 cars over concerns that their Takata-made airbag inflators may explode in a crash. The metal fragments that make up the inflator can hit the car occupants, maiming or killing them.
Nissan recalls nearly 4,000 Sentras equipped with Takata airbags
Japanese manufacturer Nissan is recalling 3,930 2002-2006 Sentra vehicles that are potentially equipped with the infamous Takata airbag inflators. These inflators can explode during a crash and fling “sharp metal fragments” into the vehicle’s occupants, injuring or killing them. Until your car is fixed, do not allow passengers to sit in the front seat.