Volkswagen Recalls 136,000 Jetta’s to test for ABS failure.

Volkswagen Jetta sedans equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission are being recalled to test the antilock brake system;  Approximately 136,000 model-year 2009-10 Jetta SportWagen wagons, Eos convertibles, GTI and Rabbit hatchbacks, and Audi A3 cars; and model-year 2010 Volkswagen Golf hatchbacks equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Problem: The antilock brake system control unit may […]

Isuzu is recalling 25,018 NPR, NPR HD and Chevrolet Low Cab Forward Trucks

Isuzu Technical Center of America is recalling 25,018 2014- to 2016-model year Isuzu NPR and NPR HD trucks and 2016-MY Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 3500 HD, 4500HD, and 4500XD trucks because of potential unintended acceleration, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These vehicles have an accelerator pedal that may get stuck under the […]

Faulty Takata airbag blamed in fatal Louisiana accident

A family in Louisiana who lost a loved one in a car accident is suing Takata Corp. because the victim’s airbag burst and sprayed shrapnel in the vehicle, KOIN 6 reported on June 11. Reports said Lafayette resident Kylan Langlinais died on April 9, several days after she was involved in an accident where her vehicle struck a utility […]

Takata wants to use same propeller linked to fatal defect

Despite everything that has been revealed about the defectiveness of their airbags, Takata will continue to use the same propellant to power their airbags. According to the New York Times, the Takata executive Kevin Kennedy told lawmakers that ammonium nitrate can be used safely when it is “properly manufactured and designed.” Since the early 2000s, […]

Two automakers broaden recall to vehicles equipped with Takata airbags

Japanese automaker giants Nissan and Toyota expanded their recall on May 13 to vehicles that may have defective Takata airbags, 13WMAZ reported. Reports said five million of the vehicles affected in the recall were made by Toyota and 1.5 million vehicles were made by Nissan. The faulty Takata airbags have already been linked to six deadly accidents. According […]

Takata airbag blamed in Florida driver’s injuries

A Honda vehicle owner who sustained injuries last month in a car accident claimed the injuries were caused by metal shards released from inflating Takata airbags, a Reuters article stated on April 10. Medical documents from a hospital revealed that the owner of a 2003 Honda Civic vehicle sustained neck injuries last March due to foreign objects apparently […]