A Japanese-based auto parts maker is about to be in the hot seat in the nation’s capital as they face a senate panel and pressure from a federal agency to recall millions of airbags across the US.
The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure — and even kill — a driver.
For the owners of 189,000 General Motors SUVs, the days of parking them outside the garage for fear that they could catch fire will soon come to an end.
Drivers of Ford Fusions may be getting a recall notice in the mail. The automaker has recalled about 65,000 of the midsize cars in North America because the ignition keys can be removed if the transmission is not in park due to a software problem.
The death of a pregnant Malaysian woman in a car crash involving a faulty air bag has led to another U.S. recall, as the auto industry struggles with a widening problem across the globe.
General Motors said they will start notifying the 189,000 SUV owners who will need to replace faulty window switches that could catch fire.
“Quite frankly, it’s a black eye for our industry.”
The company behind defective airbags linked to injures, deaths even a lawsuit in South Florida may have known about the problem a decade ago and said nothing.
Audi is recalling nearly 102,000 luxury cars because the front air bags may not inflate in a crash.
Vehicles recalled include various model years of the F-150, Flex, Transit, Transit Connect, Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car.