At least 36 people have died and 44 have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.
Even though their airbags have erupted – flinging shrapnel at drivers – Takata Corp. claims a nationwide air bag recall is unfounded.
Automakers are expanding recalls or adding them to fix potentially faulty passenger air bags in states with high-humidity.
U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into steering problems in more than 500,000 Ford full-size cars without seeking a recall.
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.