Airbag Recall Affecting Tens of Millions of Vehicles Is Expanded

The airbag recall involving car airbags manufactured by Takata and already affecting over 30 million vehicles has been expanded.  On May 4, Takata and the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a further expansion of the existing Takata airbag recall to include an additional 30-40 million vehicles for a total of 60-70 million affected cars.  This Takata recall …

5 New Advances in Auto Safety

As the years go by, we see more and more changes and advances occur where automobile safety is concerned. This is largely due to new technologies that begin with one manufacturer, and the rest usually follow suit. You will typically see auto safety features present themselves in a higher end vehicle but once awareness increases and the cost of the features decrease, they begin …

Auto Industry Faces Tough Road Ahead due to Product Defects

In 2014, the auto industry suffered a record year for auto recalls. More than 60 million cars, trucks and SUVs on U.S. roads and highways were recalled due to some type of safety-related defect. That astonishing figure translates to one out of every four cars on the road. When it comes to this year’s recalls, none of the major car …