Month: October 2014

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  • October
    31 2014

    GM Will Not Disable Defective Takata Airbags

    A General Motors spokesman announced that the company would not disable the defective Takata airbags found in thousands of its vehicles. GM spokesman Alan Adler told Detroit media outlets that the company has the parts available to repair the defective Takata airbag systems of 17,000 vehicles in high-risk areas. The recent recall of thousands of […]

  • October
    30 2014

    GM Ignition Switch Recall Compared To Takata Airbag Recall

    A recent article in Forbes magazine compared the issues surrounding the GM ignition switch recall to the problematic Takata airbag recall. The article poses the idea that the reaction to the GM ignition switch recall, while still slow, was much faster than that involving the defective airbags. Both companies are facing numerous lawsuits stemming from […]

  • October
    29 2014

    AutoNation Suspends Sales Of Vehicles With Takata Airbags

    A report in the Wall Street Journal revealed that AutoNation, one of the largest pre-owned vehicle dealers in America, would suspend sales of vehicles on the Takata airbag recall list. A recall notice has been issued on more than 7.8 million vehicles with Takata airbags due to a defect that causes them to expel metal shards […]

  • October
    22 2014

    Airbag Recall Affects 7.8M Vehicles

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued airbag recall warning for more than 7.8 million vehicles. The airbag recall includes vehicles from most major American and Japanese automakers, as well as German manufacturer BMW. The notice stems from a defect found in the mechanisms that inflate the airbag. The defect can cause metal shards […]

  • October
    17 2014

    Four Reasons Why Texas Leads U.S. In Fatal Auto Accidents

    According to a report from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Texas led the nation in fatal auto accidents in 2012. Numerous deaths have been reported on highways across the state, from Beaumont to El Paso and from Brownsville to Lubbock. The number of fatal auto accidents in Texas has been on the rise in recent […]