Month: December 2014

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  • December
    31 2014

    Takata Nationwide Recall Not Needed, Says SVP

    Takata Senior Vice President Hiroshi Shimizu told members of a Congressional subcommittee that there was “not enough scientific evidence” to support a Takata nationwide recall on the company’s defective airbags. The company has resisted calls from both Congress and federal safety agencies for a Takata nationwide recall, limiting their recalls to areas of high humidity. […]

  • December
    30 2014

    Need For Recall Repairs Poses Safety Risks

    A study from the Center for Auto Safety shows that less than half of all vehicles in need of recall repairs have undergone the necessary work. The study showed that only 40 percent of all vehicles cited for recall repairs have been repaired. These recall notices include those for the defective ignition switch found in […]

  • December
    29 2014

    Honda Announces Takata Side Airbag Recall

    Honda Motor Corporation has issued a Takata side airbag recall on more than 1,250 of its 2015 Crosstour sport utility vehicles. Unlike the standard Takata recall for the driver and passenger seat airbags, the issue behind Takata side airbag recall relates to a problem with the system’s inflator tube. A statement from the National Highway […]

  • December
    26 2014

    Porsche Recall Announced For 918 Spyder

    A Porsche recall has been issued for the 918 Spyder sports car, the company’s most rare and expensive production model. The Porsche recall stems from tests that revealed that the fasteners on the front axle can come loose. The tests showed that serious accidents can occur when these fasteners loosen at high speeds. Although no […]

  • December
    24 2014

    Takata Recall Crisis Forces Out Company President

    The Board of Directors of troubled auto parts manufacturer Takata has responded to the global Takata recall crisis by ousting company president Stefan Stocker. The board voted to replace Mr. Stocker with current chairman Shigehisa Takada, the grandson of the company’s founder. The Takata recall crisis has prompted several major automakers to issue recalls on […]