Takata Exploding Airbag Defect: Honda’s Missed Opportunities, Inaction Led to Deadly Consequences

The Takata exploding airbag defect has elevated to crisis level and now it has come to light that both Honda and Takata had knowledge of this defect for a decade, and yet recalled vehicles are still on the road even today. As investigation into the defect continues, it is apparent that Honda may have under-reported…

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GM Ignition Switch Investigation Proves Delays, Incompetence Led to 13 Preventable Deaths

GM has recalled 2.6 million vehicles since February because of a faulty ignition switch that may allow the key to unintentionally move or switch to the “accessory” or “off” position, turning off the engine and most of the electrical components on the vehicle. The recall includes Chevy Cobalts and HHRs, Pontiac G5s, Pursuits and Solstices…

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NHTSA investigates 320,000 Honda minivans for air bag problems

U.S. auto safety investigators are investigating whether Honda Motor Co. should recall 320,000 minivans for air bag problems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is opening a preliminary investigation into whether 320,000 2003-04 Honda Odyssey minivans should be recalled. NHTSA has received six consumer complaints on 2003-04 Honda Odyssey vehicles from owners alleging…

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NHTSA Reminds Drivers of 15-Passenger Vans to Guard Against Rollover Crashes During the Warm-Weather Driving Season

As the summer driving season gets under way, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is again reminding all 15-passenger van users to take appropriate precautions to guard against the possibility of a tragic rollover crash. Recognizing that 15-passenger vans are particularly sensitive to loading, the agency warns users never to overload these vehicles under…

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Safety Advocates Want Action On Back-Over Accidents Obama Administration Has Not Enacted Safety Measure Passed In 2008

Behind a podium, near the steps of Capitol Hill, Florida resident Ellen Adams spoke about the day her life changed forever. On September 9, 2003, Ellen’s husband Matthew accidentally backed over their one-year-old daughter Ashleigh when she wandered behind his car as he backed out of the family driveway. Sadly, the tragedy wouldn’t end there…

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GM Recall On Brake Lights Could Affect 1 Million More Midsize Cars, Chevrolet Malibu And Saturn Aura

Safety regulators in the U.S. are investigating whether to add more than a million General Motors midsize cars to a recall for brake light problems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it’s checking into complaints about the 2004 to 2011 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2007 to 2009 Saturn Aura. The safety agency says the…

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