Category: Car Reviews

Teenage girl killed by exploding Takata air bag in Texas

An exploding Takata air bag has claimed another life, this time a 17-year-old girl whose car crashed near Houston. The girl is the latest victim of malfunctioning air bag inflators that have killed 10 people in the U.S. and another in Malaysia, touching off the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. More than 100 people Read More

Toyota recalls 2.9 million RAV4 crossovers over seatbelt concerns

An accident in Canada that killed two passengers in a 2011 Toyota RAV4 has led to a worldwide recall of about 2.9 million Toyota Motor Corp. RAV4 crossovers, many of them built in Canada. The recall was sparked after Transport Canada replicated the crash of the 2011 RAV4. The people in the front seats of Read More

GM recalls 200,000 cars for Takata air bag trouble

General Motors is recalling about 200,000 Saab and Saturn cars in the U.S. and Canada to replace the Takata driver’s air bag inflators. The move is part of a broader recall of about 5.4 million vehicles announced last month by U.S. safety regulators. Takata inflators can explode with too much force in a crash and Read More

Toyota recalls 150,000 SUVs in Canada on seatbelt concerns

Toyota is recalling nearly 150,000 sport utility vehicles in Canada as part of a global effort to fix seatbelts that may not properly restrain drivers and passengers in a collision.The recall covers the 2006 to 2012 model years for the RAV4. The company says lap belts for the second-row window seats can be cut and Read More

VW recalls 680,000 brand cars over airbag problems

Volkswagen said on Wednesday it was recalling 680,000 cars of its namesake brand in the United States because Takata-made airbags in them could be defective. The recall affects models built between 2006 and 2014, a spokesman said, declining to comment on how much the recall could cost. Daimler said late on Tuesday it would recall Read More

Honda to recall new Civics in Canada because engines can fail

Honda is recalling about 45,000 newly redesigned Civic compact cars in the Canada and the United States because the engines can fail and stall while being driven. The recall affects 2016 Civics equipped with two-litre four-cylinder engines. Documents filed by Canadian safety regulators say that a circular clip around the pistons may be missing or Read More

Volkswagen likely to buy back 115,000 cars in U.S.: report

German auto maker Volkswagen assumes it will have to buy back about 115,000 cars in the United States as a result of the emissions scandal, a newspaper reported on Thursday. Without citing its sources, Germany’s daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung said the company expected it would have to either refund the purchase price of a fifth of Read More

Teen identified as eighth U.S. victim of exploding Takata airbag

A teen driver who died a few days after a July car crash near Pittsburgh has been tentatively identified by the government as the eighth death in the U.S. due to an explosive air bag inflator made by auto parts maker Takata, federal transportation officials said Wednesday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials also Read More

Auto supplier Continental says 5 million vehicles may have defective air bags

Continental Automotive Systems said Thursday it supplied potentially defective airbag control units to 5 million vehicles used in Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz and other vehicles built over a five-year period, widening the auto industry’s airbag safety crisis. Honda Motor Co said late Wednesday it is recalling 341,000 Accord cars from model years 2008-2010 to replace Read More

Toyota recalls 320,000 trucks and SUVs for air bag problem

Toyota is recalling about 320,000 trucks and SUVs because the roof-mounted air bags can inflate without a crash. The recall covers the 2005 and 2006 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia, the 2003 through 2006 Land Cruiser, and the 2004 through 2006 4-Runner. Also included are the 2003 through 2006 Lexus LX 470 and the 2004 through Read More

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