Having recently exposed several automakers for ducking national safety laws, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has cracked the whip, fining Honda a record $70 million for its failures to report fatal accidents and injuries to the government for the past 11 years. This figure is double that of the $35 million fine...Read more
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Honda Motor Co. has announced the recall of 569,000 vehicles in China over defective airbags, adding to the 13 million cars the automaker has already called back around the globe. Honda has publicized this recall in conjunction with its Chinese joint venture companies, including Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., as an “investigative recall,” which is considered...Read more
As Takata Corp. feverishly works to replace millions of defective airbag parts responsible for 5 deaths, dozens of other injuries, and the recall of 20 million vehicles around the world, stringent quality control measures have been placed on a group of its parts suppliers. Takata has been the source of a high-profile investigation by U.S....Read more
The chemical compound ammonium nitrate, the propellant used to create gas that inflates the airbag, is widely believed to be the source of the shrapnel-emitting explosions that have resulted in at least 5 deaths and dozens of injuries. According to an investigation by The New York Times, Takata Corp., the manufacturer behind the global airbag...Read more