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Fiat recalls almost 300,000 minivans due to airbag deployment

Fiat-Chrysler is joining over a dozen automakers who’ve had to issue a recall due to airbag problems.

June 16, 2017
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Serious Injury Caused By Faulty Takata Airbag Inflator In 2002 Honda Accord

The driver of a 2002 Honda Accord suffered serious injuries following the rupture of a faulty Takata airbag inflator during an accident in Las Vegas last month. According to Honda, the inflator had most likely been salvaged from a junkyard, as opposed to being installed by a professional.

April 20, 2017
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Takata Recalls 33.8 Million Airbags, Largest Consumer Recall in U.S. History

Takata has recalled nearly 34 million airbags, the largest automotive recall ever. With more consumers than ever now looking for an airbag fix, how could this recall impact your dealership?

May 19, 2015
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Honda to Pay Record $70 Million In Fines to NHTSA For Underreporting Accidents

Honda will pay the NHTSA $70 in civil penalties. The automaker underreported serious injury and death accidents, warranty claims and customer surveys satisfaction surveys.

Jan. 8, 2015
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GM Uses Facebook Ads For Ignition Switch Recall Effort

General Motors made headlines for much of 2014 for their abundance of recalls. At least 42 deaths have been linked to faulty ignition switches on certain GM vehicles. Those switches can cause vehicles to unexpectedly switch off while motorists are operating their vehicle, causing drivers to lose control and in certain cases, become seriously injured or […]

Dec. 29, 2014
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Legal Battles: A Tale of Two GMs?

2014 was a year in which General Motors seemed to always be in the news for the wrong reasons. The automaker made headlines all year due to complications with a hefty recall. GM recalled 20 different vehicle models made between 2007 and 2014. A faulty ignition switch was potentially responsible for 42 deaths and 58 […]

Dec. 18, 2014
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AutoNation Refuses To Sell Takata Airbag Recalled Vehicles

The airbag recalls from Takata have made international headlines in recent weeks. The underlying story was how the NHTSA may have fumbled their response to the issue. That fumbled response was a crashing NHTSA website and inaccurately reported recall figures. The NHTSA announced earlier today that its putting pressure on Takata to respond. David Friedman, […]

Oct. 30, 2014
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Are Dealers Going To Be Overwhelmed By Takata Airbag Recall?

In its initial report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave out inaccurate information about a large Takata airbag recall. The very organization that is typically responsible for informing the public about safety risks associated with factory recalls missed the mark by around three million vehicles. Reports indicate that around 30 million vehicles nationwide may […]

Oct. 24, 2014
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19 Deaths Now Linked To GM Ignition Defect

General Motors initially reported in the spring of 2014 that the faulty ignition switch in some of their vehicles had been linked to 13 deaths. On September 15, that number rose to 19 and gave rise to speculation of how high it might go. It all started with an initial lawsuit against GM over the […]

Sept. 15, 2014
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