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Toyota Recalls 2.27 Million Cars For Airbag Glitch

AP | Posted 08.10.2014 | Business

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 650,000 vehicles in Japan and repeating a recall for problems with front passenger air bag infla...

GM Death Toll Could Be Much, Much Higher

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business

(Repeats exclusive with no changes to headline or text) By Ryan McNeill and Paul Lienert June 2 (Reuters) - At least 74 ...

Mother Finds Out Years Later That GM May Be Responsible For Daughter's Death

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business

In 2009, Renee Trautwein received the phone call that every mother fears. Her daughter, Sarah, had been killed. When the Trautwein family initiall...

GM CEO Makes Grim Admission

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business

* New actions are unrelated to ignition switch problems * GM to take $300 mln charge in 1st qtr for all four recalls * C...

Honda Recalls 400,000 Minivans, SUVs

AP | Posted 09.19.2013 | Business

TOKYO -- Honda Motor Co. said Thursday it is recalling 318,000 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. and 63,400 Acura MDX sport-utility vehicles in several nat...

How One Man's Relentless Enthusiasm Inflated the Airbag at Honda

Simon Higby | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Simon Higby

All around him people said he was mad. Despite that, inventor Kobayashi San persisted. That is one of the traits of a true leader: Having a goal and going for it with such vigor and conviction that others will follow -- even an entire corporation like Honda.

Automakers Recall Millions Of Vehicles Over Airbag Issue

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business

* Recall affects vehicles in N. America, Japan, Europe * Supplier learned of issue in October 2011 * Biggest-ever recall...

Pregnant Women Should Wear Seat Belts, Despite Worries: Study

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2013 | Parents

March 11 (Reuters) - Despite some women's worry that seat belts or air bags could harm a baby in utero in the case of an accident, expectant mothers...

Toyota Recalls 1.29 MILLION Vehicles

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is recalling over one million cars around the world for faulty air bags and defective windshield wipers. The move...

This Poses An 'Extreme Safety Risk' To Drivers

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 10.10.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of motorists may be driving cars and trucks installed with dangerous counterfeit bags and they should have them replaced at th...

Hyundai Recalls Over 200,000 SUVs, Sedans

AP | Posted 07.30.2012 | Money

DETROIT -- Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling some Santa Fe SUVs and Sonata sedans because of problems with their air bags. The Santa Fe recall involves ...

NTSB Thinks Air Bags On Small Planes Might Help Save Lives

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — Federal safety officials weighed Tuesday whether to recommend that some planes be equipped with air bags and shoulder-lap seatbelts...

Toyota 'Black Boxes': Automaker Secretive, Inconsistent About Device Recordings

AP | CURT ANDERSON and DANNY ROBBINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SOUTHLAKE, Texas — Toyota has for years blocked access to data stored in devices similar to airline "black boxes" that could explain crashes blamed ...

Honda Recall 2010: Airbag Problems Add Another 437,000 Vehicles To Recall

AP | SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Honda Motor Co. is adding 437,000 vehicles to its 15-month old global recall for faulty airbags in the latest quality problem to hit a J...

Rule For New Planes Means More Airbags

NPR | By Adam Hochberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

AmSafe is supplying the product to most major U.S. airlines to help comply with a new government crash standard. The rule has been phased in slowly ov...