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Passing the Vehicle Safety Improvement Act Could Prevent Major Auto Recalls

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

While it is important to fully understand the cause of the Takata airbag failure, there are steps Congress can take immediately to enhance auto safety and oversight. That should begin with the enactment of H.R. 1181, the Vehicle Safety Improvement Act.

Daniel Marans

Here's One Thing You Can Do In An Auto Recall That Might Save Your Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

The latest high-profile recall from the auto industry, involving Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata, now covers 34 million vehicles. That's an enormo...

Takata Air Bag Recalls Nearly Double

AP | By MARCY GORDON and TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will d...

Millions Of Cars Recalled For Faulty Airbags

AP | By MAE ANDERSON | Posted 04.02.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags. The government says more than 2 milli...

Auto Agency That Issues Recalls Is Under Review, U.S. Official Says

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama admin...

Nissan Recalls More Than 900,000 Cars Over Air Bags That May Not Deploy

AP | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling almost 990,000 cars, SUVs and minivans in the U.S. because the front passenger air bags may not inflate in a cras...

Should Secret Settlements Be Allowed to Conceal Dangerous Products?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

What is needed is an ethical rule that prohibits lawyers from demanding or accepting confidentiality as a condition of settlement if there is a good faith belief that a product is defective and dangerous.

GM Recalls More Than 1 Million Cars

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business

SHANGHAI, Dec 27 (Reuters) - General Motors Co's China joint venture is recalling 1.46 million cars due to a defect with the fuel p...

Honda Recalls Popular Vehicle Because It Might Catch On Fire

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

TOKYO, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co said it would recall about 489,000 CR-Vs in Europe and the United States after finding rain water may enter ...

Ford Broadens Windstar Recall To Include Virginia

The Huffington Post | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

Ford Motor is broadening a recall on Windstar minivans because of corrosion issues that could lead to rear axles' snapping in half. The recall now inc...

Toyota Recalls 1.53 Million Cars

AP | TOM KRISHER and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Just when Toyota thought its safety problems were over, they flare up all over again. Less than a year after it was tarnished by repo...

General Motors RECALLS Vans, Halts Sales

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — General Motors Co. is recalling about 5,000 heavy-duty Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans because of a faulty alternator. The auto...

Honda Recall: 410,00 Vehicles Have Unsafe Braking Systems and Could Crash

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy / AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Honda has recalled more than 400,000 vehicles over concerns of brake failure, according to several news reports today. While Honda's announcement pa...

Toyota And More Fines: U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Addresses Issue

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOYOTA, Japan -- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Monday the U.S. wants to see results from Toyota's efforts to improve safety, and more fines...

Toyota Recall Models List: Vehicles Affected By 2010 Toyota Recall

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The 2010 Toyota recall models list affects more than two million vehicles. Here are the models affected by the Toyota recall: • 2009-2010 RAV4, ...

Toyota, GM Recall 662,000 Cars Over Faulty Windows

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Toyota Motor Corp and General Motors Corp are recalling more than 662,000 vehicles sold in the United States due to defects in power windows, the two ...