Honda Fined for Failed Vehicle Recalls and Personal Injuries

NHTSA Fines Honda Maximum Penalty for Failed Vehicle Recalls, Safety Information, and Causing Personal Injury The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has fined Honda Motor Corp’s US subsidiary $70 million, the maximum possible fine, for failed vehicle recalls, failing to report safety information or issue voluntary vehicle recalls over eleven years, which led to thousands of personal injuries and wrongful deaths for consumers. In November, Honda reportedly admitted to the NHTSA that it violated two sections of federal law, passed … [Read more...]

Honda Agrees to Required Takata Airbag Safety Recall

Honda Agrees to US Regulators’ Required Safety Recall for Takata Airbag Dangers On Wednesday, December 3rd, Honda Motor Corp agreed to a request from federal US safety regulators to expand its safety recall of Takata airbags, especially driver’s side airbags, due to numerous reports of exploding airbags causing shrapnel injuries and deaths in Honda drivers. “Why are we doing this? Because our customers have concerns and we want to address them,” said Rick Schostek, an executive vice president at Honda North America, in testimony before a … [Read more...]

Takata Airbag Defect Leads to Senate Hearing

Investigative Senate Hearing Reviews Takata Airbag Defect A Senate hearing convened to investigate numerous vehicle recalls related to Takata airbag defect, which date back as far as 2008. On Thursday, November 20th, a senior executive with Takata testified that a Takata airbag defect leads to corrosion of an inflator mechanism that can cause the airbags to explode and embed shrapnel into the driver or passengers. At least five deaths worldwide, including three in the US, and dozens of personal injuries have been linked to the Takata airbag … [Read more...]

Federal Government Calls for Huge Takata Airbag Safety Recall

Federal Safety Regulators Demand Larger Safety Recall of Takata Airbags Across Auto Industry The federal government has called on the automobile industry to issue a much larger safety recall for dangerous Takata airbags, as reports of deaths and injuries due to the exploding airbags and shrapnel rise around the world. On Tuesday, November 18th, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – which has been criticized by Congressional lawmakers for failing to realize the extent of the safety problem – sent a nationwide safety recall … [Read more...]

Honda Expands Safety Recall for Takata Airbags

US Scrutiny Leads Honda to Expand Safety Recall for Takata Airbag Dangers After the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a federal safety recall for Takata airbags in all vehicles that might have them, Honda Motor Corp has announced its own expanded safety recall to prevent more personal injuries and wrongful deaths from exploding Takata airbags. On Thursday, November 6th, the Japanese automotive manufacturer announced that it would expand the safety recall involving Takata airbags by hundreds of thousands of … [Read more...]

Takata Airbags Face US Class Action Lawsuit

First Lawsuit in Class Action Against Takata Airbags Filed in Florida On Monday, October 27th, the first in what is sure to be a deluge of class action personal injury lawsuits was filed in Florida against Takata, after numerous safety recalls led to the discovery of the faulty, exploding airbags. The personal injury class action against the airbag manufacturer includes 21 plaintiffs across 10 states. Despite at least two years of vehicle recalls in the United States involving Takata airbags, the National Highway Traffic Safety … [Read more...]

Federal Agency Issues Safety Recall for Takata Airbags

NHTSA Issues Safety Recall Covering Millions of Cars with Takata Airbags After an investigation into vehicle recalls and consumer reports of failed or exploding airbags manufactured by Takata – one of only three airbag manufacturers in the world – the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an urgent safety recall covering 4.7 million vehicles with Takata airbags. The safety recall spans numerous vehicle manufacturers, including Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, BMW, and General Motors, which have all used Takata airbags for … [Read more...]