At least 14 different automakers have extended recalls to include additional models of vehicles that may contain defective airbag inflators linked to at least 21 deaths and nearly 200 injuries worldwide.
Defunct Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata Corp. is recalling 3.3 million more faulty airbag inflators in another expansion of the largest automotive recall in U.S. history, and quite possibly the entire observable universe.
Nissan and INFINITI are recalling certain vehicles manufactured between 2001 and 2006 over defective airbags that may explode without warning, the latest in a seemingly never-ending mega recall that refuses to die.
The Volkswagen Group is recalling about 4.86 million cars in China, the latest recall in a seemingly endless string of similar actions involving deadly Takata airbag inflators.
Honda Motor Corp. has agreed to pay $500 each to up to 16.5 million owners of Honda and Acura vehicles that were equipped with defective Takata airbags, per the terms of a new $605 million class action settlement.
Owners of about 4.4 million Nissan vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbags are eligible to receive free rental car use, extended warranties, and up to $500 in compensation under the terms of a new consumer settlement.
FAW Group Corporation, a partner of Japan's Mazda Motor Corp., has issued a recall for more than 680,000 Mazda vehicles over problems linked to airbags supplied the Takata Corp.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has issued a recall for 297,000 Dodge Grand Caravan minivans from model year 2011-2012 over a wiring problem that can lead to accidental airbag deployments.
Toyota Motor Co. announced Thursday that it is recalling 2.9 million Corolla Axio sedans and RAV4 SUV crossovers in Japan, China, Oceania and other regions over potentially defective Takata airbag inflators.
A new lawsuit alleges that five leading auto manufacturers were aware of defects that caused Takata airbags to explode and kill motorists, but continued to use them so they could save money.