Airbags

U.S. probes 415,000 Volkswagen vehicles for air bag problems

(Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it is opening an investigation into potential air bag failure in 415,000 Volkswagen vehicles after the German automaker issued a recall for the same issue in 2015.<p>Volkswagen's logos are pictured at the 45th Tokyo Motor …

Volkswagen

U.S. rejects Ford petition to delay recall of 3 million vehicles | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday it was rejecting a petition by Ford Motor Co (F.N) to …

Determine

US probes effectiveness of VW air bag wiring recall

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver's air bag …

Business

Report shows Takata air bag inflators recall still moving slowly

DETROIT -- A new report on recalls of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators shows that automakers have replaced only 43 per cent of the faulty …

Canadian News

At a Glance: How automakers perform on Takata recalls

Nineteen automakers will have to recall 69 million Takata air bag inflators in 42 million vehicles by 2020. They have replaced only 43 percent of the 43.1 million inflators recalled so far. Here's the completion rate for each automaker as of Oct. 27:<p>Source: National Highway Traffic Safety …

Business

Surprise! Holding a Camera to Your Face is Not Good in a Car Crash

Who would’ve guessed it? Holding a camera up to your face during a car crash can be quite hazardous to your health. New research by the University of …

Photography

Test show that an airbag will smash your camera into your face rather than protect you

Filming from moving vehicles has been happening for as long as movies and vehicles have existed. But with the rise of movies such as the Fast & …

Fast & Furious

'MythBusters': New Season Starts With Explosive Air Bag Test (Video)

The new guys blow the limbs off a dummy with an explosive airbag test<p>Whether you miss Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman or not, you have to admit, it …

Entertainment

Engineer develops helmet with airbag

Nemanya Petrovic’s brainstorm came after he got a smack on the head.<p>The construction engineering officer at 14 Wing Greenwood is an avid cyclist, and …

Canadian News

Exclusive - Takata creditors seek $30 billion, far more than it can pay: court filing

TOKYO (Reuters) - Creditors of bankrupt Takata Corp say the parts maker owes them more than $30 billion (£22.9 billion) after the automotive …

Takata

Florida Heat Heightens Air-Bag Explosion Risk

State officials say high temperatures and humidity make recalled Takata inflators an even dicier proposition.<p>Tech Deja Vu<p>Motorists across Florida are …

Autos

Key Safety files final deal to buy embattled supplier Takata

DETROIT -- Key Safety Systems Inc. reached a final deal worth nearly $1.6 billion to acquire embattled Japanese airbag supplier Takata Corp. out of …

Takata

Hyundai Mobis develops first-ever sun roof airbag system

Hyundai Mobis develops first-ever sun roof airbag system

Hyundai

Mercedes Recalls Half A Million Vehicles For Unexpected Airbag Deployment

Mercedes-Benz has announced the recall of nearly half a million vehicles across the United States due to a problem with their airbags.<br>Read more »

Daimler, the maker of Mercedes-Benz, to recall over 1 million cars over faulty wiring

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler, maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, is recalling more than a million vehicles worldwide over a wiring …

Mercedes-Benz

BMW's Recalling Nearly All X3s In The US From 2006 Through 2010

BMW has issued a recall for 85,302 examples of the X3 in the United States – specifically 2.5i, 3.0i, and xDrive30i models from the 2006-2010 model …

BMW

Mercedes recalls 400,000 UK cars over airbag fault

Mercedes-Benz is recalling around 400,000 cars in the UK over a fault that could wrongly activate the driver’s airbag.<p>The recall affects A-Class, …

Leeds

'Revolutionary' car seat with inbuilt airbag launched

<b>The first-ever car seat that includes an inbuilt airbag has been launched, with the product's designers claiming it will "revolutionise" the industry.</b><p>The bag is built into the straps of the seat, and uses compressed air to cushion a child's neck.<p>Tests of the product, which have taken place in …

Mercedes-Benz Recalls Nearly 500K Vehicles Over Inadvertent Airbag Deployment

Airbags can save lives, but they can also hurt people if they deploy at the wrong time. To that end, Mercedes Benz has recalled nearly 500,000 …

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz recalls 400,000 cars in Britain over airbag fault

A spokesman for the German car maker says the issue only affected certain vehicles in 'rare circumstances'.<p>Mercedes-Benz are recalling about 400,000 …

Mercedes-Benz

Air bag concerns force Mercedes-Benz recall

Hundreds of thousands of Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK are being recalled over air bag concerns.<p>Some 400,000 UK cars are being recalled as well as …

Manchester

Daimler recalls 400,000 Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK

<b>About 400,000 Mercedes-Benz cars are being recalled by Daimler in the UK over a potential airbag safety issue.</b><p>The firm's safety recall covers more than a million vehicles worldwide, including 495,000 in the US.<p>The recall is not related to the exploding Takata airbag scandal, and there have been no …

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz recalls 400,000 cars in UK over airbag fault

Company says vehicles are safe to drive but customers should contact roadside assistance service if airbag warning light comes on<p>Hundreds of thousands of Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK are being recalled over airbag concerns.<p>Some 400,000 UK cars are being recalled as well as vehicles in “other …

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Mercedes recalls 400,000 cars in the UK over possible airbag fault

Mercedes Benz has announced a major recall of its cars in the UK over concerns that some airbags might be prone to premature deployment.<p>The company …

Mercedes-Benz

Daimler to recall over 1 million cars over faulty wiring

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler, maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, is recalling more than a million vehicles worldwide over a wiring defect that could unexpectedly trigger the air bag.<p>Germany's dpa news agency reported Monday that 400,000 of the vehicles were registered in Britain and …

Business

Mercedes recalls 400,000 cars in UK over fault that causes airbag to deploy

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 400,000 cars in the UK alone over an electrical fault that can cause airbags to go off by mistake.<p>The fault affects its best-selling executive and family models, leading to the recall of about half the fleet sold since 2011.<p>Mercedes said that there had been 30 cases …

Mercedes-Benz

Daimler to Recall Over 1 Million Vehicles on Airbag Concerns

Daimler AG (DDAIF) will recall more than 1 million Mercedes-Benz SUVs and cars worldwide to fix unintended airbag deployment issues, Reuters reported.<p>…

Investing

Mercedes 400,000-car recall in the UK: which models are affected

Mercedes-Benz has announced a major recall which could affect as many as 400,000 cars in the UK.<p>A spring within the steering column module in certain …

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes recalls 400,000 UK cars over fears airbags could deploy

The carmaker said it affected "certain A, B, C, and E-Class, and CLA, GLA, and GLC" models built between November 2011 and July 2017.<p>The company's …

UK News

Mercedes-Benz to recall 400,000 cars for steering column fault

Mercedes-Benz will issue a recall for around 400,000 cars in the UK to fix a steering column component that can break and cause the driver’s airbag …

Trucks