Airbags

Takata air bag settlement delivers $553M to consumers for economic losses

Owners of nearly 16 million vehicles with potentially defective Takata air bags are eligible for financial assistance in getting their vehicles fixed and up to $500 in compensation under the terms of a new consumer settlement with several automakers.<p>Certain Toyota, Mazda, Subaru and BMW vehicles …

Toyota, other automakers reach $553M settlement to speed up Takata air bag replacements | Autos

Toyota Motor Corp., Subaru Corp., Mazda Motor Corp. and BMW have reached settlements worth $553 million to resolve economic-loss claims tied to …

Texas

Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW settle suit over Takata air bags

Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW have reached a proposed settlement that would compensate owners of 15.8 million vehicles for economic losses stemming …

21st Century

Takata’s Shares Soar 20% After Auto Makers Settle Airbag Claims

Shares in Japan’s <b>Takata</b> (7312.JP) soared more than 20% this morning after automakers including <b>Toyota</b> (7203.JP), <b>Subaru</b> (7270.JP) and <b>Mazda Motor</b> …

Wall Street Journal

Nike’s 36-Year Quest for the Transparent Sole - Bloomberg

A pair of platinum-colored Nike running shoes seem to levitate above a pedestal in the middle of a circular room. The left and right sneakers point …

Air Max

Toyota, 3 other automakers settle suit over Takata air bags

Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW have reached a proposed settlement that would compensate owners of 15.8 million vehicles for money they lost due to the …

United States

4 Automakers Agree to Pay $553M on Takata Air Bag Claims

Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW agree to the settlement affecting more than 15 million consumers.<p><b>This premium content is reserved for Legal Times</b> …

Law

More Than a Million Ram Trucks Recalled for Airbag Defect

According to the recall, certain RAM pickups suffer from a software glitch that disables some safety systems.<p>Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 1,021,279 Ram pickups in the U.S. due to a software glitch that turns off some of the occupant-restraint systems in rollover crashes. FCA said it knows …

Trucks

FCA Recalls 1M Ram Pickups Over Faulty Airbag Module

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled 1 million Ram pickups in North America as the side airbags and seatbelt pretensioners may not operate as …

FCA

Honda says isle owners at high risk of dangerous airbag malfunction

A Honda Motor Co. representative is in Hawaii this week to encourage the 26,000 Honda car owners in the state who haven’t replaced dangerous airbags …

Hawaii

DA says there's 'significant question' whether suspect killed by officer was armed

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn on Wednesday said there is "significant question" whether a suspect fatally shot by Buffalo police was armed.<p>…

Policing

Radiohead are Born Again with ‘Airbag’: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song

Subscribe to Diffuser.fm on<p>A decade before Radiohead released <i>OK Computer</i>, frontman Thom Yorke was involved in a car accident. His girlfriend at the …

Radiohead

Safety paradox: More technology means more totaled cars

Cars today are bristling with new safety systems - technology meant to help you avoid a crash or survive it. But expanded use of those systems has created a consequence that might surprise you: If you're in a crash in such a car, your insurance company is more likely to total it.<p>So says <i>Automotive</i> …

Distracted Driving

Reader reviews Helite airbag vest

Rider Karen Curly of Canberra recently sent us photos of her wearing a Helite airbag vest at Mount Panorama Circuit on a ride with my fellow FRoCers …

Clothing

Malaysian family sue Honda, Takata in US over air bag defect

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian man has sued Honda and the Takata Corp. for wrongful death after his wife was killed in a car accident that left shrapnel from a defective air bag part lodged in her skull.<p>Nida Fatin Mat Asis, a 29-year-old doctor, was driving the Honda City that crashed in …

Malaysia

Why Is Subaru Telling Me To Keep People Out Of The Passenger Seat For The Next Year?

For the better part of two years, carmakers have been notifying owners of vehicle included in the massive shrapnel-shooting Takata airbags recall. …

Consumer Protection

Darwin woman almost killed by faulty Takata airbag subjected to worldwide recall

An Australian woman is fighting for life after becoming the first local victim of a global airbag recall crisis that has left drivers with gruesome …

Correction: Exploding Air Bags-New Problem story

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story April 19 about a woman injured by an exploding air bag inflator, The Associated Press reported erroneously that there is no federal law prohibiting salvage yards from selling recalled parts taken out of wrecked cars. A law prohibiting this was passed in 2000, although it …

Fish

Car airbag seriously injures NT driver in first reported Australian case

A young Darwin driver is suffering from serious injuries after an airbag subject to a worldwide recall malfunctioned, in the first reported case of …

Competition Law

Disney Invents Crazy Drone Technology!

Disney Invents Crazy Drone Technology!<p>Disney plans to use drones extensively in Disneyland. Disney has developed crazy drone technology that includes …

Drones

Ford patents roof rack-mounted airbags for rollover protection

Airbags traditionally work from the inside of the car, but this one is a bit different.<p>Modern cars are built to withstand all types of crashes, including rollovers, but it doesn't mean they're perfect.<p>Ford thinks it has a better solution for rollover protection. It was recently granted a patent for …

Patents

Dangerous Takata air bag inflators are being installed in used cars

A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government's efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the …

San Diego

Beware of secondhand airbags

Honda (NYSE:HMC) has confirmed that a driver of a 2002 Accord was seriously injured on March 3 after a Takata (OTCPK:TKTDY) airbag inflator ruptured …

Business

Dangerous Recalled Airbag Shows Up In Honda Accord That Wasn’t On Recall List

Vehicles that end up in the scrapyard are sometimes dismantled and pieces sold to companies — often repair shops — to be used in other vehicles as …

Consumer Protection

Dangerous Takata air bags turning up in U.S. used cars with salvage titles

A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government’s efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the …

Las Vegas

Strange iPhone discovered in guy's Subaru sparks internet mystery

Things can get pretty crazy on the internet, and even the smallest thing can catch people's attention and blow up in an instant. A lot of it is totally bogus or blatant attention seeking, but that's what makes the internet great. Well, that and cat videos. Recently, a story popped up on the …

iPhone

Honda says U.S. driver seriously injured in Takata inflator rupture

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd said on Wednesday a driver of a 2002 Accord was seriously injured after a faulty Takata air bag inflator …

Stock Markets

The Best Airbags on the Market

<b>Arc’teryx Voltair 30L</b><br>$1,680 | 7.6 lbs<br>Air source: Centrifugal blower powered by a 22.2V Lithium-ion battery<br>Air canisters are so 2014. The Voltair …

Internet sleuths solve mystery of iPhone in airbag compartment

A California man solved the mystery of an iPhone found in his vehicle's airbag compartment with the help of some Facebook friends and Internet …