Lawmakers are seeking answers from the maker of defective air bags and federal regulators as they focus on the biggest auto-safety recall in U.S. history. Japan’s Takata Corp. agreed last month to declare 33.8 million air bags defective.
Details on the massive air bag recall are starting to come out, including which cars are included. Takata, a Japanese company, agreed to recall nearly 34-million cars and trucks. Their air bags can explode with too much force, shooting shrapnel into passengers.
The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure — and even kill — a driver.
A defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. Is your car on the list?
The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.
Plug-In 2014, the premiere electric vehicle conference in the nation, began on Monday at the San Jose Convention Center with those in attendance discussing and debating the future of plug-in cars.
BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem that is hitting much of the auto industry.
The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is the only non-luxury car to earn the highest rating in tests of high-tech crash prevention systems.
Authorities found numerous cars in a St. Paul lake Tuesday morning after a caller reported that car, later identified as a stolen BMW sedan, had been driven into the lake by two people, who fled the scene.