Safety http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53339/more en Honda Hires Engineering Firm to Study Takata Airbag Defect http://wardsauto.com/honda-hires-engineering-firm-study-takata-airbag-defect <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Honda's hiring of the Exponent engineering consultancy is separate from an investigation commissioned by it and nine other automakers to probe the cause of potentially lethal ruptures in Takata airbags. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/honda-hires-engineering-firm-study-takata-airbag-defect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags OE-Supplier Relations Safety Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:37:00 +0000 1246541 at http://wardsauto.com Car-Seat Maker Graco Hit With $10 Million Fine http://wardsauto.com/car-seat-maker-graco-hit-10-million-fine <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Following the nation's largest recall of child seats the company, accused of failing to give timely notice of defective buckles, will pay $3 million now and spend $7 million on efforts to improve child safety</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/car-seat-maker-graco-hit-10-million-fine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated News & Analysis Politics North America U.S. National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Trade Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:51:00 +0000 1246001 at http://wardsauto.com Chinese Media Exposé Prompts JLR Recall of Land Rover SUVs http://wardsauto.com/chinese-media-expos-prompts-jlr-recall-land-rover-suvs <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The recall of 36,451 Evoque SUVs from the 2014 and 2015 model years follows a request by a Chinese government watchdog agency and local media reports the luxury automaker used defective gearboxes. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chinese-media-expos-prompts-jlr-recall-land-rover-suvs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Globalization Safety Vehicles & Technology Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1245921 at http://wardsauto.com Honda Adds 100,000 Vehicles to Takata Airbag Recall http://wardsauto.com/honda-adds-100000-vehicles-takata-airbag-recall <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker is adding 88,549 Pilot SUVs, 10,868 Civic cars and 5,454 Accord sedans built between 2001 and 2008 to replace potentially defective airbags made by supplier Takata. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/honda-adds-100000-vehicles-takata-airbag-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Airbags Safety Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:09:00 +0000 1245231 at http://wardsauto.com Takata More Cooperative in Airbag Probe, NHTSA Chief Says http://wardsauto.com/takata-more-cooperative-airbag-probe-nhtsa-chief-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese supplier is "starting to become forthcoming" since U.S. regulators began fining it $14,000 a day for failing to fully cooperate with the airbag investigation, NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind says. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-more-cooperative-airbag-probe-nhtsa-chief-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Airbags National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:55:00 +0000 1242301 at http://wardsauto.com Kia Recalls Cars in U.S. With Possible Accelerator Defect http://wardsauto.com/kia-recalls-cars-us-possible-accelerator-defect <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The recall covers almost 209,000 gasoline and electric versions of the Soul subcompact from the '14-'15 model years because the accelerator pedal may bend or break.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/kia-recalls-cars-us-possible-accelerator-defect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Vehicles & Technology Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:13:00 +0000 1242191 at http://wardsauto.com Honda Working on Better Recall Strategy http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/honda-working-better-recall-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">Broad-based media campaigns may be used to reach owners of older vehicles, but that isn’t always a perfect approach either, as some owners may not speak English.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/honda-working-better-recall-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/honda-working-better-recall-strategy#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Suppliers North America U.S. Honda Suppliers Management & Strategy Politics Laws/Law Enforcement Safety Acura airbag Edward Markey Emissions Honda inflator inspection Jeff Conrad recall Richard Blumenthal Safety Takata used VIN Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1240211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Most Takata airbag victims drove older Hondas.</strong></p> Nissan Expands Recall of Altimas With Potential Hood-Latch Defect http://wardsauto.com/nissan-expands-recall-altimas-potential-hood-latch-defect <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The recall, expanded from an October action involving 238,000 Altimas, covers 640,000 sedans sold in the U.S. and Canada with secondary hood latches that may fail and cause the hood to raise while the vehicle is in motion.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nissan-expands-recall-altimas-potential-hood-latch-defect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Canada U.S. Design Safety Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:01:00 +0000 1238361 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Recalls Elantras Over Steering Issue http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-recalls-elantras-over-steering-issue <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Korean automaker says in documents filed with NHTSA it is recalling 204,768 older-model Elantras with a potential power-steering defect that might cause the cars to revert to manual steering.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-recalls-elantras-over-steering-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chassis National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:48:00 +0000 1234401 at http://wardsauto.com FCA Issues Global Recall of 467,500 SUVs http://wardsauto.com/fca-issues-global-recall-467500-suvs <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The recall covers Dodge Durangos from the '11-'12 modeal years and '11 Jeep Grand Cherokee models with potentially defective fuel pumps.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fca-issues-global-recall-467500-suvs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing World Safety Vehicles & Technology Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:49:00 +0000 1233921 at http://wardsauto.com