Safety http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53339/more en Toyota Australia Links Bogus Parts to Online Dealer http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota says the recall involves counterfeit brake pads sold by online supplier Westend Spares between June 2013 and October 2015. The fakes were found to contain asbestos, a cancer-causing substance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Australia Fixed Ops Safety Technology Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Toyota Brakes Fixed Operations Safety Vehicles in Operation Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:15:00 +0000 1408711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nothing like the real thing, Toyota reminds customers</strong>.</p> U.K. Motorists Fret Most About Distracted Driving http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/uk-motorists-fret-most-about-distracted-driving <div class="node-body article-body">Those surveyed say use of text messaging and social media while driving are the two biggest threats to their personal safety, with 93% and 92%, respectively, claiming these to be a “very or somewhat serious” threat.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/uk-motorists-fret-most-about-distracted-driving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/uk-motorists-fret-most-about-distracted-driving#comments Public Gated Europe Vehicles & Technology HMI Safety Technology Technology United Kingdom Miscellaneous Internet Safety Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:15:00 +0000 1397321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fearsome sight on U.K. roads.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> UPDATE 8-Dumped by Honda, air bag maker faces fresh questions over future http://wardsauto.com/update-8-dumped-honda-air-bag-maker-faces-fresh-questions-over-future <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Honda says won't use Takata front air bag inflators</p> <p>* U.S. imposes fine of $70 mln, could be more</p> <p>* Takata shares close down 13.4 pct, briefly down 20 pct</p> <p>* Takata CEO says to phase out ammonium nitrate (Recasts, adding more Honda comment, Toyota, Nissan, analyst. Changes slug, pvs USA-TAKATA/)</p> <p>By Naomi Tajitsu and David Morgan</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-8-dumped-honda-air-bag-maker-faces-fresh-questions-over-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Industry Japan Safety Technology Airbags OE-Supplier Relations Safety Wed, 04 Nov 2015 11:22:43 +0000 1390701 at http://wardsauto.com Volkswagen to Recall Vehicles Over Camshaft Defect http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-recall-vehicles-over-camshaft-defect <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A notice to dealers from VW says it will recall certain vehicles with 1.8L and 2.0L gasoline engines in December because their camshaft lobes may break off, reducing engine and brake power.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-recall-vehicles-over-camshaft-defect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Canada Engines U.S. Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous Engines National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Wed, 04 Nov 2015 03:52:00 +0000 1391291 at http://wardsauto.com Reports Say U.S. Settles With Takata Over Airbags http://wardsauto.com/reports-say-us-settles-takata-over-airbags <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A Japanese newspaper reports the auto supplier will pay $70 million to U.S. regulators and car owners in a settlement stemming from defective airbags blamed for several deaths</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/reports-say-us-settles-takata-over-airbags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous Airbags Finance National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:52:00 +0000 1390431 at http://wardsauto.com Nissan Rechecking Takata Airbags http://wardsauto.com/nissan-rechecking-takata-airbags <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">An injury last week to a passenger who was struck by small pieces of metal when her Takata airbag deployed prompted Nissan to recheck vehicles equipped with the devices initially declared defect-free.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nissan-rechecking-takata-airbags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Japan Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous Airbags Safety Mon, 02 Nov 2015 12:06:00 +0000 1388251 at http://wardsauto.com Fiat Chrysler recalls about 900,000 SUVs to fix airbags, brakes http://wardsauto.com/fiat-chrysler-recalls-about-900000-suvs-fix-airbags-brakes <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds more details on the recalls)</p> <p>Oct 30 (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said it was recalling nearly 900,000 vehicles around the world to fix issues related to airbag deployment and anti-lock braking systems.</p> <p>The company said it was recalling 284,089 model-year 2003 Jeep Liberty and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees SUVs in the United States to replace some components linked to the deployment of airbags.</p> <p>The company said it was aware of seven injuries related to the problem but no accidents. (<a href="http://bit.ly/1Mx9w8P" title="http://bit.ly/1Mx9w8P">http://bit.ly/1Mx9w8P</a>)</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fiat-chrysler-recalls-about-900000-suvs-fix-airbags-brakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous Airbags Safety Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:43:36 +0000 1386801 at http://wardsauto.com Self-Regulation Foundation of Indian Auto Safety http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/self-regulation-foundation-indian-auto-safety <div class="node-body article-body">Market response is the major force for ensuring vehicle fitness in India, as the country has no specific law or procedures for recalls or liability for compensation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/self-regulation-foundation-indian-auto-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/self-regulation-foundation-indian-auto-safety#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Engines India Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous Ford General Motors Honda Volkswagen Emissions Laws/Law Enforcement Regulatory Agencies Safety Vehicles & Technology Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:20:00 +0000 1384851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Older Honda CR-Vs included in India&rsquo;s biggest-ever recall.</strong></p> UPDATE 1-GM recalls 1.3 mln older cars for fire hazard http://wardsauto.com/update-1-gm-recalls-13-mln-older-cars-fire-hazard <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds details)</p> <p>Oct 27 (Reuters) - General Motors Co said it is recalling about 1.3 million older model cars in the United States to fix oil leakages that pose a fire hazard.</p> <p>The company said drops of oil may be deposited on the hot exhaust manifold through hard braking, possibly leading to engine compartment fires.</p> <p>The recall affects sedans and coupes from 1997 to 2004 model years, GM said, adding that it was aware of post-repair fires in some vehicles but no crashes or fatalities.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-gm-recalls-13-mln-older-cars-fire-hazard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics North America Industry U.S. Safety Technology Miscellaneous Safety Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:20:08 +0000 1382451 at http://wardsauto.com Hands-On Approach to Autonomous Vehicles Urged http://wardsauto.com/industry/hands-approach-autonomous-vehicles-urged <div class="node-body article-body">The report says without significant deployment and penetration of electric vehicles, car sharing and supportive regulations, the advent of driverless vehicles will not, by itself, be enough to solve urban air-pollution and congestion problems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/hands-approach-autonomous-vehicles-urged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/hands-approach-autonomous-vehicles-urged#comments Public Gated World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Autonomous Vehicles U.S. Safety Technology Technology World Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies Autonomous Vehicles Electric Vehicles Future Products Safety Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:51:00 +0000 1368891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Advanced safety systems assist s</strong><strong>elf-driving Volvo XC90.</strong></p>