By Lacey Crawford – February 27, 2017 – Ford, Nissan, Honda, BMW, and Toyota are accused of using Takata airbags despite knowing about their defects. Read more… To find out if a vehicle is on the recall list, enter the VIN number here on NHTSA Safercar.gov’s database.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a series of reports involving Takata’s defective air bag inflators, around 100 million of which have been declared defective worldwide, with nearly 70 million inflators in the U.S. alone. In the report, Takata also holds its U.S. arm, not the parent company, responsible for designing, testing and producing…
Ford announced that it was tallying 1.5 million cars, SUVs and vans to the recall, bringing the North America total of recalled vehicles this year to 2.4 million. Read more here…
General Motors stated it will recall almost 4.3 million vehicles worldwide due to a software defect that prevents air bags from deploying during a crash, a fault already linked to one death and three injuries. Read more here… URL: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/09/gm-recalling-4-million-vehicles-worldwide-for-software-defect-linked-to-1-death.html
Wells Fargo is being sued by customers in what may be the first of many lawsuits to come after leaks that employees created unauthorized accounts to increase the bank’s fees. Read more here… URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-16/wells-fargo-faces-customer-suit-over-unauthorized-accounts
In a complaint filed in May 2015, California prosecutors contended that Wells Fargo urged customers into overpriced financial products that they did not need or even request. Read more here… URL: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-wells-fargo-settlement-20160907-snap-story.html
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is putting a stop to the use of a number of common ingredients in antibacterial soaps and washes because there is no evidence those products are safe for long-term use or more effective than plain soap. Read more here in the New York Times online… Permalink: http://nyti.ms/2bIOQ1f