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.
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.
Mazda Motor Corp. is recalling more than 190,000 CX-7 SUVs because of a potentially hazardous steering control defect.
Mitsubishi Motors’ American division will conduct a new recall, the second announced this month, for its CVT transmission. According to the filing made to the NHTSA, Mitsubishi’s Constant Velocity Transmission could momentarily lose signal, thus delaying acceleration.
By Sophie Williams –
Tuesday Takata decided to expand the recall of vehicles with its air bags to nearly 34 million cars and trucks, nearly double the number of vehicles previously recalled.
The company agreed to a national recall of certain types of driver and passenger side air bag inflators used in vehicles manufactured by BMW, Chrysler, Daimler AG trucks, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Saab, Subaru and Toyota. Six deaths and more than 100 injuries have been linked to the defective air bags.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed by a Takata airbag, please contact the Nations Law Firm for a free case evaluation by one of our experienced attorneys.
For information regarding the organization of the recall: http://www.safercar.gov/rs/takata/index.html