The Volvo brand is known for safety, but some faulty bolts, pins, sensors, and defective software have led to a series of recalls over the last year. Most recently, in February 2017, Volvo announced the recall of 5,529 of their vehicles over concerns that the side airbag, or the Inflatable Curtain (IC), may not deploy correctly in a crash. This is Volvo’s first airbag related recall since the massive Takata scandal. The automobiles in question were manufactured in 2016 and sold under the model year 2017 in the United States. At the time of the announcement no injuries were reported in connection to the recall.
Vehicle Product Safety Recall: Volkswagen recalls 80,000 Audi models 2015-2017. Is yours included?
Florida is the “epicenter” of the Takata airbag debacle which has resulted in the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. Unfortunately, all signs indicate that the severe injuries and deaths will continue into the foreseeable future. The roadways remain flooded with millions of vehicles which may still be equipped with the potentially lethal airbags. Moreover, […]
Toyota has been in the news for various reasons this year. The Japanese automaker issued multiple recalls and has been involved in a few major lawsuits. Among the recalls, Toyota recalled about 615,000 Sierra minivans due to issues with the gear shift lock solenoids last month. Now, Toyota is in the news again for another recall. Toyota announced a recall of approximately 10,000 vehicles due to issues with the windshield wipers, according to Edmunds.
This year has been relatively quiet for Japan-based automaker Mazda Motor Corp. Although the automaker isn’t one of the larger worldwide vehicle manufacturers, the company still has a well-known presence around the world. In one of its major media appearances this year, Mazda was included in a mass recall of more than three million vehicles in April. Mazda recalled approximately 20,000 vehicles due to potentially defective airbags.