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Recall Alert: Ferrari 2015

RECALL Subject : Improperly Assembled Drivers Air Bag

Report Receipt Date: JUL 07, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V433000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 814


Manufacturer: Ferrari North America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Ferrari North America, Inc. (FNA) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ferrari 458 Italia, 458 Spider, 458 Speciale, 458 Speciale A, California T, FF, F12 Berlinetta, and LaFerrari vehicles manufactured December 19, 2014, to April 29, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with a driver side air bag module that was improperly assembled. This can cause the air bag to deploy in a rotated orientation.
CONSEQUENCE:
In the event of a crash, the deployment of the driver's air bag in a rotated orientation increases the risk of injury.
REMEDY:
FNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front Driver's Side Air Bag Module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 30, 2015. Owners may contact Ferrari customer service at 1-866-551-2828. Ferrari's number for this recall is 57.

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Takata Airbag Recall Expanded to Include Another 35-40M Vehicles

May 04, 2016



The already massive Takata airbag recall has been expanded to include another 35 million to 40 million vehicles.

Update: The U.S. Department of Transportation has confirmed the recall expansion, saying that an additional estimated 35 million to 40 million inflators will be recalled, adding to the already 28.8 million inflators recalled. The expansions will take place in phases between May 2016 and December 2019. A total of five recall phases will be part of the expansion and will be based on prioritization of risk, determined by the age of the inflators and exposure to high humidity and fluctuating high temperatures that accelerate the degradation of the chemical propellant.

It is being reported that the Takata airbag recall expansion could be announced as early as this week and currently, it isn’t clear which vehicles will be affected by the expansion. The safety defect has already been linked to 11 deaths globally along with dozens of injuries, as the faulty Takata airbag inflators can rupture with too much force and spray shrapnel inside the cabin when deployed. The inflators expected to be part of the expanded recall use ammonium nitrate as a propellant and lacks a drying agent that keeps moisture from building. The inflators that contain desiccant to prevent moisture aren’t expected to be recalled.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) concluded that additional airbag inflators should be recalled after studying three different probes: one conducted by Takata, one by 10 automakers and a separate one by Honda. Last November, Takata agreed that U.S. regulators have broad authority to order the Japanese company to expand the recall if necessary.

To date, 14 automakers have taken part in the massive Takata airbag recall with Honda leading the way with 24 million vehicles recalled in the U.S. alone. Last month, U.S. regulators noted that there were potentially 85 million unrecalled Takata airbag inflators in U.S. vehicles that would need to be recalled by 2019 unless Takata can prove they are safe.


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Expanded Takata Airbag Recall Would ‘Needlessly Impose New Hardships’

Mar 03, 2016




The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) believes a larger Takata airbag recall would result in an even bigger mess.

Recently it was reported that NHTSA was examining whether an additional 70- to 90-million Takata inflators should be recalled because they might be dangerous. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, who is also the top Democrat on the Commerce Committee that is investigating the recalls, followed up by urging NHTSA to recall all the suspect inflators, adding that the agency should move faster to address the “recall fiasco.”

NHTSA administrator, Mark Rosekind, responded by saying that such a massive airbag recall would “needlessly impose new hardships,” considering Takata is already having a tough time supplying all the replacement parts for the 29-million inflators that have been called back. He went on to say that a larger recall would “increase uncertainty for consumers” while significantly complicating the process of supplying replacement parts to high-risk vehicles.

Nelson released the letter to the public saying, “We need to end this confusion and I think the process has to begin with having NHTSA take a hard look at whether” it should recall up to 90-million Takata airbags with ammonium nitrate-based inflators.

Takata has already agreed to a consent order in November that said it would have to recall and replace all ammonium nitrate inflators by 2019 unless it could prove they are safe.


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Recall Alert: FCA 4.3 million older-model vehicles

Statement: Front-passenger Air Bag Inflators
May 27, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 4.3 million older-model vehicles in the U.S. to replace their front-passenger air bag inflators.

This action follows a defect filing by supplier Takata Corp., which advised the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the inflators use ammonium nitrate as a propellant, without benefit of a chemical drying agent. Prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity and high temperatures may cause this propellant to degrade. Activation of degraded non-desiccated ammonium nitrate may cause an inflator rupture, possibly propelling fragments through the vehicle cabin.


The Company is unaware of any injuries or accidents involving FCA US vehicles subject to this campaign; nor have there been any ruptures in nearly 6,300 exploratory tests of passenger-side inflators taken from FCA US vehicles registered in regions subject to high absolute humidity.

These test vehicles also were representative of the oldest vehicles in this recall population (mostly model years 2004 and 2005), thus experiencing the longest exposure to potentially problematic environmental conditions.

This campaign includes an estimated 1 million vehicles that would have been recalled at a later date under NHTSA’s coordinated remedy order. FCA US is accelerating its timetable to better serve its customers. Affected are certain vehicles within the following populations:

2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen SUVs
2005-2012 Chrysler 300 sedans
2008-2012 Dodge Challenger coupes
2006-2012 Dodge Charger sedans
2005-2011 Dodge Dakota pickups
2004-2009 Dodge Durango SUVs
2005-2008 Dodge Magnum station wagons
2004-2008 Dodge Ram 1500 pickups
2005-2009 Dodge Ram 2500 pickups
2006-2009 Dodge Ram 3500 pickups
2007-2010 Dodge Ram/Ram 3500 cab chassis
2008-2010 Dodge Ram/Ram 4500/5500 cab chassis
2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler SUVs
2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider pickups
2008-2009 Sterling/Bullet 4500/5500 cab chassis


An estimated 933,000 additional vehicles are affected in Canada, Mexico and outside the NAFTA region. They include certain pickups, SUVs and sedans exclusive to particular markets.

All affected customers will be advised when they may schedule service. In keeping with NHTSA’s coordinated remedy order, vehicles currently or previously registered in areas identified with high absolute humidity will be targeted first. These areas comprise:

Alabama
California
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Louisiana
Mississippi
South Carolina
Texas
Puerto Rico
American Somoa
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan)
U.S. Virgin Islands


Citing exhaustive research, NHTSA has said the subject inflators “do not pose an unreasonable risk to safety under the Safety Act until they reach a certain level of propellant degradation.” Such degradation is “a function of time, temperature cycling and environmental moisture.”

Customers with questions may call the FCA US Customer Care Center at 1-800-853-1403.

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Takata Airbag Recall Results in $1B US Settlement

Takata Airbag Recall Results in $1B US Settlement

Jan 13, 2017



Takata is paying a heavy price for its faulty airbag inflators.

The issue has resulted in millions of cars being recalled worldwide and is currently linked to 16 deaths. The company is expected to plead guilty to criminal wrongdoing as part of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department. That hefty sum includes a $25 million criminal fine, $125 million in victim compensation and $850 million to compensate automakers who have suffered losses from the massive recalls.

In the problematic airbags, the inflator can detonate with too much force, shooting metal shrapnel at the occupants of the car.

The settlement will also result in an independent monitor of Takata, which could help the company win financial backing from an investor to help Takata restructure and pay for massive liabilities as a result of the airbag recall.

It is expected that Takata will plead guilty to wire fraud, or providing false test data to U.S. regulators. This isn’t the first settlement with U.S. auto safety regulators for Takata. In 2015, the company reached a separate $70 million settlement and admitted it was aware of a defect in its airbag inflators and did not issue a timely recall.

The Justice Department is considering Ken Feinberg to oversee the Takata settlement funds. Feinberg was in change of handling GM’s compensation fund from the American automaker’s ignition switch recall.


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Half of Takata airbags not fixed

NHTSA: Half of Takata airbags not fixed after largest such recall in history

Dec. 9 2017 (UPI) --

Fewer than half of the millions of airbags recalled by Japanese company Takata have been replaced in the largest auto-safety recall in U.S. history.

A report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last month said only 19.6 million of the 41.8 million airbags -- about 47 percent -- were repaired by the end of October. About 34 million U.S. vehicles were affected.

The recalls affected cars from 19 companies outfitted with airbags made by the bankrupt Takata.


The NHTSA reported the faulty airbags are linked to 13 deaths and more than 180 injuries.

In its report, the NHTSA describes the recall as the "largest and most complex vehicle recalls in U.S. history. ... The words 'grenade' and 'ticking time bomb' accurately convey the lethal potential of the defective inflators."

The NHTSA said the airbags, instead of properly inflating to cushion the victim and avoid injury, detonated in an explosion that "tore apart its steel inflator housing and sprayed high-velocity metal shards at the victim."

People suffered fatal injuries to the head, spine and lacerations caused extreme blood loss.

The agency noted that manufacturers have enhanced their efforts to fix the affect bags as repair rates have "doubled or even tripled" over the years.

By the end of October, some cary companies had completed more than half of the recall. They included Tesla (78.6 percent), Honda/Acura (64.8 percent) and Subaru (50.2 percent). The worst completion rates included Mercedes-Benz (2.2 percent), Mitsubishi (23 percent) and Mazda (27.1 percent).

Honda, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota had the most recalls.

Honda had 17.7 million inflators installed in 11.4 million Hondas and Acuras. The company has repaired 11.4 million inflators.

In an effort to contact consumers, Honda has gone door-to-door finding owners who have not responded to mailings and has begun using Facebook to send warnings to car owners.

In all, the company said it has made 150 million attempts to contact customers.

"On the parts side, we've been in pretty good shape for a while," Honda spokesman Chris Martin told the Detroit News. He was referring to early shortages of parts, which discouraged some owners from taking their cars to dealers.

Honda also said it has removed about 80,000 dangerous air bags from salvage yards.

At Chrysler, about 8.7 million inflators were impacted by the recall, and Chris Freeman, Takata campaign manager for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said his company has completed 49 percent of its highest-priority repairs.

"We're not in any way parts-challenged," Freeman told the Detroit News. "We're not turning customers away because of any parts issue."

Toyota has completed about 68 percent of its repairs for the top-three highest-priority groups as identified by federal regulators, Victor Vanov, a spokesman for Toyota, told the Detroit News. About 5 million Toyotas were impacted by the recall.

"For us, we have the parts, it's just a matter of getting folks to come and get it replaced," he said. "We have a steady flow of parts coming in, it's just a matter of getting customers to come in and get the repairs done, which takes less than an hour."

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Takata Airbag Recall Adds Another 3.3M Vehicles

Jan 08, 2018




The world’s largest automotive recall in history just got even bigger.

The already-massive Takata airbag recall is now adding another 3.3 million vehicles to start off 2018. The latest recall affects certain 2009, 2010, and 2013 model year vehicles from numerous automakers: Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Tesla, and Toyota. According to the Detroit Free Press, automakers will provide specific models in paperwork that will be filed later this month with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

At least 20 people have been killed worldwide as a result of the faulty Takata airbag inflators, and more than 180 have been injured. A total of 19 different automakers have recalled up to 69 million inflators in 42 million vehicles as part of the Takata airbag recall.


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