takata

Search results for takata

 The News Wheel

Honda Air Bag Recalls Not Hurting Sales

Honda Air Bag Recalls Not Hurting Sales

The recent Honda air bag recalls certainly seem like bad press for the Japanese automaker, but so far, they haven’t had a particularly negative impact on sales. The recall of about 5 million early 2000s Honda vehicles that were built with faulty Takata airbags does not seem to have upset car customers, who helped Honda’s […]

 The News Wheel

Conan Pokes Fun at Hyundai MPG Estimates with Spoof Ad

Conan Pokes Fun at Hyundai MPG Estimates with Spoof Ad

It’s disheartening seeing the majority of Hyundai news passing through the circuit this month being about the legal scuffle with the EPA concerning Hyundai MPG estimates. Considering the Korean automaker’s a generally-solid brand with respectable products, both the consumers and the automaker feel the sting of the EPA lawsuit. Despite Ford, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz all enduring […]

 Kyle Johnson

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Canyonero Hybrid

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Canyonero Hybrid

The LA Auto Show isn’t for another 11 days, and though we know that there will be a multitude of reveals there, it’s going to be awful hard for anybody to top the revelation of the Canyonero Hybrid on last night’s episode of The Simpsons.  Jalopnik’s resident eagle eye Jason Torchinsky spotted a billboard proudly […]

 The News Wheel

NHTSA Chief, David Friedman, May Be on the Outs

NHTSA Chief, David Friedman, May Be on the Outs

This year has not been an easy one for vehicle recalls. Nearly every major automaker has suffered hundreds of thousands of recalls, and we the people are getting pretty frustrated with the carmakers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. So is the Obama administration, rumor has it, as Automotive News is reporting that the […]

 The News Wheel

Rocket Bunny Lexus RC F Sport Preps for SEMA Debut

Rocket Bunny Lexus RC F Sport Preps for SEMA Debut

In and of its own merits, the 2015 Lexus RC F is damned fine sport coupe that puts its competitors on notice in a big way. As a part of Lexus’ push to give the RC F more eminent appeal to younger and more affluent buyers, the automaker also made sure that it was a […]

 The News Wheel

Fifth Honda Fit Recall Prompts Pay Cut For Top Executives

Fifth Honda Fit Recall Prompts Pay Cut For Top Executives

If GM Had This Policy, Mary Barra Would Be Living On the Streets of Detroit By Now

In an admirable act of automotive seppuku, the president of Honda and 12 other top executives will all take a significant pay cut as penance for the recently announced fifth Honda Fit recall. Though it doesn’t affect US versions of the new hybrid, the latest recall covers 425,825 Fits and other models in Japan. No […]

 Timothy Moore

4.7 Million Cars Affected by Latest Airbag Defect Recall

4.7 Million Cars Affected by Latest Airbag Defect Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced yesterday an airbag defect recall of epic proportions, but in this, the year of the recall, is anyone really surprised? In total, 4.7 million vehicles are affected, and NHTSA is reporting that at least four people have died as a result of this defect. Drivers whose cars […]

 The News Wheel

Nissan Japan Employees Join Habitat for Humanity in Tohoku

Nissan Japan Employees Join Habitat for Humanity in Tohoku

20 Nissan employees in Japan are hard at work in the Tohoku region of Japan, working with Habitat for Humanity to restore the region to a state comparable to that prior to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Among those volunteers is Noriko Sasaki, a 67-year-old widow who was personally touched by the tragedy of […]

 The News Wheel

Ford Adaptive Steering Paves Way to More Precise Parking

Ford Adaptive Steering Paves Way to More Precise Parking

Ford is planning on shaping the future for the way we steer by bringing Ford Adaptive Steering to market sometime within the next year. It is said that this new technology will make future Ford vehicle easier to maneuver and park in city driving situations and more enjoyable to drive on the highway and in […]