9 Auto Dealerships Charged by FTC for Deceptive, Unfair Sales and Financing Practices

Buying a car from an auto dealership is stressful, but some consumers who were ripped off fought back recently and took matters to the Federal Trade Commission. The Federal Trade Commission charged nine Los Angeles auto dealerships for duping consumers using sleazeball tactics when they purchased a car. The FTC cited the auto dealerships for a range of violations such … Read More

SEAT BELT RECALL: Toyota Recalls 2.9 million SUVs for Potential Safety Issue

TORRENCE, Japan (February 18, 2016) –– Roughly 2.9 million Toyota SUVs in North America, Japan, China, Europe and other regions are being recalled due to a potential for seat belts to fail in a collision, according to a press release by Toyota Motors Sales USA Inc. The recall was prompted by a crash in Canada where a passenger was killed … Read More

Honda, Daihatsu Recall 5 Million Takata Airbags Due to Defective Inflator Part

A worldwide recall on Takata airbags expanded Friday morning as both Honda Motor Co. and Daihatsu announced the recall of nearly 5 million vehicles. The two auto giants join Toyota and Nissan — who one day earlier this week announced roughly 6.5 million vehicles were subject to recall for the faulty airbags made by Japan-based Takata. The issue involves defective … Read More

Toyota, Nissan Recall 6.5 Million Cars for Defective Takata Airbags

Airbags were designed to cushion the impact of a crash, but recent recalls of tens of millions of vehicles equipped with Takata airbags have shown that sometimes there is quite the opposite result. Airbag explosions have been linked to at least five deaths and multiple injuries. These defective airbags may explode during a crash and send shrapnel spraying out into … Read More

2 Million Vehicles Recalled Again for Faulty Air Bags by Toyota, Honda & Chrysler

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Saturday that Toyota, Honda and Chrysler are recalling more than 2 million vehicles for the second time in an attempt to fix a problem involving air bags that spontaneously inflate while cars are running, according to a NHTSA press release. These are vehicles that had already been recalled for faulty air bags, … Read More

Urgent Recall of Faulty Takata Air Bags: Mazda, BMW, GM, Toyota, Honda and Nissan

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an urgent recall of 4.7 million vehicles in the United States due to defective airbags manufactured by Japan-based Takata Corp. that are attributed to the deaths of at least four people and numerous injuries including blindness. The airbags that are under recall have already injured and killed occupants of vehicles equipped with … Read More

Toyota, Takata Recall Additional 650,000 Cars with Defective Airbags

Drivers and front-seat passengers of an estimated 2.3 million Toyota vehicles are said to be at risk of being injured by defective airbags that could blast out during a crash and propel shrapnel at occupants. Japan-based airbag manufacturer Takata Corp., together with Toyota Motor Corp., issued a recall today asking these car owners to bring back their vehicles to fix … Read More