Welding Whoops: Ford issues recall for certain 2021 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators

Toronto, Ontario — Ford has recalled certain 2021 Ford Explorers and 2021 Lincoln Aviators due to a problem with side airbag weld studs, the automaker said in late August. In the affected vehicles, the side airbag attachment weld studs could detach during the deployment of the side airbag, resulting in improper deployment. As such, these […]

Airbag Uh-Ohs: Toyota to recall 80k Venza SUVs in Canada

Ottawa, Ontario — Toyota is recalling roughly 80,000 Venza SUVs in Canada and 280,000 in the U.S. across the 2009 to 2015 model years. Due to concerns of potentially damaged wires on the driver’s-side door, it’s possible that side and curtain airbags may not deploy in a collision — though there may be a related […]

Assets in Airbags: Lacero Solutions turns airbags to recyclable materials

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— When the Takata airbag crisis first gripped the globe in 2018, Keshav Kochhar and his team saw an opportunity and took to the drawing board to create an innovative solution for safely destroying and recycling end-of-life and defective/recalled airbags. Since then, their company Lacero Solutions has received and deployed 275,000 airbags and […]

Deflated Pride: Airbag problem has Toyota recall half-a-million vehicles

The Canadian vehicles being recalled include the 2016 Lexus RX, Prius and both the 2015 and 2016 Lexus NX models.

Toronto, Ontario — February 2, 2018 — Japanese auto manufacturer Toyota has announced a recall of more than half-a-million vehicles, including about 4,500 Canadian cars, in order to fix a problem preventing airbags from triggering in some crashes.   The Canadian vehicles being recalled include the 2016 Lexus RX, Prius and both the 2015 and […]

Former Takata execs charged, Ford and Honda expand recall

Three former Takata executives have been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and five counts of wire fraud for transfers of funds. The charges stem from their alleged involvement with covering up faulty Takata airbag inflators.

By Mike Davey Detroit, Michigan — January 15, 2017 — Three former employees of Takata have been formally indicted by a US federal grand jury in Detroit. The charges stem from the well-known issues surrounding Takata airbags in recent years. The executives are alleged to have concealed defects in the company’s airbag inflators. A statement […]

FCA issues statement on necessity of pre- and post-repair scans

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Troy, Michigan — June 13, 2016 — The US-based branch of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a statement confirming that scans before and after any repairs are essential. Even something as simple as disconnecting the battery means the vehicle needs to be scanned, according to the statement from FCA. FCA also cautions against the […]

Total Takata airbag recall now possible

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — February 17, 2016 — The Takata airbag saga seems to be inflating to a new level of complexity and concern. Last month Federal safety regulators in the US confirmed that a South Carolina man died in December as a result of an explosion in a Takata airbag that wasn’t […]

Newer Takata airbag being investigated

Takata's airbags were the subject of a massive multi-manufacturer recall earlier this year. Recent investigations have put the company's more recently produced airbags under scrutiny as well.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — August 19, 2015 — Already suffering the effects of the world’s largest recall, Japanese airbag maker Takata is now facing new concerns about a 2011 airbag deployed in a US-based accident of a Volkswagen. Mainstream media outlets are reporting that federal investigators are now investigating airbags installed on a […]

GM recalls 13,950 Chevy Cobalts in Canada

Most of the vehicles covered under GM's latest recall are 2010 Chevrolet Cobalts.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — August 17, 2015 — General Motors has announced a recall of 73,424 Chevrolet Cobalts in Canada and the US. The recall is due to a wiring issue that may interfere with deployment of the roof-mounted driver side airbag after a collision. The majority of the recalled Cobalts are model […]