Honda Canada to enlist collision repair facilities in Takata recall

Honda Canada has indicated the company will enlist independent repair facilities to help identify and fix Takata airbags that may be prone to malfunction.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — December 18, 2015 — Last week American Honda Motor Company announced a new program that recruits independent mechanical repair and collision repair facilities to identify vehicles with faulty Takata airbags and help notify clients. The auto industry is dealing with the single largest recall in history. This is not […]

Takata Recall: Canadian repairers ready to step up for installation

Recent comments from a US regulatory agency indicate that independent repairers may be called upon to install replacement airbags as part of the Takata recall.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — November 4, 2015 — The biggest recall in the history of the automobile industry continues to hang over the sector. Getting this recall done will take time and effort. Recently the US-based National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) took an unprecedented step when executives suggested the organization may call […]

Takata recall could expand to more companies

The Takata airbag recall may spiral out to include more automakers.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — September 29, 2015 — More automakers may have to issue recalls related to air bag inflators made by Takata Corp., according to letters sent last week by the US-based National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The defective inflators can explode with too much force, possibly spraying bits of metal […]

Friday Fun: Sensor overload, human unpredictability and autonomous vehicles

The new Tesla X Signature Series features sensor equipped rear gull wing doors.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — September 3, 2015 — Some interesting facts and figures from the week that was: – The number of sensors in cars may be getting ridiculous. The new Tesla SUV has gull-wing doors equipped with sensors so that when they open they don’t hit anything. However, it seems certain that […]

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 […]