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Toyota’s recall over risky Takata airbags rises above 23 million cars Oct 26, 2016

The largest auto recall of all time just got even bigger.
Japanese automaker Toyota (TM) said Wednesday it’s recalling another 5.8 million vehicles around the globe because of Takata’s exploding airbags. That brings the total number of vehicles Toyota has called back since the start of the Takata (TKTDY) scandal to 23.1 million.
The main areas hit by the latest recall are Europe, Japan and China, Toyota said in an email. Hugely popular models like the Corolla, Yaris and Etios are affected.
The U.S. is not included in this round, the automaker said, because it has already recalled the models there that were produced during the relevant periods of time. In all, Toyota has so far recalled more than 4.5 million vehicles in the U.S.
Related: Defective Takata air bag blamed for 11th death
The Takata airbags, supplied to leading carmakers around the world, have been known to explode. Instead of softening the impact of a crash, they have sprayed metal shrapnel into the bodies of drivers and front seat passengers. Victims appear to have been shot or stabbed, according to police officers who have responded to the accidents.
Takata airbags have already been linked to at least 11 deaths in the U.S. and to hundreds of injuries globally.
The crisis has resulted in a massive global recall of tens of millions of vehicles made by companies like Honda (HMC), General Motors (GM) and Volkswagen (VLKAF).
Takata, meanwhile, is seeking financial support as it struggles with the mounting financial burden.
— Junko Ogura contributed to this report.
CNNMoney (New Delhi)
First published October 26, 2016: 6:57 AM ET
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From the recent Takata airbag recall in 2015 to the General Motors Ignition Switch problems in 2014 and Toyota petal entrapment, auto recalls can have very real consequences. These consequences can include millions of dollars in damage as well as hundred of deaths and serious injuries.

If you have a car that is involved in an auto recall, contact your local Salt Lake City area auto accident lawyer immediately to address the situation and receive necessary compensation. Learn more at: http://www.robertdebry.com/the-biggest-auto-part-recalls-in-history/
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The Aston Martin One-77 is a two-door coupé built by Aston Martin.
It first appeared at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, although the car remained mostly covered by a “Savile Row tailored skirt” throughout the show,[1] before being fully revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.


Due to the lack of details from Aston Martin, many automotive publications have speculated on the final pricing of the car. While estimates vary, all expect the price to easily run in the millions.
According to the website 925.nl, the One-77 will cost approximately £1,050,000.[4] However, the Australian newspaper The Courier-Mail expects it to be priced at around AU.6 million.[9], 0,000 of which is tax and import duty.
According to British magazine Top Gear, the car’s price will be £1,200,000,[10] while the American magazine Robb Report expects it to be priced at US,700,000. In India, the car is expected to be priced at Rs 20 crores or approximately .4 million.[11]
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This video shows how to flush the brake and clutch fluid in an Aston Martin. Honestly, the brake fluid is pretty much the same process as any modern car. There are a couple things to know, though, especially if you’re going to be flushing the fluid from the clutch line (which I highly recommend doing). For a full write-up, visit: http://www.redpants.lol/brake-and-clutch-fluid-flush/

DISCLAIMER: As always, follow all safety protocols. Don’t undertake this task if you aren’t comfortable with it and fully understand it. You are ultimately responsible for anything you do. Neither Redpants, LLC or myself is responsible or liable for anything that may occur.

Mazda recall in USA for ignition switch ♥ New Cars for Sale – Buy a Car

Search New and Used Cars for Sale in Australia ♥ Potential fire risk expected to warrant a recall in Australia for volume-selling models from the 1990s

Mazda in the USA has issued a recall notice for as many as 1.2 million cars, most of them volume-selling models also sold in Australia during the same period.

According to the company, vehicles sold between 1989 and 1998 may have an ignition switch that could pose a fire risk. An excessive amount of grease at the contact points within the switch may ‘carbonize’ over a prolonged period, increasing electrical conductivity in the ignition switch’s thermal base. This may lead to smoke and, in a worst-case scenario, fire.

To date, there have been no reported injuries in America, and Mazda will begin conducting repairs from December. It’s understood that all the cars affected have also been sold in Australia, including the 1992-93 MX-3 (sold here as the Eunos 30X).

Affected models are:
1990-1996 323/Protégé
1989-1998 MPV
1993-1998 626
1993-1995 929
1993-1997 MX-6
1992-1993 MX-3

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Car manufacturers including Nissan, Mazda and Honda have issued a global recall related to airbags.

BMW Recalls 1.6M 3-Series Cars For Air Bag Problem

BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem that is hitting much of the auto industry. The German automaker says it will recall 1.6 million 3-Series cars from model years 2000 to 2006 across the world, including 574,000 in the U.S. The company says it’s taking the precaution because other automakers using similar systems have reported problems. If the bags do not work properly, shards could fly out and cause injury.



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Japan’s Mazda Motor Corp will broaden a recall of cars sold in the United States because an air-bag inflator, supplied by Japan’s Takata Corp, could rupture and seriously injure occupants. The issue of ruptured inflators – which can hurl metal shrapnel at vehicle occupants – has bedeviled Takata and triggered the recall of millions of vehicles last year. The recalls were expanded this year as issues cropped up in newer models equipped with Takata air bags and inflators. In a filing Friday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mazda said it would recall about 18,000 older models, including 18,000 Mazda6 sedans and 50 RX-8 sports cars from 2003-2004.



BMW Voluntarily Expands Takata Airbag Recall To Include 2004-2006 3-Series Cars Nationwide

German automaker BMW has expanded its recall of cars equipped with potentially flawed Takata-brand airbags to include vehicles registered anywhere in the U.S. As Detroit News reports, the company joins Chrysler, Ford, Honda, and Mazda in doing so.
All these expansions stem from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which insisted that automakers’ regional systems of airbagrecalls — focused on high-humidity areas like states along the Gulf Coast — were insufficient. Though the problem with Takata’s airbags does, indeed, seem linked to humidity, which can destabilize the ammonium nitrate used to deploy the devices, there have been reports of exploding Takata airbags in less-humid parts of the country.
And so, BMW has now enlarged its recall of 3-Series vehicles from the 2004-2006 model years (manufacture date January 2004 to August 2006) to include cars from coast to coast. The previous regional recall had affected about 11,000 U.S. vehicles, but the expansion adds roughly 140,000 more cars to the list.



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Japan carmakers to recall 3.4m cars over airbag defect

Japan’s top four carmakers are recalling a total of 3.4 million cars over a defect in passenger airbags.

Toyota, which is recalling 1.73 million cars, said the vehicles had a defective part which “could cause the airbag inflator to rupture and deploy the airbag abnormally in a crash”.

Globally, Honda is recalling 1.13 million cars, Nissan almost 500,000 and Mazda 45,000.

In the UK, Toyota, Nissan and Honda are all recalling certain models.

The cars were sold in the years 2000-04, and the firms said the defective part was supplied by parts maker Takata Corp.

UK models affected include:

76,000 Toyota vehicles, including Corolla and Yaris,
60,000 Nissans, including X-Trail, Patrol, Almera, Almera Tino, Terrano II and Navara
and 15,400 Hondas, most of them CRVs, but including 400 Jazz and Civic models.
Nissan advised UK customers to contact garages where the cars were bought or call 01923 899334.

Global car giants are usually quick to recall vehicles for inspection and repair as soon as they are aware of a fault.

These generally tend to be minor and it is rare that they are linked to accidents or fatalities.

Shares in Takata fell 9% to 1,819 yen on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday.

Holden Volt Electric Cars Australia Product Recall

Holden Volt electric cars Australia (and Chevrolet Volt) are being recalled globally. If you leave the electric vehicle’s ignition on – say, in the garage – it could drain the battery. Then, the Volt’s petrol generator will start up, and the resulting carbon-monoxide could kill you.

The Holden Volt does, of course, emit warning chimes if you attempt to leave the electric vehicle with the ignition on. You would have to fail to heed those, which is a real possibility is you are, for example, deaf.

Carbon monoxide is highly neurotoxic. It bonds with haemoglobin in your blood, so it stops your blood from carrying oxygen. One per cent carbon monoxide mixed in air will cause convulsions, respiratory arrest and death in about 10 minutes.

There have thankfully been only 240 Holden Volt electric vehicle sales since the Volt was launched in 2012. (Electric cars Australia – the whole concept – is a joke.) So this electric car recall won’t be the biggest product recall you read about this year. But 64,000 Holden and Chevy Volts around the world are being recalled for this safety defect – and each one of them needs new software to prevent the problem.

Safety related product recall generally is a much bigger issue. It’s a huge issue for used cars (bought second-hand). The manufacturer has no idea you own that car unless you tell them. If they issue car recalls, they can’t contact you and warn you that your car is affected.

So, what do you do? You ring the carmaker and you tell them your car’s VIN code – it’s on the rego papers. Seventeen digits. If a recall is issued in future, they’ll be able to contact you. They can also tell you if any past recalls are outstanding on your car.

GM Holden has issued 20 different car recalls since January 2014. This tsunami of product official recalls are evidence of a bigger problem at Holden and GM – because under-done engineering knows no bounds, but official vehicle recalls are limited only to safety issues. There are more problems than just car recalls going on at Holden. Avoiding buying a Holden if you’re in the market for a new car has become a risk-management issue for Australian new car buyers.

Thankfully there are plenty of alternative car brands to choose from.

New car risk management: If you want a small car, why not buy a Mazda2, a Hyundai i20 or a Kia Rio? They’re better options than any diminutive Holden. Instead of a Cruze you’d have to buy a Mazda3, Hyundai i30 or Elantra, Kia Cerato, Toyota Corolla. Medium-to-large car: Mazda6 every time. Maybe the works burger of Kia Optimas, or a Toyota Camry (if the loungeroom on wheels experience is your thing). Five-seat SUV: Mazda CX-5 every time, or Hyundai Tucson (nee ix35) or Kia Sportage, all exceptional vehicles, compared with a Captiva 5. Seven-seater SUV: It’s gotta be a Hyundai Santa Fe, a Kia Sorento or a Toyota Kluger instead of a Captiva 7. Every time.

This is evidence-based, objective conclusion stuff, not some off-the-cuff opinion. It’s mainstream car-buying advice. If you’re considering buying a Holden (but please God not a Holden Volt electric car) because your dad did that, and his dad before him, and that’s what you’ve been doing up until now – it’s time to step back, look at the evidence, and make some smarter choices.

More information: www.autoexpert.com.au

In a securities filing on Thursday, General Motors said that it may be forced by U.S. regulators to recall another 4.3 million vehicles for defective Takata air bag inflators. The call-back could possibly cost GM over 0 million. GM said back in May that it would recall 1.9 million vehicles for potentially defective Takata air bags. In June it then expanded that recall to another 600,000 vehicles. General Motors added on Thursday that it estimated at least 0 million will be needed for the repairing of at least 2.5 million vehicles.


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