Category: DOT

FCA recalls 1.4M vehicles to replace air bag inflators

January 11th, 2019 by

from http://media.fcanorthamerica.com/newsrelease.do?id=20535&mid=&searchresult   January 10, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC is recalling an estimated 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace passenger-side air-bag inflators that may, on deployment, send shrapnel into the vehicle cabin. The Company is unaware of any injuries or accidents associated this vehicle population.   The defect is linked to

Ford Recalls Nearly 1 Million Vehicles Over Potentially Explosive Air Bag Inflators

January 4th, 2019 by

  from http://fortune.com/2019/01/04/ford-recalls-airbag-inflators/   January 4, 2019 — Ford has announced plans to recall 953,000 vehicles worldwide—including 782,000 in the United States—amid fears that the passenger air bag inflator could explode and injure riders. The recall is part of a larger recall of Takata airbag inflators, which can hurl shrapnel if they explode after deteriorating over time due to heat and

16.7M faulty Takata air bags still on US roads

December 26th, 2018 by

from https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/report-167m-faulty-takata-air-bags-us-roads-59963507   December 21, 2018 — More than three years after the government took over management of recalls involving dangerous Takata air bag inflators, one third of the recalled inflators still have not been replaced. That’s according to an annual report on the recalls released late Friday by the government and a court-appointed recall monitor. The

EPA Rule Will Aid Recall of Defective Takata Airbag Inflators

November 15th, 2018 by

from https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-rule-will-aid-recall-defective-takata-airbag-inflators-protecting-public-and   Rule Provides Clarity to Auto Dealers and Scrap Recyclers on Proper Disposal 11/14/2018 Contact Information:  EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON  — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an interim final rule to facilitate the urgent removal of defective Takata airbag inflators from vehicles and prevent defective Takata airbag inflators in scrap vehicles from being

OEM recalls

August 22nd, 2018 by

  Are you or your team involved with any OEM recalls? Are you handling any hazardous materials (i.e. air bag modules, seat belt pretensioners, batteries, etc.) as a result? Have you trained your team on Hazmat-handling best practices?  

Yes, it's a Hazmat

August 20th, 2018 by

  Last week several news stories were released centering on seat belt pretensioner issues with Ford F-150’s.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking into this further, and the result could lead to more than 1 million vehicles being recalled. Here’s a link to one such story; https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/ford-f-150-seat-belt-fires-spur-nhtsa-investigation/ Seat belt pretensioners are just one

Cooks Collision Reaches $1.5M Settlement Over Hazmat Handling

August 1st, 2018 by

  from https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article215837655.html   July 31, 2018 — A statewide auto body shop has agreed to pay $1,525,000 in penalties following an investigation started in Sacramento over improper disposal of hazardous materials. The settlement with Cooks Collision and 15 district attorney’s offices was announced on Monday. The automotive repair company was found to have improperly stored and

Mazda recalls 270K vehicles over Takata airbags

July 6th, 2018 by

from https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/06/mazda-recalls-270000-vehicles-over-takata-airbags.html   July 6, 2018 — Mazda is recalling nearly 270,000 vehicles with Takata airbags that have the potential to explode. Chemicals used to inflate the air bags can deteriorate in some conditions, causing them to deploy with too much force, blowing apart a metal canister that can result in flying shrapnel. The potentially deadly defect can

Waymo commits to a 100-fold increase in Pacifica PHEV's

May 31st, 2018 by

from; http://www.autonews.com/article/20180531/RETAIL01/180539962/fca-waymo-chrysler-pacifica-hybrid-fleet?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter   May 31, 2018 — Google affiliate Waymo will purchase up to 62,000 additional Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans from FCA US starting later this year to begin a national expansion of the company’s public driverless ride-hailing fleet, the two companies said Thursday. In addition, Waymo and FCA said the two companies are beginning discussions

42% of recalled repairs haven't been completed

May 14th, 2018 by

from; https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-14/u-s-regulators-slam-low-takata-air-bag-recall-rate-by-carmakers May 14, 2018 — U.S. auto safety regulators are raising pressure on a dozen vehicle manufacturers that failed to meet a December deadline to replace millions of defective Takata airbag inflators that could explode in a crash. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration order issued in 2015 scheduling the unprecedented safety campaign set a target