Automotive Defects

Takata Acknowledges a Defect in Air Bag Inflators

A recent article has reported that the airbag manufacturer, Takata, has agreed to a national recall of certain types of their driver and passenger-side airbag inflators. These airbag inflators were made with a propellant that degraded over time causing ruptures that have been linked to

2021-04-16T06:16:08-04:00June 1, 2015|


Nissan has recently increased the number of vehicles recalled in the United States for passenger airbags manufactured by the Japanese-based Takata. The massive airbag recall has affected over two dozen brands of vehicles in the United States.   Defective Takata airbags have been the subject

2021-04-16T13:59:47-04:00November 17, 2014|

Rhode Island man dead after car crash in Somerville

A Rhode Island man was killed in a two car crash on Route 28 in Somerville early Tuesday morning. Massachusetts State Police troopers responded to the crash at the intersection of Route 28 and Mystic Avenue at about 4:35 a.m.   One driver from Boston

2021-04-16T05:54:53-04:00April 24, 2013|

Honda, Toyota, Nissan recalls millions of vehicals

Toyota, Honda, and Nissan are recalling more than 3 million vehicles globally for a problem with passenger-side airbags - the inflator may burst, sending plastic pieces flying.   According to a press release from Toyota, 170,000 front passenger airbag inflators across several models are involved

2021-04-16T05:46:47-04:00April 11, 2013|

Driver of bus that struck overpass to face charges

Massachusetts State Police will file criminal charges against the man who was driving a bus that struck an overpass on Soldiers Field Road in February, 2013.   Samuel J. Jackson, 67, of Philadelphia faces a criminal charge of negligent operation to endanger and civil violations

2021-04-16T07:59:19-04:00April 10, 2013|

Bell Sports Recalls BMX Helmet

Bell Sports is recalling about 31,100 bicycle helmets (2,500 in Canada) because 'the plastic buckle that connects the chin straps can fail, causing the helmet to come off the wearer's head.   These helmets are not typical of those commonly seen in retail stores. Rather,

2021-04-16T12:33:30-04:00April 1, 2013|
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