Product Recalls


  • GM price target $48: Auto analyst     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    UBS's Colin Langan discusses his buy rating on General Motors, and why the automaker can likely shift gears and get past the recall crisis.

  • Recalls this week: whistles, water heaters, fans Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    More than 2 million Hello Kitty whistles distributed with McDonald's meals have been recalled because they pose a choking hazard to young children. Other recalled consumer products this week include misting fans with bad wiring and water heaters that can cause a fire. DETAILS: Hello Kitty Birthday Lollipop Whistles distributed exclusively at McDonald's...

  • Takata the subject of US criminal probe over airbags Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:34 PM ET
    A Takata employee sews an airbag at Takata's current crash-testing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

    Takata is the subject of a U.S. criminal investigation, and executives from the company and Honda are expected to face hearings in the coming week.

  • Honda widens air bag recall after Malaysia death Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:39 AM ET

    TOKYO— Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. expanded its recalls related to defective air bags on Thursday, saying a driver in Malaysia died in an air bag-linked accident earlier this year. The air bags, made by Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp., have faulty inflators that can explode, hurling shrapnel toward drivers and passengers. The recalls involve 10...

  • TOKYO, Nov 13- Honda Motor Co said on Thursday that a driver in Malaysia had died after a July accident involving an air bag supplied by Takata Corp and widened its recall for the defective air bags by another 170,000 vehicles. Before Thursday's disclosure, Takata's air bags had been linked to at least four deaths in the United States, all in Honda vehicles.

  • TIMELINE-Takata air bag recalls Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:30 PM ET

    Honda and Takata deny fault and settle for an undisclosed sum. Her family sues Honda and Takata for more than $75 million in April 2011, claiming they knew of the air bag problems as early as 2004. Honda and Takata settle in January 2013 for $3 million, according to court documents. April 27- Honda recalls 896,000 Honda and Acura 2001-03 cars in order to find...

  • EXCLUSIVE-Honda grandees chide CEO over quality, recalls Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 4:17 AM ET

    BEIJING/ TOKYO, Nov 12- Two former Honda Motor chiefs have called on CEO Takanobu Ito this year, urging him to focus more on quality issues, increasing the pressure he's already under from U.S. regulators and politicians over mass air bag recalls. Nobuhiko Kawamoto and Hiroyuki Yoshino made separate visits to Ito at the Japanese car maker's Tokyo headquarters,...

  • NHTSA probes Honda, Nissan cars for steering issues Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 5:37 PM ET
    The 2013 Honda Accord, at the Chicago Auto Show, February, 2013.

    Safety regulators have opened separate investigations into potential steering issues in an 374K Honda sedans and an 17K Infiniti vehicles.

  • Mercedes recalling nearly 11K cars for steering defect Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 2:19 PM ET
    A Mercedes-Benz C-Class car is displayed at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile, October 2, 2014.

    Mercedes-Benz is recalling 10,509 C-Class compacts from model year 2015 in the US because some cars can lose steering function.

  • Emails put timing of GM recall in question     Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    A new report states General Motors ordered new ignition switches before its official recall.

  • McDonald's recalls Happy Meal toy for choking risk Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 2:56 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— McDonald's is recalling a Hello Kitty-themed whistle given to children in Happy Meals, citing a chance they could choke on some of its parts. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Monday that two children have reportedly coughed out pieces of the whistle that they had sucked into their mouths, including one child who received medical...

  • McDonald's recalls 2.3M Hello Kitty toys in US Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 2:21 PM ET
    A McDonald's restaurant is shown in Shanghai, China.

    McDonald's recalled about 2.3 million Hello Kitty toys in the U.S. and another 200K in Canada on Monday.

  • GM timeline issues: When did they know?     Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    A new report states General Motors ordered new ignition switches before its official recall, CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details.

  • Nissan's recall in June covered vehicles in four U.S. states and territories. Nissan said in a statement on Monday that it had expanded the June recall based on additional information from Takata and after consulting with NHTSA. An unidentified number of the recalled vehicles have already been repaired, according to a letter Nissan filed with NHTSA.

  • GM ordered switches nearly 2 months before recall Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    DETROIT— Emails showing that General Motors ordered a half-million replacement ignition switches nearly two months before telling the government of a safety recall will be heavily scrutinized by federal prosecutors, who are investigating GM's conduct, according to legal experts. Yet GM did not report a safety defect to the National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • GM ordered new switches long before recall: Report Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 6:15 AM ET
    The General Motors world headquarters.

    GM had ordered a half-million new replacement ignition switches nearly two months before it told federal safety regulators about the safety issues, according to the WSJ.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 9- General Motors Co ordered half a million replacement ignition switches almost two months before it alerted federal safety regulators of the issues that prompted a recall of millions of vehicles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing email exchanges between the automaker and its supplier Delphi Automotive Plc. Representatives for GM and...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 9- General Motors Co had ordered a half-million new replacement ignition switches nearly two months before it told federal safety regulators about the safety issues which prompted a recall of millions of vehicles this year, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The e-mail exchanges took place in mid-December 2013 between a GM contract...

  • Nissan recalls 52,000 vehicles for faulty air bags Saturday, 8 Nov 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    The vehicles have air bag systems made by troubled Japanese supplier Takata Corp. The Nissan recalls are among nearly 8 million others made by 10 automakers, mainly in Southern high-humidity states, over the Takata air bags. Affected states and territories include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas and the territories of...

  • Takata Corp: Airbag cover-up allegations     Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corporation reportedly destroyed test results after it found defects in some airbags. Reuters managing editor Paul Ingrassia, discusses the allegations.