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3 On Your Side: Dangerous Airbags Could Take 2+ Years To Repair

The biggest recall in automotive history involving exploding air bags is causing lots of confusion for consumers. With nearly 34 million airbags needing to be replaced, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds that most drivers don’t even know if their vehicle is affected and likely won’t know for some time.

05/21/2015

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3 On Your Side: Takata Air Bag Recall Expands To Nearly 34 Million Vehicles

It’s now the largest auto recall in U.S. history. Nearly 34 million airbags were declared defective today by the Japanese company that made them. This is an expansion of a previous recall and comes after a year of back and forth between safety regulators and the world’s largest airbag manufacturer, Takata Corp.

05/19/2015

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Police Investigate Airbag Thefts In Queen Village

At about 8:46 a.m. Saturday, Philadelphia Police say officers responded to a radio call in the area of 700 S. Front Street for thefts from vehicles.

03/23/2015

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US Auto Industry Recalls Soar

While the US auto industry is flying high at sales levels not seen since 2003, recalls for potentially fatal faulty parts are at an all-time high.

12/20/2014

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Chrysler Expands Air Bag Recall

Chrysler is bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators, and will add about 179,000 vehicles to a recall list for air bags that could explode with too much force.

12/12/2014

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New Car ‘Extras’ Required By Law

Thinking a new car would make a great holiday gift? Don’t pay more for extras that aren’t extra.

11/28/2014

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Safety Agency Pushes For National Air Bag Recall

The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure — and even kill — a driver.

11/19/2014

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3 On Your Side: Confusion Regarding Airbag Recalls

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds there’s lots of confusion over which vehicles are actually considered unsafe.

10/22/2014

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Toyota Recalls 803K US Vehicles For Air Bag Defect

Toyota is recalling 803,000 vehicles in the U.S. because their air bags or power steering could stop working.

10/18/2013