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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 1999, file photo Japanese car builder Toyota displays their latest version of the Celica at the Frankfurt international car fair, IAA. Toyota is recalling 361,000 more vehicles worldwide to replace Takata air bag inflators that could explode and hurl shrapnel. The recall covers gas and electric versions of the RAV4 SUV and the Celica sports car from 1997 to 1999.  (AP Photo/Bernd Kammerer, File)

Toyota adds 361K vehicles to Takata air bag inflator recall

Jan. 22, 2020 11:19 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling 361,000 more vehicles worldwide to replace Takata air bag inflators that could explode and hurl shrapnel. The vehicles date to 1997 and have older inflators that are different from Takata products that use volatile ammonium nitrate to fill air bags in a crash. Those are...

Air bag woes force Honda, Toyota to recall 6M vehicles

Jan. 22, 2020 11:17 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Two different air bag glitches have forced Toyota and Honda to recall over 6 million vehicles worldwide, and both problems present different dangers to motorists. The Toyota recall affects about 3.4 million vehicles globally and is being done because the air bags may not inflate in a crash....

Toyota recalls 2.9M vehicles; air bags may not inflate

Jan. 21, 2020 5:47 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling about 2.9 million cars in the U.S. because the air bags may not inflate in a crash. The recall covers certain 2011-2019 Corollas, the 2011 to 2013 Matrix, the 2012 through 2018 Avalon and the 2013 to 2018 Avalon Hybrid. Toyota says the air bag control computer may not be...

Honda recalls 2.4M old vehicles to replace air bag inflators

Jan. 21, 2020 5:15 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Honda is recalling 2.4 million older vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The recall covers certain Honda and Acura vehicles from the 1996 to 2003 model years. Honda says that unlike previous recalls, the inflators do not contain volatile ammonium...

Georgia agency gets $166,000 grant to buy child car seats

Jan. 18, 2020 12:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia agency says dozens of counties statewide will share $166,000 in grant money to buy child car seats. The Georgia Department of Public Health said in a news release that car seats will be distributed among 107 counties using money awarded from the Child Passenger Safety Mini Grant...

Members of the Ngabe Bugle indigenous group sit at their home in the jungle community of El Terron, Panama, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. A pregnant woman, five of her children and a neighbor where round up by about 10 lay preachers at the hamlet on Monday and tortured, beaten, burned and hacked with machetes to make them

Panama man pulled 2 children from clutches of killer cult

Jan. 17, 2020 10:35 PM EST

EL TERRÓN, Panama (AP) — Indigenous farmer Josué González recalled how his pregnant wife and children were taken from their home by cult members in the remote hamlet of El Terrón in Panama. González was out working his fields of taro and rice Monday when the lay preachers of the...

FILE- This Sept. 30, 2016, file photo shows the logo of the Tesla model S at the Paris Auto Show in Paris, France.  The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicles can suddenly accelerate on their own. An unidentified person petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking for an investigation into the problem. The agency says the allegations include about 500,000 Tesla Model 3, Model S and Model X vehicles from the 2013 through 2019 model years. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

US agency examining Tesla unintended acceleration complaint

Jan. 17, 2020 6:24 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicle models can suddenly accelerate on their own. Brian Sparks of Berkeley, California, petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking for an investigation. An...

BMW recalls about 357K vehicles for Takata air bag inflators

Jan. 17, 2020 4:53 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — BMW is recalling nearly 357,000 older vehicles in the U.S. to replace dangerous Takata front air bag inflators. The inflators are among 10 million sold to 14 automakers that Takata is recalling. It's the last recall that the bankrupt Takata agreed to in a 2015 settlement with U.S. safety...

FILE - This Aug. 25, 2019, file photo shows a sign at a Nissan dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Nissan is recalling nearly 346,000 vehicles worldwide to replace dangerous Takata air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Nissan adds nearly 346K vehicles to Takata recall saga

Jan. 15, 2020 12:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling nearly 346,000 vehicles worldwide to replace dangerous Takata air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel. The Nissan front passenger inflators are among 10 million from 14 different automakers that Takata is recalling. It's the last recall that the bankrupt...

FILE - This Oct. 8, 2018, file photo shows debris scattered in an area at the site of a fatal limousine crash the day before in Schoharie, N.Y. Political leaders in New York have reached an agreement to pass new limousine safety bills inspired by deadly crashes in 2015 and 2018, officials said Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Lawmakers, governor announce deal on limo safety regulations

Jan. 14, 2020 5:27 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Political leaders in New York have reached an agreement to pass new limousine safety bills inspired by deadly crashes in 2015 and 2018, officials said Tuesday. The proposals target unsafe limos and lax regulations, said Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assembly Speaker...