U.S. safety regulators are ordering Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. to provide more information about air bags that can explode and shoot shrapnel toward drivers and passengers.
Nissan says it’s recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment.
So far, more than 12 million vehicles worldwide with air bags made by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp. have been recalled for the problem.
The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.
A defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers.
Nissan is recalling more than 220,000 Altima midsize cars in the U.S. because the hoods could fly open while they’re being driven.
The U.S. government’s road safety agency is investigating complaints that a trim panel can cause unwanted acceleration in Nissan Versa small cars.
GM is on track to break the American automaker record for the most recalls in a single year, ever.
It’s the company’s second recall to fix air bags that may not inflate in a crash.
Slow sales caused dealer inventories to rise in January and February, putting pressure on companies to clear their lots.