More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second fix for faulty air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running.
Toyota is utilizing Oculus Rift technology to demonstrate the dangers of distracted driving to teens and adults at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center.
The automaker is expanding its powertrain operations in Ann Arbor Township and consolidating vehicle development operations at a new facility in nearby York Township.
If the problem isn’t fixed, Toyota said the fuel leaks can cause car fires.
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.
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.
Toyota is recalling about 423,000 older-model Lexus luxury cars in the U.S. because a gasket can leak fuel and possibly cause a fire.
This weekend, the TeenDrive365 teen driver experience visits Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor to help new drivers and their parents build safer habits behind the wheel!