Toyota Recalls 70,000 Vehicles to Replace Air Bag Inflators

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Toyota is recalling about 70,000 Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles in North America to replace air bag inflators that could explode and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers. The recall covers the 2003 to 2005 Corolla, the 2002 to 2005 Sequoia, the 2003 to 2005 Tundra and the 2002 to 2005 Lexus SC. Takata uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to …

Daimler ordered to recall over 200k cars amid diesel cheating allegations

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Germany’s transport minister says the government is ordering automaker Daimler to immediately recall 238,000 vehicles equipped with software that turns off emissions controls under certain conditions. German weekly Bild am Sonntag said up to 1 million cars contained software to cheat emissions tests on diesel vehicles. Car makers use software to manage exhaust emissions filtering and engine performance. A device can …