Safety – Autofreaks.com https://www.autofreaks.com Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:17:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Takata Pleads Guilty To Faulty Airbag Scandal in the U.S., Sentenced to Pay RM4.4 Billion https://www.autofreaks.com/news/takata-pleads-guilty-faulty-airbag-scandal-u-s-sentenced-pay-rm4-4-billion/ https://www.autofreaks.com/news/takata-pleads-guilty-faulty-airbag-scandal-u-s-sentenced-pay-rm4-4-billion/#respond Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:54:18 +0000 https://www.autofreaks.com/?p=121471

Japanese auto parts maker, Takata has pleaded guilty for the company’s misconduct in relation to selling defective airbag inflators in the U.S and was sentenced by the U.S. Justice Department to pay a total of $1 billion (RM4.4 billion) in criminal penalties. Takata’s inflators use ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion that inflates air bags in a crash. But …

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Honda Malaysia Recalls Additional 24,962 Cars For Airbag Inflator Replacement https://www.autofreaks.com/news/honda-malaysia-recalls-additional-24962-cars-for-airbag-inflator-replacement/ https://www.autofreaks.com/news/honda-malaysia-recalls-additional-24962-cars-for-airbag-inflator-replacement/#respond Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:17:49 +0000 https://www.autofreaks.com/?p=120106

Honda Malaysia is extending its proactive measure to ensure customer safety by initiating a precautionary recall to 24,962 units of 2012 Year Model vehicles for Takata passenger front airbag inflator replacement. As of today, there are no crashes or injuries related to this Takata passenger front airbag inflator reported in Malaysia. The models involved in …

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Ouch! Ford Mustang Fails Miserably In Euro NCAP Crash Test [+video] https://www.autofreaks.com/news/ouch-ford-mustang-fails-miserably-in-euro-ncap-crash-test-video/ https://www.autofreaks.com/news/ouch-ford-mustang-fails-miserably-in-euro-ncap-crash-test-video/#respond Thu, 26 Jan 2017 07:24:11 +0000 https://www.autofreaks.com/?p=119990

Whereas the Volvo S90 sedan and the V90 wagon both excel with flying colours in Euro NCAP’s safety tests, Ford’s iconic muscle-car, the Mustang, failed to achieve a satisfactory rating. Based on the recent crash test results, Ford Mustang has scored only a two-star rating for overall safety, with concerns about its crash protection of adult and child occupants …

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Takata Air Bag Rupture Injures Honda Fit Driver in Japan https://www.autofreaks.com/news/takata-air-bag-rupture-injures-honda-fit-driver-in-japan/ https://www.autofreaks.com/news/takata-air-bag-rupture-injures-honda-fit-driver-in-japan/#respond Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:33:52 +0000 https://www.autofreaks.com/?p=119596

Honda has confirmed yet another case of a Takata airbag inflator rupture incident, which resulted in a minor injury involving a driver in Japan. According to the Japanese automaker, the rupture occurred in the passenger-side air bag of one of its Fit (Jazz here) compact multi-purpose vehicles late last month. The airbag inflated with excessive force, …

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Toyota Prius Is The Safest New Large Family Car In 2016 According To Euro NCAP https://www.autofreaks.com/news/toyota-prius-is-the-safest-new-large-family-car-in-2016-according-to-euro-ncap/ https://www.autofreaks.com/news/toyota-prius-is-the-safest-new-large-family-car-in-2016-according-to-euro-ncap/#respond Mon, 26 Dec 2016 01:00:07 +0000 https://www.autofreaks.com/?p=117816

The Toyota Prius has been named the Best in Class 2016 Large Family Car by the independent safety organisation Euro NCAP. Prius’s Toyota Safety Sense active safety systems – fitted as standard to all versions of the car – proved their effectiveness in the stringent testing carried out by Euro NCAP. This helped the model …

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Honda M’sia Team To Approach Affected Takata Airbag Recall Customers Via Door-to-Door https://www.autofreaks.com/news/honda-msia-team-to-approach-affected-takata-airbag-recall-customers-via-door-to-door/ https://www.autofreaks.com/news/honda-msia-team-to-approach-affected-takata-airbag-recall-customers-via-door-to-door/#respond Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:58:53 +0000 https://www.autofreaks.com/?p=117331

Honda Malaysia is very committed to making sure that all Honda vehicles nationwide affected by its Takata airbag recall are fixed! For those who are still unaware, the affected (driver/passenger) front airbag inflators manufactured by Takata found in affected Honda vehicles may deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated. The airbag inflator casing might rupture, which …

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Continental Tyre Collaborates With ASEAN NCAP At The “Stop The Crash 2016” Campaign https://www.autofreaks.com/sticky-stuff/continental-tyre-collaborates-with-asean-ncap-at-the-stop-the-crash-2016-campaign/ https://www.autofreaks.com/sticky-stuff/continental-tyre-collaborates-with-asean-ncap-at-the-stop-the-crash-2016-campaign/#respond Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:00:42 +0000 https://www.autofreaks.com/?p=117227

Continental Tyre & Automotive Malaysia, has join-ventured with MIROS and ASEAN NCAP in creating awareness about the importance of safe driving through correct tyre pressure at the recent “Stop The Crash” campaign. The event lasted for 2 days from 29th – 30th November 2016 at the Sepang F1 Circuit. The event was launched by the Minister …

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Ford Ranger Receives ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Award https://www.autofreaks.com/news/ford-ranger-receives-asean-ncap-grand-prix-award/ https://www.autofreaks.com/news/ford-ranger-receives-asean-ncap-grand-prix-award/#respond Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:44:07 +0000 https://www.autofreaks.com/?p=117091

Ford Ranger pick-up truck recently received the ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Award 2016 for ‘Best Adult Occupant Protection for Pick-Up Category’. Ford Ranger achieved the highest 5-star safety rating in Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) among all pickup trucks being tested by the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program (ASEAN NCAP) earlier this year with the strongest evaluation …

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BMW Group Malaysia Continues its BMW Safety 360° Program at My Playpen. https://www.autofreaks.com/news/bmw-group-malaysia-continues-its-bmw-safety-360-program-at-my-playpen/ https://www.autofreaks.com/news/bmw-group-malaysia-continues-its-bmw-safety-360-program-at-my-playpen/#respond Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:36 +0000 https://www.autofreaks.com/?p=116645

BMW Group Malaysia recently organized yet another BMW Safety 360° program at My Playpen. The program, which took place for 6 months, was conducted in collaboration with selected Kindergartens and Montessori centres throughout Klang Valley to raise awareness and call to action for more responsible on-the-road and in-car safety practices for children, adults and families. Working …

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Hyundai Ioniq Achieves 5-Star Euro NCAP Rating https://www.autofreaks.com/news/hyundai-ioniq-achieves-5-star-euro-ncap-rating/ https://www.autofreaks.com/news/hyundai-ioniq-achieves-5-star-euro-ncap-rating/#respond Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:43:56 +0000 https://www.autofreaks.com/?p=116590

Hyundai Ioniq has received a maximum 5-star safety rating from the independent vehicle assessment organisation, Euro NCAP. In the test, the Ioniq achieved top marks in the 4 categories; Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian and Safety Assist. The model features a long list of standard active safety features on all versions including Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, …

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