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Honda to start mass recall in China over Takata airbags

BEIJING: Honda will recall more than 245,000 vehicles in China over concerns about airbags made by troubled Japanese giant Takata, Chinese authorities said Sunday, dealing another blow to Takata's largest client. The Japanese carmaker and its Chinese joint venture partner Guangqi Honda will start withdrawing vehicles fitted with the potentially faulty airbags beginning October 23 and will include Accord, Fit, City, Crosstour and Everus S1 models, China's top consumer watchdog said. They will replace the faulty airbags…

BMW recalls over 41,500 cars in China for faulty airbags

BEIJING: German luxury carmaker BMW will recall around 41,500 vehicles in China due to faulty airbags, according to the country's quality regulator. Some 3,926 cars produced between January-December 2012, and a second group of 37,759 vehicles produced between January-December 2012 will be recalled, according to a statement posted on the website of China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (ASDIQ). Gas generators in the defective airbags of the recalled cars could break…

WhatsApp will soon let you track your friends

WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature that would allow users to track their contacts in real time. WhatsApp launched the beta for iOS and Android which had several new and interesting features including the Live Location tracking. However, a Twitter user WABetaInfo has pointed out that the Live Location feature can display the┬áreal-time location to those users who use Whatsapp chat group. The revelation of the feature would have raised concerns with regards to privacy, but it is not exactly clear where…

BMW to recall nearly 200,000 cars in China over defective airbags

BEIJING: German luxury carmaker BMW will recall nearly 200,000 vehicles in China because of flawed airbags, according to the country's quality regulator and the company. Some 168,861 imported cars produced between December 2005 and December 2011, and 24,750 vehicles produced locally between July 2005 and December 2011 will be recalled, according to a statement posted Friday on the official website of China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (ASDIQ). Gas generators in the…

GoPro to recall about 2,500 Karma drones

Wearable camera maker GoPro said on Tuesday it would recall about 2,500 of its recently introduced Karma drones because they lost power during use. GoPro's shares were down 4.7 percent at $10.35 in extended trading. The recall comes less than a week after GoPro downgraded holiday forecasts to $600 million to $650 million in revenue for the fourth quarter, below analysts average estimate of $666.14 million due to production issues with the Hero 5 Ultra HD Action Camera. "Management might be rushing to get things out.…

Samsung America says it has replaced most recalled Galaxy Note 7s

Samsung Electronics America said on Friday it has replaced nearly 85 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices as it works to resolve the issue of fire-prone phones. South Korean parent company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd announced the global recall of at least 2.5 million Note 7s in early September following numerous reports of the smartphones catching fire. Samsung will be releasing a software update in the coming days to limit the phone's ability to charge beyond 60 percent, Samsung Electronics America said in a…