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February 28, 2017  

Takata to pay $1B penalty after pleading guilty in air bag scandal

The manufacturer’s air bag inflators are blamed for 11 deaths in the US alone, and more than 180 injuries worldwide.

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April 25, 2016  

US ends Honda probe; automaker pays $70M fine

NHTSA said it is satisfied the company has taken steps to prevent similar failures.

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February 11, 2016  

VW, Audi recall 850K vehicles to fix Takata air bag inflators

Covers vehicles from model years 2006 to 2014.

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February 3, 2016  

Takata panel finds problems with quality processes

Group also faults the company for letting products move through the design process with unresolved problems.

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December 22, 2015  

BMW hit with $40M penalty for too slowly recalling Mini Coopers

The automaker is guilty of selling cars that failed US federal crash tests.

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November 24, 2015  

Ford stops using Takata air bag inflators in future vehicles

Automaker joins Honda, Toyota and Nissan in deciding against putting the troubled inflators in their cars.

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June 17, 2015  

Toyota adds 1.4M vehicles to Takata air bag recall

Includes Corolla, Tundra, Sequoia.

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February 27, 2015  

Virginia rocket science firm to investigate exploding Takata air bags

Orbital ATK makes rocket propulsion systems, small arms ammunition, warhead fuses and missile controls.

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February 23, 2015  

Honda president stepping down amid air bag scandal

Unexpected decision follows massive recalls by the Japanese automaker of vehicles equipped with air bags made by Takata Corp.

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February 10, 2015  

Faulty Takata air bag spewed metal disc into Texas man’s neck

Carlos Solis is among six people killed and 64 injured by defective inflator mechanisms in Takata Corp. airbags.

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January 8, 2015  

Honda fined record $70M for not reporting death, injury complaints

Complaints include incidents related to air bags made by Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp.

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January 5, 2015  

Canadian auto recalls hit all time high in 2014

More than eight million vehicles affected, according to data from Transport Canada.