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News Automotive Manufacturing General
December 4, 2019  

Deadly defect found in another version of Takata airbags

Also results in airbags that can explode and hurl shrapnel causing injury or death.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
June 20, 2019  

GM seeks to avoid Takata recalls for fourth straight year

Would have to repair more than 6 million trucks and SUVs at a cost of US$1.2 billion.

News Manufacturing General
April 23, 2019  

US expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles

Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler from the 2010 through 2019 model years are included in the probe.

News Automotive Government General
June 5, 2018  

Malaysia to penalize owners who don’t replace Takata airbags

Japanese air bag maker’s defective products linked to 23 fatalities worldwide.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
February 12, 2018  

Air bag danger: Ford, Mazda add pickups to do not drive list

Test results show the trucks had inflators that ruptured or recorded high internal pressure readings.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
February 8, 2018  

GM takes a third crack at avoiding Takata airbag inflator recalls

Automaker says it could save $1 billion and avoid recalling up to 6.8 million full-size 2007-2011 pickup trucks and SUVs.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 20, 2017  

Report shows Takata air bag inflator recall still moving slowly

Auto companies only halfway toward a Dec. 31 goal of 100% replacement of older and more dangerous inflators.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 1, 2017  

Honda profit slips on air bag woes despite sales growth

Automaker a big Takata customer; some 100 million air-bag inflators were recalled worldwide.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
August 16, 2017  

Judge OKs Takata request to halt some lawsuits over air bags

Auto parts maker said allowing the lawsuits to proceed would jeopardize its restructuring efforts.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
August 10, 2017  

Delaware bankruptcy judge to rule on Takata request to halt air bag lawsuits

Japanese auto parts says allowing them to proceed would seriously jeopardize its restructuring efforts.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
August 9, 2017  

Nissan to pay $97.7M in proposed Takata settlement

Settlement would pay for a new outreach program to ensure Takata air bags are removed from 4.4 million affected Nissan vehicles.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
August 1, 2017  

Most automakers slow to fix dangerous Takata air bag inflators

Almost 10 million inflators with the highest risk of rupturing remained in use as of March 31.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
July 31, 2017  

Most automakers slow to fix dangerous air bags

Close to 10 million inflators with the highest risk of rupturing remained in use as of the end of March, analysis finds.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
July 24, 2017  

Ford says it will fight latest Takata air bag inflator recall

Says propellant has not deteriorated in any of its inflators taken from vehicles in the field.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
July 10, 2017  

Man killed when Takata air bag inflator ruptured during car repair

He was working inside a 2001 Honda Accord using a hammer with the ignition on.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
June 27, 2017  

Bankrupt Takata’s air bags still out there; huge replacement challenge

100 million inflators installed worldwide, could take years to get them off the road.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
June 26, 2017  

Air bag recalls, lawsuits lead Takata to file for bankruptcy

Clears the way for a $1.6 billion takeover of most of its assets by rival Key Safety Systems.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Production
May 19, 2017  

Toyota, 3 other automakers settle Takata air bags suit

Settlement compensates owners for things like lost wages or child care while they were taking their vehicle in for the recall repair.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
January 20, 2017  

New Mexico targets Takata, automakers over faulty air bag inflators

Seeking civil penalties for each defective air bag that entered the state.

News Automotive General
January 11, 2017  

Honda adds 772,000 US vehicles to ongoing air bag recall

No recalls related to the US one are being announced in other regions yet.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 3, 2016  

BMW issues recall for new Takata air bag problem

Inflator can separate from a plate, shooting out metal and other debris.

News Automotive General
September 29, 2016  

Takata sells auto interiors unit as inflator recall costs rise

Japanese auto parts maker faces billions in costs for the largest auto recall in US history.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
August 30, 2016  

Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills Texas woman

Was carrying the air bag manufacturer’s inflators and a volatile chemical.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
June 22, 2016  

Fiat Chrysler to halt use of dangerous Takata air bag inflators

Automaker’s factories won’t use inflators that don’t have a chemical drying agent.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
June 2, 2016  

Four automakers selling new cars with Takata inflators

Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
June 1, 2016  

Ford recalling 1.9 million vehicles to replace air bags

Part of a nationwide expansion of an ongoing Takata air bag recall.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General
May 9, 2016  

Takata expects loss instead of profit for fiscal year

Global recall of faulty airbag inflators likely to expand to more than 100 million.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
May 4, 2016  

Takata air bag inflator recall expected to explode

US safety regulators expect 35 million more will be involved.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Operations Production
March 2, 2016  

Toyota adds 331,000 cars to Takata recalls

Includes 2008 Corolla and Corolla Matrix sedans and Lexus SC430 convertible.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
February 29, 2016  

Total Takata recall won’t make cars safer, safety head says

NHTSA chief believes a complete recall would strain the network for replacement parts and increase consumer uncertainty.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
February 24, 2016  

Scientists find cause of Takata air bag explosions

Inflator assembly doesn’t adequately prevent moisture from intruding in very humid conditions.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
February 24, 2016  

Honda plans no Takata rescue, bullish on green vehicles

Two-thirds of sales will be zero-emissions, including fuel cells, electric vehicles, hybrids, plug-ins by 2030.