Safety http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53339/more en UPDATE 2-Honda expands air bag recall after Takata complies with U.S. order http://wardsauto.com/update-2-honda-expands-air-bag-recall-after-takata-complies-us-order <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds expanded recalls in United States, Canada)</p> <p>By Chang-Ran Kim</p> <p>TOKYO, May 28 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co called back about 690,000 cars in Japan and the United States to replace air bag inflators made by Takata Corp after the Tokyo-based parts supplier last week agreed to comply with U.S. orders to expand some of its previous recalls.</p> <p>Honda, Japan's third-biggest automaker, disclosed the recall in filings in Tokyo and Washington.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-honda-expands-air-bag-recall-after-takata-complies-us-order" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags OE-Supplier Relations Safety Thu, 28 May 2015 18:40:08 +0000 1288661 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 1-Takata faces questions over air bag fix as recalls expand http://wardsauto.com/update-1-takata-faces-questions-over-air-bag-fix-recalls-expand <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Air bags can explode too forcefully, spewing shrapnel</p> <p>* Do Takata's replacement inflators address root cause?</p> <p>* Takata says confident new air bags are safe</p> <p>* Regulators, automakers pursue separate probes of issue (Adds details on Takata's independent quality assurance panel, paragraph 7)</p> <p>By Ben Klayman</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-takata-faces-questions-over-air-bag-fix-recalls-expand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan World Airbags Safety Tue, 26 May 2015 20:34:13 +0000 1287611 at http://wardsauto.com Mazda, Mitsubishi Expand Takata Airbag Recall http://wardsauto.com/mazda-mitsubishi-expand-takata-airbag-recall <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Mitsubishi and Mazda are expanding their recalls of vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbag inflators to 512,000 and 112,000 units, respectively.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mazda-mitsubishi-expand-takata-airbag-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags Safety Fri, 22 May 2015 10:06:00 +0000 1285751 at http://wardsauto.com UAW Takes Lear Organizing Demands to Shareholders http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/uaw-takes-lear-organizing-demands-shareholders <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szcezsny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Protesters voiced UAW demands for better wages and respect for workers’ right to join a union, particularly in the South, where anti-union sentiment is high. The Lear plants at the center of the protest are located in Alabama and are non-union.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/uaw-takes-lear-organizing-demands-shareholders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/uaw-takes-lear-organizing-demands-shareholders#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America U.S. Hyundai Lear Component Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations Safety Mon, 18 May 2015 13:43:00 +0000 1282911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Conditions at Hyundai supplier Lear not sitting well with UAW.</strong></p> NHTSA Studying Reports of Coil-Spring Flaws in Nissan Cars http://wardsauto.com/nhtsa-studying-reports-coil-spring-flaws-nissan-cars <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">NHTSA says complaints from drivers about fractures in the front suspension coil spring have prompted a preliminary evaluation of about 130,000 Nissan Versa cars.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nhtsa-studying-reports-coil-spring-flaws-nissan-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Suspension Mon, 18 May 2015 12:52:00 +0000 1283401 at http://wardsauto.com Here’s Mud on Yer Lens http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/here-s-mud-yer-lens <div class="field-byline"> Bill Visnic </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ford thinks it’s high time rearview cameras get washed – and it is. But as vehicles become more autonomous, will that be good enough?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/here-s-mud-yer-lens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/here-s-mud-yer-lens#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford TRW Volkswagen Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Department of Transportation (DOT) Safety Mon, 18 May 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1274651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford&rsquo;s all-new &rsquo;15 Edge CUV fits washable camera in grille to enable 360-degree view and active-parking functions, but washing system not on rearview camera.</strong></p> Toyota Global Airbag Recall Includes 637,000 U.S. Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/toyota-global-airbag-recall-includes-637000-us-vehicles <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Federal safety regulators say Toyota is conducting three separate recalls of vehicles equipped with potentially lethal Takata airbags and sold in the U.S. between the 2003 and 2007 model years.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-global-airbag-recall-includes-637000-us-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. World Airbags National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) OE-Supplier Relations Safety Fri, 15 May 2015 12:10:00 +0000 1282421 at http://wardsauto.com Latest Airbag-Related Recall May Hurt Honda's Japan Sales, Exec Says http://wardsauto.com/latest-airbag-related-recall-may-hurt-hondas-japan-sales-exec-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker's recall of 5 million cars equipped with potentially dangerous airbags supplied by Takata may impact sales in Japan, Senior Managing Officer Sho Minekawa says, but adds, "We want to make sure we take the right steps."</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/latest-airbag-related-recall-may-hurt-hondas-japan-sales-exec-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Sales & Marketing Airbags OE-Supplier Relations Safety Fri, 15 May 2015 06:08:00 +0000 1282101 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 2-Honda adds to Takata air bag recalls; global tally now around 36 mln http://wardsauto.com/update-2-honda-adds-takata-air-bag-recalls-global-tally-now-around-36-mln <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Honda recalls close to another 4.9 mln vehicles</p> <p>* Daihatsu recalls nearly 260,000 of its cars</p> <p>* Takata shares close down 5.4 pct (Recasts, adds details, context)</p> <p>By Maki Shiraki and Mari Saito</p> <p>TOKYO, May 14 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co on Thursday recalled close to 5 million vehicles fitted with potentially faulty Takata Corp air bag inflators, as investigations showed the problem behind one of the biggest auto safety crises may be more widespread than thought.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-honda-adds-takata-air-bag-recalls-global-tally-now-around-36-mln" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags OE-Supplier Relations Safety Thu, 14 May 2015 10:37:50 +0000 1280811 at http://wardsauto.com Takata Won't Reserve Cash for Future Airbag Recalls, CFO Says http://wardsauto.com/takata-wont-reserve-cash-future-airbag-recalls-cfo-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">According to two analysts who attended a company briefing, CFO Yoichiro Nomura said the supplier is not earmarking more cash to pay for an expended recall of cars equipped with potentially defective airbag inflators.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-wont-reserve-cash-future-airbag-recalls-cfo-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags Finance Safety Thu, 14 May 2015 08:01:00 +0000 1281221 at http://wardsauto.com