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    Honda Expands Recall of U.S. Vehicles With Takata Airbags  

    The recall of 1.39 million Accord and Civic sedans raises to 2.3 million the total number of Honda cars recalled because of potentially defective front passenger-side airbags....More
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    Widened Airbag Recall Prompts Honda to Restate Earnings  

    The automaker is revising its financial results from the fiscal year ended March 31 to reflect additional spending of ¥44.8 billion on an expanded recall of potentially defective Takata airbags in the U.S....More
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    UPDATE 3-U.S. weighs charges against GM over ignition switch recall -WSJ  

    * More than 100 deaths linked to faulty switches * GM likely hid information, made misleading statements -WSJ * U.S. hopes to reach settlement within months -WSJ (Adds Justice Department declines comment, adds background on faulty ignition switches, recalls, updates stock price)...More
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    UPDATE 2-Fiat Chrysler tells U.S. regulators no public hearing needed  

    (Adds new quote from FCA document, background) By Bernie Woodall DETROIT, June 4 (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV , pushing back against pressure from U.S. auto safety regulators, has told the Obama administration it sees no reason for new public scrutiny of recalls affecting more than 10 million vehicles....More
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    Mazda Expands Takata Airbag Recall  

    The automaker a year ago recalled more than 328,000 cars with potentially defective Takata airbags, and has added nearly 117,000 Mazda6 and RX-8 models to the action....More
  • Jun 4, 2015
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    Hang Up and Drive – And Get Off My Lawn 13

    When I see a vehicle drifting into my lane, or someone else’s lane, or over a curb on a busy street, or if an aimless vehicle corrects abruptly at the last second to avoid a fire hydrant, I glance at the driver and see that he or she is looking at a device instead of the road....More
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    UPDATE 2-Honda expands air bag recall after Takata complies with U.S. order  

    (Adds expanded recalls in United States, Canada) By Chang-Ran Kim 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. Honda, Japan's third-biggest automaker, disclosed the recall in filings in Tokyo and Washington....More
  • Newswire

    UPDATE 1-Takata faces questions over air bag fix as recalls expand  

    * Air bags can explode too forcefully, spewing shrapnel * Do Takata's replacement inflators address root cause? * Takata says confident new air bags are safe * Regulators, automakers pursue separate probes of issue (Adds details on Takata's independent quality assurance panel, paragraph 7) By Ben Klayman...More
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    Mazda, Mitsubishi Expand Takata Airbag Recall  

    Mitsubishi and Mazda are expanding their recalls of vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbag inflators to 512,000 and 112,000 units, respectively....More
  • Newswire

    NHTSA Studying Reports of Coil-Spring Flaws in Nissan Cars  

    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....More
  • Newswire

    Toyota Global Airbag Recall Includes 637,000 U.S. Vehicles  

    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....More
  • Newswire

    Latest Airbag-Related Recall May Hurt Honda's Japan Sales, Exec Says  

    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."...More
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    UPDATE 2-Honda adds to Takata air bag recalls; global tally now around 36 mln  

    * Honda recalls close to another 4.9 mln vehicles * Daihatsu recalls nearly 260,000 of its cars * Takata shares close down 5.4 pct (Recasts, adds details, context) By Maki Shiraki and Mari Saito 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....More
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    Takata Won't Reserve Cash for Future Airbag Recalls, CFO Says  

    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....More
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    UPDATE 2-Japan's 3 top carmakers to expand Takata air bag recalls by millions  

    (Changes slug, recasts, adds details, context) By Chang-Ran Kim and Mari Saito TOKYO, May 13 (Reuters) - Japan's three biggest carmakers said on Wednesday they would expand a huge global recall triggered by potentially fatal air bags made by Takata Corp , saying they were taking back millions of vehicles worldwide for investigation. Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan Motor Co said they were recalling some 6.5 million vehicles globally, while Honda Motor Co Ltd said it would follow suit, without giving further details....More
  • Newswire

    Most Midsize SUVs Fail IIHS Crash Test  

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says of seven vehicles subjected to its small-overlap front-crash test, only the Nissan Murano and Jeep Wrangler earned a "good" rating, while the Ford Flex was rated "acceptable" and the rest "marginal" or "poor."...More
  • May 7, 2015
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    We Lose by Waiting on Autonomous Cars 4

    Automakers are waiting for someone to tell them who is going to be held liable if a self-driving car crashes. They will be liable. Start figuring out how to deal with it....More
  • Newswire

    NHTSA Probes Possible Fire Risk From FCA Recall Repair  

    NHTSA says it has received eight reports of fires in Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs following repairs made under a 2014 recall over a potential electrical defect....More
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