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    Japan Auto Lobby Awaits Takata Report  

    Japan Automobile Manufacturers Assn. Chairman Fumihiko Ike, whose group is conducting one of several probes of Takata airbag defects, says he expects a report from any of several teams of investigators by year-end....More
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    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
  • Newswire

    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
  • Newswire

    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

    Honda Hires Engineering Firm to Study Takata Airbag Defect  

    Honda's hiring of the Exponent engineering consultancy is separate from an investigation commissioned by it and nine other automakers to probe the cause of potentially lethal ruptures in Takata airbags....More
  • Feb 27, 2015
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    Of Humvees and Heroes: Aluminum, Steel Do Battle

    A key issue in the aluminum-vs.-steel standoff is strength. Each side is playing the military and, by extension, the patriotism card. The message is that if it’s strong enough to protect soldiers in combat, then it’s strong enough, and safe enough, for you and everybody in your truck....More
  • Newswire

    Takata Accelerating Replacement Airbag Inflator Output  

    The supplier is producing 450,000 replacements a month for airbag inflators that can explode with excessive force and spray metal fragments, a defect linked to at least six deaths....More
  • Newswire

    BMW Hooking Up With Local Suppliers for India Production  

    The German automaker's new partnerships with seven domestic suppliers will raise the share of localization at its Chennai plant to about 50%....More
  • Newswire

    Takata Airbag Recalls Cut Into Honda Profit Forecast  

    The automaker is scaling back its core profit forecast 6.5% to ¥720 billion for the year ending March 31 as it sets aside an extra ¥50 billion to cover recalls of cars equipped with faulty Takata airbag....More
  • Newswire

    BMW Takata Airbag Recall in U.S. Extended Nationwide  

    The German automaker tells federal regulators it will recall about 140,000 3-Series vehicles from the 2004 to 2006 model years equipped with potentially defective Takata airbags....More
  • Newswire

    FCA US Goes Global With Takata Airbag Recall  

    The former Chrysler Group will recall 3.3 million older cars with potentially dangerous defects in Takata-produced driver's-side airbags....More
  • Newswire

    Ford Recalling 502,000 Mustangs With Takata Airbags  

    The automaker is recalling 502,500 Mustangs and Ford GT sports cars sold outside the high-humidity areas that supplier Takata said could increase the chances of its airbag inflators to malfunction....More
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    Honda Recalling 500,000-Plus Cars in China With Takata Airbags  

    More than 85% of the 569,769 cars being recalled due to potentially defective airbags are Accord models built between May 2002 and December 2007 by the Japanese automaker's joint venture with Guangzhou Automobile Group....More
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