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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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    Takata Heightens Supplier Scrutiny Amid Airbag Crisis  

    Responding to a global recall of more than 20 million vehicles equipped with airbags that can explode, a defect blamed in five deaths, Takata is stepping up the pace of quality inspections at its key suppliers....More
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    Honda Expands Takata Airbag-Related Recall  

    The Japanese automaker is recalling about 400,000 vehicles globally in what it calls a precautionary measure to replace Takata-manufactured airbag inflators that may explode, a defect linked to five deaths....More
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    REFILE-Mazda expands recall for US cars with Takata passenger air bags  

    (Fixes verb tense in second paragraph.) DETROIT, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Mazda Motor Corp said on Thursday it will expand to additional states its recall of vehicles with Takata Corp passenger-side air bags after U.S. regulators requested it. Mazda was among 10 automakers that began in June to conduct regional recalls of vehicles with passenger-side front-seat air bags supplied by Takata, at the request of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration....More
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    Korean Suppliers to Plead Guilty in U.S. Bid-Rigging Case  

    The U.S. Justice Department says parts makers Continental Automotive Electronics and Continental Automotive Korea will pay a $4 million fine for rigging bids for parts sold to automakers Hyundai and Kia....More
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    BMW May Replace Takata Airbags in Older 3-Series Models  

    The German automaker is deciding whether to expand a recall of vehicles equipped with potentially deadly Takata airbags to include older-generation 3-Series models....More
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    Three Chinese Automakers Recall 559,882 Cars  

    Automakers Great Wall, Brilliance and Chery are recalling vehicles equipped with faulty fuel pumps made by one of German parts maker Robert Bosch's Chinese joint ventures....More
  • Newswire

    Chrysler to Replace Takata Airbag Inflators  

    The automaker has notified federal safety regulators that it will begin replacing potentially defective Takata airbag inflators in more than 371,000 U.S. vehicles in early December....More
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    NHTSA Probes Honda Handling of Takata Airbag Defects  

    The regulator is investigating whether Honda, one of 10 global automakers that have recalled millions of vehicles with defective Takata airbags, properly reported deaths or injuries in any of its vehicles equipped with the possibly faulty devices....More
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    Takata Still on Board as Honda Supplier, Exec Says  

    Senior Managing Officer Yoshihary Yamamoto, who also is Honda's R&D chief, says the automaker will continue doing business with Takata, although its defective airbags have prompted a recall affecting 5 million of its vehicles....More
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