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  • Newswire

    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
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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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    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
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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
  • Newswire

    Apple Wants Battery Maker's Lawsuit Quashed  

    Apple and five former A123 Systems engineers were sued in February by the battery maker, which accuses the technology titan of hiring engineers who could contribute to development of an electric car....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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    Airbag Inflator Maker Moves Up Construction Plan  

    Japan-based Daicel moves up its timetable for building a second U.S. plant to early 2016 to meet demand for inflators from sources other than the potentially deadly devices made by Takata....More
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