Suppliers http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53468/more en Japanese Government Task Force Will Address Airbag Recalls http://wardsauto.com/japanese-government-task-force-will-address-airbag-recalls <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Transport Ministry has set up the task force handling airbag-related recalls, and is urging automakers to step up the pace of replacing potentially defective airbag inflators made by supplier Takata. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/japanese-government-task-force-will-address-airbag-recalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Politics Airbags Safety Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:03:00 +0000 1166541 at http://wardsauto.com Korean Suppliers to Plead Guilty in U.S. Bid-Rigging Case http://wardsauto.com/korean-suppliers-plead-guilty-us-bid-rigging-case <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">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.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/korean-suppliers-plead-guilty-us-bid-rigging-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific South Korea Politics Laws/Law Enforcement OE-Supplier Relations Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:44:00 +0000 1166431 at http://wardsauto.com Japanese Government Orders Takata to Investigate Airbag Issue http://wardsauto.com/japanese-government-orders-takata-investigate-airbag-issue <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Transport Minister Akihiro Ohta, departing from the usual practice of relying on automakers to report safety-related incidents and issue recalls, directs Takata to investigate defective airbags in cars sold globally and inform the government. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/japanese-government-orders-takata-investigate-airbag-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Politics Airbags Safety Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:09:00 +0000 1164941 at http://wardsauto.com Takata VP Testifies Before U.S. Senate About Airbag Replacement Delays http://wardsauto.com/takata-vp-testifies-us-senate-about-airbag-replacement-delays <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Hiroshi Shimizu, the supplier's vice president for global quality assurance, tells U.S. senators it may not be able to act quickly enough to replace potentially deadly airbags in some 16 million vehicles gold globally.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-vp-testifies-us-senate-about-airbag-replacement-delays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. World Politics Airbags Safety Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:44:00 +0000 1164911 at http://wardsauto.com TRW Shareholders OK Takeover by ZF http://wardsauto.com/trw-shareholders-ok-takeover-zf <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Of the 81% of shareholders controlling TRW's equity capital, 79% approved the $12.4 billion takeover by ZF, another major automotive supplier.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/trw-shareholders-ok-takeover-zf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe North America U.S. Germany Finance Global Sources Globalization Restructuring Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:15:00 +0000 1164221 at http://wardsauto.com NHTSA Comes Under Fire in Takata Airbag Investigation http://wardsauto.com/nhtsa-comes-under-fire-takata-airbag-investigation <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The safety agency says it told Takata additional documents regarding the 2009 death of a Virginia woman killed by an exploding airbag made by the supplier weren't necessary because it had just closed its investigation.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nhtsa-comes-under-fire-takata-airbag-investigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Airbags National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:00:00 +0000 1164241 at http://wardsauto.com Legislation Would Encourage Auto Employees to Report Defective Parts http://wardsauto.com/legislation-would-encourage-auto-employees-report-defective-parts <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. John Thune says the bill is meant to "incentivize whistleblowers" in the auto industry to provide information about faulty parts not previously known to government regulators. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/legislation-would-encourage-auto-employees-report-defective-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers North America U.S. Politics Department of Transportation (DOT) Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Safety Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1164071 at http://wardsauto.com BMW May Replace Takata Airbags in Older 3-Series Models http://wardsauto.com/bmw-may-replace-takata-airbags-older-3-series-models <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">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.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-may-replace-takata-airbags-older-3-series-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Airbags OE-Supplier Relations Safety Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:22:00 +0000 1162881 at http://wardsauto.com Top NHTSA Official Among Witnesses in U.S. Senate Airbag Hearing http://wardsauto.com/top-nhtsa-official-among-witnesses-us-senate-airbag-hearing <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Senate Commerce Committee hearing into defective airbags made by Takata will include testimony by NHTSA Deputy Administrator David Freidman, a Honda North America executive and an as-yet unnamed official with the Japanese supplier.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/top-nhtsa-official-among-witnesses-us-senate-airbag-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Airbags Laws/Law Enforcement Safety Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:14:00 +0000 1161521 at http://wardsauto.com Lincoln Black Label MKC and MKZ http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-black-label-mkc-and-mkz <div class="node-body gallery-body">Each time a Lincoln vehicle is all-new, such as the next-generation Navigator now in the pipeline, a Black Label version will be offered.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-black-label-mkc-and-mkz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-black-label-mkc-and-mkz#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Lincoln Sales & Marketing 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Future Products Instrument Panel Materials Product Development Seats Vehicle Interiors Wheels Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:07:00 +0000 1160581 at http://wardsauto.com