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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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    Latest Takata Airbag Recall Covers 135,000 Cars in Japan  

    Some 135,000 Honda vehicles are being added to the 2.6 million already under recall in Japan to replace Takata airbags that can explode and spray shrapnel into the car, 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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    Airbag Crisis Puts Takata in No-Win Situation  

    Takata may be seeking to avoid legal liability by rejecting U.S. regulators' demand that it replace its airbag inflators in vehicles sold across the U.S., but experts say the Japanese supplier's lack of transparency puts it at even greater risk....More
  • Dec 2, 2014

    Coming to an EV Near You: Multi-Speed Transmissions

    A ZF executive says he expects 3- or 4-speed transmissions to be available in electric vehicles within five or six years. The new gearboxes could extend range some 20%....More
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    Report Says Takata Will Expand Regional U.S. Recall  

    Japan's Nikkei business daily says Takata is preparing to obey U.S. regulators' order to conduct a nationwide recall of cars fitted with the supplier's potentially lethal airbags....More
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    Japanese Government Task Force Will Address Airbag Recalls  

    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....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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    Japanese Government Orders Takata to Investigate Airbag Issue  

    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....More
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    Takata VP Testifies Before U.S. Senate About Airbag Replacement Delays  

    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....More
  • Newswire

    TRW Shareholders OK Takeover by ZF  

    Of the 81% of shareholders controlling TRW's equity capital, 79% approved the $12.4 billion takeover by ZF, another major automotive supplier....More
  • Newswire

    NHTSA Comes Under Fire in Takata Airbag Investigation  

    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....More
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    Legislation Would Encourage Auto Employees to Report Defective Parts  

    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....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
  • Newswire

    Top NHTSA Official Among Witnesses in U.S. Senate Airbag Hearing  

    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....More
  • Newswire

    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

    UPDATE 6-Takata says it is subject of U.S. criminal probe on air bags  

    * Company says subpoena received from federal grand jury * Honda discloses air bag-related death in Malaysia * Pregnant woman driver died after hit by air bag shrapnel * Honda recalls 170,000 more cars globally (Adds detail on new Mexico production lines, Malaysian fatality) By Maki Shiraki and Mari Saito...More

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