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    Toyota, Nissan Expanding Takata Airbag Recall Globally  

    The Japanese automakers are recalling an additional 3.2 million vehicles following supplier Takata's agreement with U.S. regulators' order to declare more airbag inflators defective....More
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    UPDATE 1-Takata faces questions over air bag fix as recalls expand  

    * Air bags can explode too forcefully, spewing shrapnel * Do Takata's replacement inflators address root cause? * Takata says confident new air bags are safe * Regulators, automakers pursue separate probes of issue (Adds details on Takata's independent quality assurance panel, paragraph 7) By Ben Klayman...More
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    Study Warns of Car Connectivity Overload  

    The report by Machina Research recommends careful design and management of local networks that manage navigation and collision-avoidance systems in connected cars....More
  • Newswire

    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
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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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    NHTSA Probes Possible Fire Risk From FCA Recall Repair  

    NHTSA says it has received eight reports of fires in Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs following repairs made under a 2014 recall over a potential electrical defect....More


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