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US: number of road deaths is up this year

US: number of road deaths is up this year

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it estimates the number of deaths on the road to go up 9.5% in the first three months of this year, to around 7,500 deceased persons. Moreover, the growth is three times as much as the additional driving people in the […]

US: 10 carmakers sued for deadly keyless ignitions

US: 10 carmakers sued for deadly keyless ignitions

Ten of the biggest automakers out there were sued on Wednesday by U.S. consumers who claim that the carmakers hid the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in more than 5 millions which have keyless ignitions, leading to 13 deaths. The complaint was filed in federal court in Los Angeles and […]

Toyota is testing alternative air-bag inflators to Takata

Toyota is testing alternative air-bag inflators to Takata

Toyota Motor Corp announced that it is testing at the moment air-bag inflators produced by Autoliv and Nippon Kayaku Co as a possible alternative for the potential lethal parts provided by their supplier and customer satisfaction ruiner, Takata Corp. A spokeswoman for Japan’s biggest carmaker stated that the company is […]

Takata summoned by senators to recall all cars

Takata summoned by senators to recall all cars

Trouble doesn’t seem to steer away from Takata. The Japanese auto parts maker is being called on by two U.S. senators to recall all the vehicles that use their air bags after a side air bag canister from a 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan exploded two weeks ago. According to the Associated […]

Japan to reach airbag replacement shortfall

Japan to reach airbag replacement shortfall

While the country is home to Takata Corp., the safety auto parts producer at the heart of a global safety crisis, Japan could actually be hit by a shortfall in the supply of replacement airbag kits. The country has seen carmakers that were Takata clients recall 9.8 million autos as […]