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US: NHTSA increases Takata airbags’ recall total to almost 8 million vehicles


In just a few days, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has counted a massive tally of vehicles from several brands that need to visit the dealerships to change potentially defective airbags made by Japan’s Takata Corp. The federal auto safety regulator has also issued a notice, urging owners of affected vehicles to undertake the necessary action immediately, as some ...
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Report – Takata officials under investigation by US prosecutors
According to a report coming from The Wall Street Journal, the federal prosecutors have opened a probe to see whether Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp’s executives withheld information from ...
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The German based automaker Volkswagen has recently issued a recall for 1.14 million cars in China and the United States because of a problem with the rear suspension. According to the ...
US: NHTSA website crashed by motorists concerned over Takata airbag recalls
The drivers that entered the US recall-search website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration were aiming to find out if their vehicle was involved in the latest string of ...
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Recall roundup: Toyota vehicles for Takata airbag inflators
The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced a recall for 247,000 vehicles because of the Takata airbag inflators problem. The newest carmaker to be affected by the Takata airbag inflators ...
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Yesterday the program designed to compensate the victims of accidents linked to GM’ ignition switch defect issued its weekly update, in which the fatalities toll has risen again, to 29. The ...



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