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Is survivability at stake for Takata after record recall?

Is survivability at stake for Takata after record recall?

Japan’s Takata Corp. has recently announced the historic recall of almost 34 million vehicle equipped with the supplier’s potentially deadly airbag inflators – the biggest ever safety campaign for a singular defect across the US auto industry. The automotive industry is, unlike other sectors, very protective of its companies – […]

Takata details airbag testing led to 265 rupture cases

Takata details airbag testing led to 265 rupture cases

Japanese auto safety parts manufacturer Takaat Corp., at the center of a worldwide crisis of record proportions because of potentially defective airbag inflators, has disclosed in front of US auto safety regulators that it had 265 ruptures during testing. Takata, US auto safety regulators and a consortium established by the […]

Takata woes are far from over as recalls mount

Takata woes are far from over as recalls mount

Japan’s Takata Corp., the auto safety supplier at the center of a mounting recall crisis has been hit by a large amount of safety campaigns this week, after Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Daihatsu recalled millions of more cars. The recent string of recalls has taken the safety crisis to a […]

Jeep Cherokee recall expanded

Jeep Cherokee recall expanded

FCA has officially announced the expanding of the airbag software update for the Jeep Cherokee and this is bringing the total number of affected Cherokees to a whole new level. According to the North American based automaker, the Jeep Cherokee recall is now covering 68,593 more units worldwide, from the […]

Takata’s airbag recall and its complexity

Takata’s airbag recall and its complexity

In the US alone, more than 17 million vehicles have been called back into service to fix a potentially fatal defect that concerns airbags produced by Japan’s safety auto parts supplier Takata. Everybody knows by now about the issue – after all it’s the second large auto safety scandal that […]

Recall roundup: MINI vehicles for airbag problems

Recall roundup: MINI vehicles for airbag problems

MINI has issued a recall recently for the Cooper models because of a problem with their airbags. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 91,800 units of the supermini which have been affected by this recall. The issue has been noticed in the front […]