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US: Takata is not off the hook yet

US: Takata is not off the hook yet

The Japanese auto safety supplier Takata is going through a major crisis because of its problematic airbag inflators – and the US auto safety regulators now have both good and bad news. Since 2008 the Japanese auto parts manufacturer and eleven of its automotive partners have recalled millions of potentially […]

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 […]

Takata still has no root cause for the airbag defect

Takata still has no root cause for the airbag defect

Japan’s auto safety parts manufacturer, Takata Corp., has released an update of its work to the US auto safety regulator on the progress with the airbag recall campaigns, part of the agreement signed in May. Back in May the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration required the Tokyo-based Takata to […]

Takata increases lobby spending amid pressure from regulators

Takata increases lobby spending amid pressure from regulators

Japan’s auto safety supplier Takata Corp. has lifted expenses directed towards US federal lobbying by 22 percent during the second quarter as it sought to thwart the massive recall attention from regulators and lawmakers. Since 2008, Takata has recalled tens of millions of cars worldwide because of potentially defective airbag […]

Recall roundup: Dodge Charger for airbag problems

Recall roundup: Dodge Charger for airbag problems

FCA has issued a recall for several Dodge Charger vehicles because of a problem with their airbags. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 284,153 units of the Dodge Charger vehicles which are affected by this condition. The NHTSA says that in these cars, […]

Recall roundup: RAM trucks for airbag problems

Recall roundup: RAM trucks for airbag problems

FCA has recently issued a recall for several RAM vehicles because of a problem with their airbags. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 667,406 units affected by this problem and their owners will have to schedule a meeting with the dealers in order […]

Recall roundup: Subaru Impreza for airbag issues

Recall roundup: Subaru Impreza for airbag issues

Certain units of the Subaru Impreza are subjected to a recall because of a problem with their airbags. Owners of the 2012 model year Subaru Impreza four-door sedan and station wagons, except for the WRX / STI models, will have to take a trip back to the dealers. According to […]