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Aerospace company tapped by carmakers to run Takata airbag tests


Orbital ATK has been selected recently by a group of 10 automakers to run their ongoing testing procedures in an investigation that seeks to find the root cause of the Takata airbag issues. The ten automakers have been involved in the massive recalls that started back in 2008 due to Takata’s airbag inflator problems – they tend to explode with too ...
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US regulator orders Takata to preserve airbags for lawsuits, investigations
Yesterday the NHTSA, the US auto safety regulator ordered Japan’s Takata Corp to save all airbag inflators that have been taken out of cars after the recall process is completed ...
US: NHTSA imposes fine of $14 K each day to Japan’s Takata
Japanese auto safety parts supplier Takata Corp. is likely on the same path as General Motors was just a year ago – on its way to a record-breaking US regulator ...
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Land Rover has recently issued a recall for several Range Rover vehicles because of a problem with the front passenger seat airbag. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there ...
Takata investors worried after Honda backs out of financial help
Takata Corp., the auto safety supplier involved in a global crisis over defective airbags, has taken a hit after Honda Motor, the third largest Japanese automaker and its biggest client ...
Takata to lift replacement inflator production to 900,000 units a month
Japan’s Takata Corp., the auto safety parts supplier at the center of a global auto safety crisis is stepping up efforts to meet a massive backlog on orders for replacements ...
Automakers want engineering firm and former US regulator to direct Takata airbag investigation
The consortium of ten affected automakers mulls the hiring of an independent engineering company and a former top US auto safety regulator for a probe that seeks to find why ...
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Jeep has issued a recall for the Cherokee SUVs because of a problem with the vehicles’ airbag systems. The Jeep Cherokee is the subject of a recall which has been announced ...
Automakers still have trouble fixing the life-saving airbag
You might not believe it, but it’s true. What should be a life-saving technology might not work properly even after it was initially fixed. This is what US auto safety ...
US: Houston accident with driver fatality linked to Takata airbags
Japan’s third largest automaker, Honda Motor, announced on Thursday that a person driving a 2002 Accord was killed in a traffic accident last week in a Houston suburb and the ...

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