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Japan: Takata crisis could affect vehicle maintenance procedures


The auto safety parts maker Takata Corp. has been involved in a mounting global safety crisis that has affected millions of cars in its home country as well, and its flawed airbags might spur changes to the country’s maintenance procedures. The automakers in Japan are currently discussing whether car owners should from now on regularly replace the chemicals used to inflate ...
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