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After Toyota official, a Honda executive also backs Takata


Japanese auto safety systems suppliers Takata Corp. has come to widespread attention because of its ongoing debacle with airbags manufactured between 2000 and 2007. Over the past years, millions of cars have been recalled because airbag inflators were defective and could potentially explode and send metal shrapnel and debris flying at high velocity through the cabin. The NHTSA has said the ...
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