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US: Takata and automakers hit with lawsuits over airbag debacle


Japanese auto safety supplier Takata and its automotive clients have been sued by US drivers that own affected vehicles, claiming the companies tricked them into buying unsafe cars. The lawsuits have been filed in federal courts by numerous buyers or leasers of cars from ten automakers as the NHTSA issued a public notice for owners of almost 8 million vehicles to ...
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A lawsuit filed by the family of a Georgia woman that lost her life in an accident linked to the ignition switch recall has been set in motion after the ...
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