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NHTSA increases scrutiny over Takata airbag issue


The US auto safety regulator has moved to order the Japanese auto safety parts supplier to provide further documents and give new testimonies under oath in regards to the government’s investigation on defective airbag inflators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been criticized for acting slow lately on discovering auto safety defects, and even faced a US congress hearing about ...
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