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Japan: tests show Takata airbags not involved in recalls can still rupture


Automakers could soon be forced to expand even more their recalls of Takata Corp airbags – already tied to five deaths – as the Japanese transportation ministry said an airbag manufactured by the supplier and fitted into an un-related vehicle ruptured. Masato Sahashi, a ministry official, briefed reporters in Tokyo on the issue yesterday, saying that and airbag from a 2003 ...
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