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Report – Honda taps Takata rival for Accord airbags


According to company sources that have knowledge of the carmaker’s strategy, Japan’s third largest automaker, Honda Motor, has decided against using airbags from the crisis-stricken Takata Corp for the upcoming North American revision of the Accord sedan. This is the automaker’s top-selling model and it seems the company is trying to play “safe” (pun intended) when it comes to the airbag ...
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A recently formed panel that was tasked to investigate Japan’s Takata Corp. has announced that it would primarily focus on the company’s manufacturing quality lapses. The leader of the audit, Samuel ...
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Autoliv Inc., the world’s largest supplier of airbags and auto safety related products has announce it would move to produce up to 25 million replacement airbags in order to support ...
Japan: authorities mulling safety law upgrades due to Takata’s airbag woes
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Honda boss ready to shake down development, quality and suppliers
Honda Motor Co’s President Takanobu Ito, who leads the third largest Japanese automaker, has announced that last year’s record recalls call for swift action, including the analysis of its operations ...
US: Honda agrees to pay $70 million for underreporting accidents
Honda Motor, Japan’s third largest automaker and the biggest client of Takata Corp., the auto supplier entrenched in a global auto safety crisis over defective airbags, is going to pay ...
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Takata management change leads to family control over growing crisis
Japanese auto safety parts supplier Takata Corp. is at the center of a growing auto safety crisis and that finally showed internally – with the company’s president stepping down last ...
Takata’s president gets the axe in wake of recall crisis
Japan’s Takata Corp, the auto safety parts maker involved in the massive airbag recall crisis, has announced that its president – rather recently appointed Stefan Stocker, would give up the ...

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