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Honda taps US engineering company Exponent to investigate Takata airbags


Honda Motor, the third largest Japanese automaker, has asked Exponent, a US-based engineering consulting company, to probe the root cause of Takata-produced airbag inflators that can explode with too much force. Exponent is the engineering firm that larger Japanese rival Toyota Motor Corp. also hired back in 2010, when the largest automaker in the world was also engulfed in a massive ...
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Recall roundup: Honda vehicles for Takata airbag problems
Honda has announced a recall recently for several of its vehicles because of the Takata airbag inflators problems. According to the car manufacturer, more than 100,000 vehicles will be affected by ...
US: well-known lawyer among the leaders of Takata airbag lawsuits
David Boies, an attorney famous for losing the US Supreme Court suit over the 2000 Bush v. Gore presidential election and for helping gay marriage legalization in California, is among ...
US: regulator leader saying Takata has become more forthcoming
Japan’s Takata Corp., the auto safety parts suppliers caught in a global auto safety crisis, has become now more forthcoming with US regulators after the latter imposed a daily $14,000 ...
US: NHTSA could use unprecedented measures to speed up Takata recalls
The US auto safety regulator has recently announced it could make use of procedures that were never exercised to hasten the replacement process of the flawed Takata-produced airbags. The National Highway ...
Aerospace company tapped by carmakers to run Takata airbag tests
Orbital ATK has been selected recently by a group of 10 automakers to run their ongoing testing procedures in an investigation that seeks to find the root cause of the ...
Takata investors worried after Honda backs out of financial help
Takata Corp., the auto safety supplier involved in a global crisis over defective airbags, has taken a hit after Honda Motor, the third largest Japanese automaker and its biggest client ...
Takata to lift replacement inflator production to 900,000 units a month
Japan’s Takata Corp., the auto safety parts supplier at the center of a global auto safety crisis is stepping up efforts to meet a massive backlog on orders for replacements ...
Takata expects more losses for the current fiscal year
Japan’s Takata Corp. the auto safety parts supplier at the center of a global auto safety recall scandal has forecasted it would incur higher than anticipated losses during the fiscal ...
Automakers want engineering firm and former US regulator to direct Takata airbag investigation
The consortium of ten affected automakers mulls the hiring of an independent engineering company and a former top US auto safety regulator for a probe that seeks to find why ...

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