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Takata debacle puts GM’s mishaps under the shade


The year started off incredibly hard for General Motors, after a February recall that led to lawsuits, a total rethink of the approach on safety and a record number of recalls. It looks like it’s finishing worse, with a Japanese supplier making the US automaker look like an “angel” in comparison. The General Motors recall that should have been done at ...
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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 ...
NHTSA expects Takata airbags to be replaced slowly
Although the Japanese auto safety supplier has said it constantly increased the pace of producing replacement airbag kits for the vehicles being recalled globally, the US safety regulator says the ...
US: Takata increasing production of airbag inflator replacement kits
The Japanese auto safety parts supplier has told the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration it’s struggling to raise production of airbag inflator replacement kits – but it will need ...
US: largest auto retailer stops selling Takata-equipped cars
AutoNation Inc, the biggest US auto retail group has decided to cease sales of cars that have been equipped with Takata-produced airbags, following NHTSA's notice that almost 8 million cars ...
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 ...
Takata and the automakers – will the ties last?
A Japanese supplier, Takata Corp. has become world famous because of its involvement into a huge recall scandal that covered airbags with potentially defective inflators installed in models of numerous ...
Takata’s faulty airbags used odd explosive
Airbags have been designed to save lives – but as recent recalls show, one company could unfortunately have produced airbags that do the exact opposite – causing harm and even ...
Carlos Ghosn sees industry wide recalls mounting
The chief executive officer of the Renault – Nissan alliance is warning buyers that auto recalls would increase their number as the producers try to address quickly any quality issue ...
NHTSA tries and fails to keep drivers informed about Takata airbag debacle
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a public warning about the potential hazard represented by driving cars equipped with Takata airbags in areas with high humidity. The federal regulator issued ...

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