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85 million more Takata airbags might be recalled in the US

85 million more Takata airbags might be recalled in the US

US safety regulators said this week that the recall scale around Takata’s defective airbags could soon reach another dimension. Reuters reported in February that US auto safety regulators were examining whether an additional 70 million to 90 million airbags may endanger drivers. And this week, the National Highway Traffic Safety […]

Takata seeks money to pay for the airbag crisis

Takata seeks money to pay for the airbag crisis

Takata is in some serious financial predicament over its faulty airbags and it is reportedly looking for a partner who can help the supplier pay for the massive recalls. There have been tens of millions of faulty airbags made by Takata recalled so far, but the scale of this major […]

New death linked to Takata’s faulty airbags

New death linked to Takata’s faulty airbags

The US regulators confirmed this week that a Honda driver was recently killed by a Takata exploding airbag which was deployed during a crash. Yet another tragic incident happened because of Takata’s defective inflators, as a 17-year-old driver of a recalled 2002 Honda Civic was killed last month during a […]

Takata’s airbag crisis could cost up to $24 billion

Takata’s airbag crisis could cost up to $24 billion

The massive global safety recall triggered by Takata’s defective inflators will definitely prove to be a very costly business for everyone involved, Bloomberg reports. The explosive and deadly inflators made by Takata affected so far approximately 23 million vehicles and fourteen automakers in the United States, while more than 29 […]

BMW asks for more time to replace some defective airbags

BMW asks for more time to replace some defective airbags

BMW have asked and received an extension from the US safety agency of a previous deadline to replace some defective Takata airbags, as the replacement ones could also fail. The Munich-based premium automaker has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it will not be able to meet its […]

Chinese auto supplier could take advantage of Takata’s struggle

Chinese auto supplier could take advantage of Takata’s struggle

A Chinese company plans to grab the opportunity opened by the Takata’s airbag crisis by stepping upfront in the automotive parts business. Many major automakers have already terminated the partnership with Takata, announcing they are no longer buying its inflators. The global airbag crisis in which the Japanese supplier is […]

Toyota extends recall over Takata’s airbags

Toyota extends recall over Takata’s airbags

The Japanese automaker announced this week that it was forced to call back to dealers another 331,200 cars, because of the potentially defective airbags made by Takata. There are around 29 million cars affected so far only in the United States by the explosive inflators and, in all, as many […]

Mazda expands recall over Takata airbags

Mazda expands recall over Takata airbags

The Japanese automaker said it has been forced to recall around 1.9 million vehicles worldwide over the faulty airbags made by Takata. Mazda Motor announced on Friday it has to expand the safety recall campaign over the deadly airbags manufactured by Takata. The automaker said that 1.5 million vehicles have […]

Daimler, VW, Audi recall nearly 1.7 million vehicles in US over Takata airbags concerns

Daimler, VW, Audi recall nearly 1.7 million vehicles in US over Takata airbags concerns

The German carmakers said this week they decided to recall around 1.7 million cars in the United States as a precautionary measure, due to potentially defective Takata airbag inflators. Lately, recalls over Takata’s defective airbags are emerging on a weekly basis, as automakers are being forced to take precautionary measures […]

Takata to present restructuring plan, sources say

Takata to present restructuring plan, sources say

The Japanese supplier plans to reorganize its structure preparing to propose a plan in this direction to automakers in early May, sources told Bloomberg. With Honda announcing this week another massive recall due to Takata’s faulty airbags, the pressure on the Japanese automotive supplier is over the edge, as this […]