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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 a notice urging all vehicle owners of the affected models – around 8 million vehicles today from Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, BMW, Chrysler, GM and Ford – to bring ...
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After Toyota official, a Honda executive also backs Takata
Japanese auto safety systems suppliers Takata Corp. has come to widespread attention because of its ongoing debacle with airbags manufactured between 2000 and 2007. Over the past years, millions of cars ...
Takata gets support from Toyota official
A senior Toyota official has expressed support for the Japanese auto parts supplier Takata, involved in a massive debacle over the production of airbags that inflate with too much force. US ...
US: NHTSA increases Takata airbags’ recall total to almost 8 million vehicles
In just a few days, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has counted a massive tally of vehicles from several brands that need to visit the dealerships to change ...
Report – Takata officials under investigation by US prosecutors
According to a report coming from The Wall Street Journal, the federal prosecutors have opened a probe to see whether Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp’s executives withheld information from ...
US: NHTSA website crashed by motorists concerned over Takata airbag recalls
The drivers that entered the US recall-search website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration were aiming to find out if their vehicle was involved in the latest string of ...
GM to advise Pontiac, Saab owners against having front passengers
The largest US automaker, General Motors, plans to rally to Toyota’s request to disallow front rides in certain car models, affected by the recall campaigns stemming from the defective Takata ...
US: Takata airbag problems mount and so does the lawsuit count
Japanese auto safety parts supplier Takata has become world famous for the problems created by its airbags, a piece of technology that was supposed to save lives, not endanger them ...
Recall roundup: Toyota vehicles for Takata airbag inflators
The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced a recall for 247,000 vehicles because of the Takata airbag inflators problem. The newest carmaker to be affected by the Takata airbag inflators ...
Takata shares see record drop on mounting recalls
You could have never heard about Takata today unless you were deeply involved in the auto making business. But, recalls do have a way of putting companies in the spotlight. The ...

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