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Bankrupt Takata Airbags Still Around

Takata’s lethally defective airbags proved to be the company’s undoing Monday. But it could take years to get the dangerous devices off the road in the U.S. and around the world. Crushed by lawsuits, fines and recall costs, the Japanese …

Several Automakers Settle Takata Airbag Suit

Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW have reached a proposed settlement that would compensate owners of 15.8 million vehicles for money they lost due to the massive recall of Takata airbags. In documents filed Thursday with a federal court in Miami, …

Recalled Takata Airbags Being Installed in Used Cars

A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government’s efforts to get dangerous Takata airbag inflators off the road: There’s nothing that prevents the devices from being taken from wrecked cars and reused. …

Takata Airbag Recall of 42M Cars Needs to Move More Quickly

The U.S. government is trying to get automakers to move faster to fix 42 million vehicles that are being recalled because of potentially deadly Takata airbag inflators. Expressing renewed concern about the pace of the recall, which is the largest …

Honda Audit Reveals Takata Engineers Manipulated Airbag Test Data

Takata Corp., the airbag supplier behind the industry’s largest ever recall, routinely manipulated results of airbag inflator tests reported to Honda Motor Co., according to an ongoing audit commissioned by the parts maker and its biggest customer. Takata engineers removed …

Japan Woman Injured by Airbag Settles With Takata

A woman injured by a faulty Takata Corp. airbag has settled her case and withdrawn her complaint, Japanese media reported Wednesday. The case was filed May and was the first in Japan related to the unfolding massive global recall due …

Takata Will Likely Recall an Additional 35-40M Airbag Inflators

Under pressure from U.S. regulators, Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata Corp is expected to announce that it is recalling 35 million to 40 million additional inflators in U.S. vehicles, three sources briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. The expanded recall …

Auto Safety Agency Counts 85M Unrecalled Takata Inflators in U.S.

About 85 million Takata airbag inflators that haven’t been recalled are inside cars and trucks now being driven in the U.S. and would have to be replaced if the company can’t prove they are safe, the government said Wednesday. The …

U.S. Agency Won’t Consider Takata Impact in Recall Decisions

The chief U.S. auto safety agency says it won’t take Takata Corp.’s financial viability into account when it decides whether to expand further the largest-ever auto safety recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will focus solely on safety, as …

Takata Placing Worst-Case Recall Costs at $24B

Takata Corp., the supplier behind the auto industry’s biggest recall ever, estimated that a comprehensive callback of its airbag inflators would total about 2.7 trillion yen ($24 billion), according to a person familiar with the matter. The shares plunged to …