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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 Victims Want $1B Settlement Delayed

People injured by Takata Corp.’s exploding airbags asked a judge to delay approving the $1 billion settlement with the U.S. hours before the car-parts maker was due to appear in court to plead guilty as part of the accord. The …

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 …

U.S. Says GM Can Delay Recall to Prove Airbag Safety

U.S. auto safety regulators are allowing General Motors to delay a large recall of potentially defective airbags, giving the company time to prove that the devices are safe and to possibly avoid a huge financial hit. The unusual move by …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Joins List of Notorious Recalls of Cars, Foods

Samsung Electronics Co.’s recall of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphone will be one of the biggest recalls ever in the technology industry. The South Korean conglomerate pulled the plug on the entire product line and slashed its third-quarter profit …

Despite Repeated Warnings, Dangerous Airbags Not Repaired

Owners of more than 300,000 Hondas have yet to get their airbags repaired, despite warnings from the automaker and regulators that the inflators have an extremely high chance of rupturing and causing injury or even death. Last week authorities said …

Texas Takata Truck Blast Revives Concerns Over Volatile Airbag Chemical

Critics of the embattled airbag manufacturer Takata Corp. said last week’s deadly explosion of a truck carrying parts to its Mexican factory underscores questions about the safety of the chemical compound at the center of the largest automotive recall in …

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 …