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Ford to Recall 3M Vehicles for Air Bags at $610 Million Cost

Ford Motor Co. said on Thursday it will recall 3 million vehicles for air bag inflators that could rupture, at a cost of $610 million. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday ordered Ford to issue the recall for …

More False Data Emerges From Firm That Took Over Takata

Joyson Safety Systems Japan, a unit of the company that took over failed airbag maker Takata Corp., discovered that falsified production data at its Japanese seatbelt factory was used to pass safety standards for a European certification agency, people with …

Honda Motor Units to Pay $85M to Settle States’ Probe Over Takata Air Bags

NEW YORK — Units of Honda Motor Co have agreed to pay $85 million to settle an investigation by most U.S. states into its use of defective Takata airbag inflators in its vehicles, according to a consent order made public …

U.S. Will Not Require Automakers to Recall 56M Takata Air Bag Inflators

WASHINGTON — U.S. auto safety regulators will not require automakers to recall 56 million additional Takata air bag inflators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Thursday, saying the devices do not pose a safety risk like the …

Takata Triggers U.S. Car Recall for Another 10 Million Air Bags

Another 10 million air bag inflators made by now-defunct Takata Corp. must be repaired in what could be the last major wave of the auto industry’s largest-ever safety recall crisis. The callback disclosed on Wednesday represents the final phase in …

Safety Agency Probes 4 Automakers In New Takata Air Bag Recall

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has launched an investigation into four automakers that have a potentially deadly type of Takata air bag inflator in their vehicles but have yet to recall them. The National Highway Traffic Safety …

German Startup Eyes Airbags to Keep Workers Working With Robots Safe

Two years ago, a robot crushed a 22-year-old man to death at a Volkswagen AG factory in Germany after the maintenance worker became trapped in an area usually off-bound to humans. While this type of tragedy is still relatively rare, …

All GM Cars to Have Airbags by 2019 Model Year

General Motors Co. said Thursday it will phase out cars without airbags and other safety features after its Chevrolet Sail subcompact flunked a crash test in Latin America. The Latin New Car Assessment Program – an independent testing organization – …

Alpine Skiing Airbags Postponed

Alpine skiing’s governing body has postponed the introduction of an airbag system aimed at improving safety in speed racing. FIS men’s race director Markus Waldner said Friday the back protectors cannot be approved yet as their shape doesn’t comply with …

Toyota Recalls 803K Vehicles for Air Bag Defect

Toyota is recalling 803,000 vehicles in the U.S. because their airbags or power steering could stop working. The Camry and Camry hybrid, Avalon and Avalon hybrid and Venza from the 2012 and 2013 model years are affected. Toyota says water …