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A Recalled Takata Airbag’s Path From Salvage Yard to Used Car

A dangerous Takata airbag should have been recalled before going from a wrecked car to a salvage yard, eventually ending up in a 2002 Honda Accord and nearly killing a Las Vegas woman, a lawsuit alleges. The Accord had been …

Ford and Mazda to Fight Latest Takata Recall

Ford is fighting the latest expansion of the Takata airbag inflator recall. Earlier this month, Takata filed documents with the U.S. government adding 2.7 million vehicles to the recall from Ford, Nissan and Mazda. All have inflators with a drying …

Takata Adding 2.7M Cars to Airbag Inflator Recall

Takata is adding 2.7 million vehicles from Ford, Nissan and Mazda to the long list of those being recalled to replace potentially dangerous airbag inflators. The inflators are a new type that previously was thought to be safe. Vehicles affected …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Truck Carrying Takata Inflators Explodes in Texas

Airbag maker Takata Corp.’s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical exploded last week in a Texas border town, killing a woman and injuring four others. The truck, operated by …

U.S. Lawmakers Allege Takata Manipulated Data to Hide Airbag Issues

U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday stepped up pressure on federal regulators and Takata Corp to accelerate the recall of millions of airbag inflators, citing evidence that the Japanese company manipulated data to cover up problems with its products. In another development …

Takata to Stop Using Volatile Chemical in Airbags

Takata Corp has told U.S. safety regulators it will no longer use a volatile chemical in its airbag inflators. The Japanese supplier is at the center of a global recall of tens of millions of cars for potentially deadly airbag …