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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 …

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 …

Florida Man Dies After Takata Airbag Inflator Ruptures During Car Repair

Another person has been killed in the U.S. by an exploding Takata airbag inflator, but this death wasn’t the result of a crash. Ramon V. Kuffo, 81, of Hialeah, Florida, was working inside a 2001 Honda Accord using a hammer …

Experts Say Airbag Victims Will Get Less Due to Takata Bankruptcy

A bankruptcy filing by Japanese airbag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding airbag inflators, according to outside legal experts and lawyers suing the company. …

GM, Regulators Disagree on Latest Takata Airbag Recall

The push by U.S. auto safety regulators to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators in millions of vehicles is running into resistance from General Motors Co, documents released on Thursday show. GM’s response highlights the challenges that the Takata …

Despite Danger, 4 Automakers Still Selling New Cars With Takata Inflators

Four automakers are selling new vehicles with Takata airbag inflators even though the devices are potentially defective and likely to be recalled within a few years, according to a Senate report. Some Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen vehicles from …

Auto Safety Agency Head Says Total Takata Recall Won’t Make Cars Safer

The nation’s top auto safety regulator says an immediate recall of all Takata airbags wouldn’t provide significant safety benefits and could exceed the government’s legal authority. A recall of all Takata airbag inflators also would strain the network for replacement …

Chances of Total Takata Airbag Recall Rise With More Deaths

As the Takata airbag saga drags on, concerns are growing that tens of millions of U.S. drivers with cars that haven’t been recalled could be at risk of death or injury from the potentially defective devices. Federal safety regulators last …

Takata Engineer Refused to Testify in Airbag Failure Lawsuit

A Takata Corp. engineer involved in testing the company‚Äôs airbags invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination in declining to testify in a lawsuit brought by a woman left paralyzed in a 2014 accident. Lawyers for accident victims claim Takata withheld …

Honda Leads With Most High Risk Models in Takata Airbag Recall

Cars and trucks from the 2008 model year or older that were originally sold or registered in high humidity areas along the U.S. Gulf Coast are getting top priority for repairs as the government commences the massive Takata airbag inflator …