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Lawsuits Accuse Automakers of Faulty Airbags, Recall Delays

General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes all knew of problems with dangerous exploding Takata airbag inflators years before issuing recalls, according to three class actions filed Wednesday with the federal court in Miami. The lawsuits cite company documents obtained …

Takata Settles Suit With Injured Drivers to Exit Bankruptcy

Takata Corp’s U.S. unit has reached a settlement with representatives of those injured by lethally defective airbags, paving the way for the company to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy and move forward with a reorganization plan, according to court documents. The …

Report Blames Faulty Airbag for Florida Driver’s Death

A Florida woman died because a faulty airbag ruptured and fired shrapnel into her head during a crash she should have survived, a report released Wednesday by the state’s Highway Patrol said. Nichol Barker, 34, of Holiday, Florida, was struck …

Unrepaired Takata Airbags Remain in Two-Thirds of U.S. Vehicles

Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. vehicles containing defective airbag inflators made by Takata Corp. remain unrepaired as automakers have made varying degrees of progress addressing the largest auto recall in U.S. history. As of mid-September, 20 million vehicles containing defective …

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 …