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Japan Orders Airbag Maker to Conduct Probe

Japan’s transport ministry has told airbag maker Takata to conduct an internal investigation after cases of its airbags exploding triggered safety concerns in the U.S. and other countries. Transport Minister Akihiro Ohta said Friday that the ministry ordered Takata Corp. …

Fatigue Expert Nominated to Run Highway Safety Agency

The White House plans to nominate a specialist in human fatigue and alertness to run the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as the regulator undergoes a review sparked by its botched recall of defective airbags linked to deaths and injuries. …

Federal Auto Safety Agency Under Scrutiny

Transportation officials are reviewing the “safety culture” of the U.S. agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been criticized by lawmakers and safety advocates for not acting aggressively …

Feds Announce More Than 7.8M Vehicles Recalled Due to Defective Airbags

U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp airbags that could spray shrapnel at occupants. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) …

GM Adds 1.18M SUVs in Latest Recall

General Motors is recalling more than 1.5 million vehicles, including SUVs, vans and Cadillacs, for defective air bags and other problems. The new recalls come as GM faces multiple investigations over its handling of a recall of more than 1.6 …

Toyota to Recall 1M Vehicles for Airbag, Wiper Glitches

Toyota Motor Corp will recall nearly 1.3 million cars globally for two separate defects, including 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles in the United States to fix airbags that could be deployed inadvertently, the automaker said on Wednesday. It is …

Ford F-150 Pickup Recall Expands to Nearly 1.2 Million

Under pressure from government safety regulators, Ford Motor Company is expanding a recall of the popular F-150 pickup truck to include nearly 1.2 million vehicles that may have defective air bags. The additional recall, announced Thursday by the National Highway …