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Takata President Resigns Amid Acquisition by Key Safety Systems

Takata Corp., the Japanese airbag maker embroiled in a massive global recall linked to at least 22 deaths, said Thursday that its president has resigned now that its acquisition by U.S. mobility safety company Key Safety Systems has been completed. …

Lawmakers Frustrated With Pace of Airbag Repairs

Members of a Senate panel voiced frustration Tuesday with the pace of repairs for vehicles with defective Takata airbag inflators and urged regulators to complete work on a federal rule that would require automakers to use email and other forms …

Takata Airbag Recall Compulsory for Australia Vehicles

Australia on Wednesday issued a compulsory recall for all 2.7 million cars fitted with defective Takata airbags in an effort to lift the auto industry’s mixed efforts to fix the fault blamed for at least 23 deaths around the world. …

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 …

Auto Safety Agency Names 14 More Models in Takata Recall

U.S. safety regulators have released models from 14 different automakers that are being recalled to replace potentially deadly Takata airbag inflators. Documents posted Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration include many made by Ford, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Daimler …

Takata Adds 3.3M Airbag Inflators to Massive Recall

Japanese airbag maker Takata is recalling an additional 3.3 million faulty airbag inflators as it expands the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. The latest recalls cover frontal air bags in certain 2009, 2010 and 2013 vehicles made Honda, Toyota, …

Woman Injured by Takata Airbag Urges Owners to Get Cars Fixed

A woman who was seriously hurt by an exploding Takata airbag inflator in a 2013 crash is helping Honda’s effort to persuade car owners to get the dangerous parts replaced. Stephanie Erdman, an Air Force officer, nearly lost her right …

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 …

Recalled Airbags Found in CarMax Cars Listed For Sale, Study Says

A review of eight CarMax Inc. locations by safety advocates found more than one-in-four vehicles reviewed had unrepaired safety recalls, including some with airbag inflators linked to deadly malfunctions. A total of 461 vehicles contained at least one outstanding safety …

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 …