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U.S. Agency Orders Ford to Recall 3 Million Vehicles Over Air Bags

WASHINGTON — Ford Motor Co must recall 3 million vehicles with potentially defective driver-side Takata air bags, the U.S. auto safety regulator said on Tuesday, rejecting a bid by the second-largest U.S. automaker to avoid a recall. The National Highway …

Honda Motor Units to Pay $85M to Settle States’ Probe Over Takata Air Bags

NEW YORK — Units of Honda Motor Co have agreed to pay $85 million to settle an investigation by most U.S. states into its use of defective Takata airbag inflators in its vehicles, according to a consent order made public …

U.S. Will Not Require Automakers to Recall 56M Takata Air Bag Inflators

WASHINGTON — U.S. auto safety regulators will not require automakers to recall 56 million additional Takata air bag inflators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Thursday, saying the devices do not pose a safety risk like the …

Safety Agency Probes 4 Automakers In New Takata Air Bag Recall

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has launched an investigation into four automakers that have a potentially deadly type of Takata air bag inflator in their vehicles but have yet to recall them. The National Highway Traffic Safety …

Another Massive Takata Recall Looms for Large Batch of Air Bags

Global automakers may face another potentially huge air-bag recall as the U.S. transport regulator evaluates the long-term safety of inflators made by bankrupt supplier Takata. The manufacturing entity left after the supplier’s implosion faces a Dec. 31 deadline to show …

Air-Bag Maker Takata Spurs 1.4 Million-Car Recall on Deadly Flaw

Takata Corp., the auto-parts supplier that went bankrupt after its air bags spurred the largest-ever recall, told U.S. safety regulators that another 1.4 million U.S. vehicles need to be repaired over a potentially deadly defect. Inflator devices Takata supplied to …

U.S. Auto Recalls Slow in 2017 From Takata-Boosted Pace

The number of U.S. vehicles recalled for safety or technical defects plummeted in 2017 after several years of record levels amid major auto safety crises. Manufacturers recalled about 30.7 million vehicles last year, down 42 percent from a record of …

Senators Blast Highway Safety Agency, Takata at Hearing

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasn’t been able to spot emerging safety hazards because of “blatant incompetent management,” a senator said Tuesday. NHTSA, charged with ensuring safety on the nation’s roadways, gives too much discretion to carmakers and …