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UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Takata acquired by Key Safety Systems, president resigns

Takata Corp., the Japanese air bag maker embroiled in a massive global recall, says its acquisition by U.S. mobility safety company Key Safety Systems has been completed and its president …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

States to forego most of $650M legal settlement with Takata

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has reached a $650 million deal to settle consumer protection claims from 44 states and Washington, D.C., but only a fraction of the money …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Judge approves Takata bankruptcy plan

A Delaware judge has approved the bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted by Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Air bag danger: Ford, Mazda add pickups to do-not-drive list

Ford and Mazda are adding more than 35,000 pickup trucks in North America to a list of vehicles that should not be driven because they have Takata air bag inflators …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Fourteen automakers list 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 air bag inflators.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Ford says some Rangers should be parked because of air bag death

Ford is telling owners of about 2,900 Ranger small pickup trucks not to drive them after finding out that an exploding Takata air bag inflator killed a driver in West …


1 million more Toyota and Honda vehicles in U.S. added to Takata air bag recall

An additional 1 million Toyota and Honda vehicles in the U.S. are being recalled as part of a third wave of recalls planned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration …


Takata adds 3.3 million air bag inflators to massive recall

Japanese air bag maker Takata is recalling an additional 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators as it expands the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.


Honda reports 20th death from exploding Takata air bag

A faulty Takata air bag inflator has killed another person, this time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Honda said Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Woman hurt by Takata air bag urges owners to get cars fixed

A woman who was seriously hurt by an exploding Takata air bag inflator in a 2013 crash is helping Honda’s effort to persuade car owners to get the dangerous parts …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

Report shows Takata recall still moving slowly

A new report on recalls of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators shows that automakers have replaced only 43 percent of the faulty parts even though recalls have been under …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 6:17 p.m.

Feds denies Ford, Mazda bids to delay Takata recall decision

The U.S. government has denied requests from Ford and Mazda for more time to test potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators as the companies try to avoid massive recalls.


Honda owners could get up to $500 in air bag settlement

Honda and some of the people suing the company over faulty Takata air bag inflators have agreed to a $605 million settlement.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 1:52 p.m.

How a dangerous Takata air bag made its way into a used car

How a recalled Takata air bag got into an Accord is detailed in a lawsuit filed Friday in Nevada. It highlights the sometimes suspect world of auto parts recycling and …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

Judge OKs Takata request to temporarily halt some lawsuits over air bags

A Delaware bankruptcy judge is temporarily halting the prosecution of lawsuits filed by Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands against Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata over its lethally defective …


Mazda recalls nearly 80K vehicles to replace faulty air bags

The recall covers front passenger inflators on certain 2007 through 2009 and 2012 CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda 6 vehicles. The recalls vary by state and age of the vehicles.


UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 12:32 p.m.

AP Analysis: Most automakers slow to fix dangerous air bags

A government effort to speed up recalls of more than 21 million of the most dangerous Takata air bag inflators is falling short, according to an analysis of completion rates …


Toyota, Honda and Mazda to be sued in Australia over air bag

A Sydney lawyer announced on Tuesday a class action lawsuit against Toyota, Honda and Mazda seeking refunds for cars fitted with faulty air bags from Takata that have been linked …


Takata asks bankruptcy judge to halt air bag lawsuits

Japanese auto parts supplier Takata is asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge for an injunction prohibiting the governments of Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from prosecuting lawsuits involving …


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 4:07 p.m.

Takata adds new type of inflator to huge air bag recall

Takata Corp. will recall an additional 2.7 million airbag inflators in the U.S. after it concluded it could explode in a crash despite using a chemical additive to ensure their …


Man dies when air bag inflator ruptures during car repair

Another person has been killed in the U.S. by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, but this death wasn’t the result of a crash.


UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 6:41 p.m.

Bankrupt Takata’s air bags still out there ‘like bombs’

Takata’s lethally defective air bags 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 …


UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 2:15 p.m.

Learn how the air bag recall and Takata bankruptcy affect you

A look at what car owners need to know about the massive recall.


UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 9:35 p.m.

Takata files for bankruptcy, overwhelmed by air bag recalls

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of faulty air bag …


UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

Honda denies covering up dangers of Takata air bags

Honda is going public in an effort to debunk claims by lawyers that it knew about the hazards of exploding Takata air bag inflators nearly two decades ago but covered …


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 4:19 p.m.

Experts: Takata bankruptcy means air bag victims get less

A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding air …


Air-bag maker Takata reportedly will file for bankruptcy protection

Beleaguered car air-bag manufacturer Takata is planning to file for bankruptcy protection in Japan, possibly by the end of this month, the Kyodo News agency reported Friday, citing unnamed sources.


How dangerous air bags can find their way into used cars

A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government’s efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the road: There’s nothing that …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:43 p.m.

Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1 billion

Plaintiffs in dozens of lawsuits against air bag maker Takata and five automakers allege the car companies knew that Takata’s products were dangerous yet continued to use them for years …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 1:06 p.m.

Over 652,000 vehicles involved in latest Takata air bag recall

Thirteen automakers are recalling more than 652,000 vehicles in the U.S. in the latest round of dangerous Takata air bag inflator recalls.