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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Takata recall of 10M inflators could be last of air bag saga

Takata is recalling 10 million more front air bag inflators sold to 14 different automakers because they can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

U.S. probes 4 automakers in new Takata air bag recall

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 …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Deadly defect found in another version of Takata airbags

A new and distinct problem has been discovered in air bags made by the now bankrupt company Takata which has led to at least one death.

UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

GM seeks to avoid Takata recalls for fourth straight year

General Motors is trying to avoid recalling potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators in thousands of full-size pickup trucks and SUVs for the fourth straight year, leaving owners to wonder …

UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

Honda recalls 1.2M more vehicles with dangerous air bags

A type of Takata air bag inflator once thought to be safe has now come under scrutiny after a crash and explosion in Maryland injured the driver of a Honda …

UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …