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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.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

Takata agrees to guilty plea, will pay $1B for hiding defect

Takata Corp. has agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal charge and will pay $1 billion in fines and restitution for a years-long scheme to conceal a deadly defect …


Honda adds 772,000 vehicles to ongoing air bag recall

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 772,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. for defective front passenger seat air bag inflators made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp.


Takata air bag recalls to cover 42 million cars when done

The U.S. government says automakers will end up recalling 42 million vehicles with potentially deadly air bag inflators made by Takata Corp.


U.S. allows GM to delay recall to prove safety of air bags

U.S. auto safety regulators are allowing General Motors to delay a large recall of potentially defective air bags, giving the company time to prove that the devices are safe and …


Toyota adds 5.8M vehicles to global Takata recall total

Toyota is recalling about 5.8 million vehicles in Japan, Europe, China and other countries to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.


Takata sells auto interiors unit as recall costs rise

Troubled air bag maker Takata Corp. of Japan is selling its automotive interior trim and seating material operation, raising cash as its inflator recall costs continue to mount.


FCA recalling 1.9 million vehicles for air bag defect

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 1.9 million vehicles worldwide because their air bags might not deploy in a crash.


GM recalls 4M vehicles for air bag defect linked to 1 death

General Motors recalled more than 4 million vehicles, most of them in the U.S., to fix an air bag software defect that has been linked to one death.


Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills Texas woman

Air bag maker Takata Corp.’s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical exploded last week in a Texas border town, …


Recall of dangerous Takata air bags affects 1 in 8 vehicles, report says

Recalls of cars with potentially deadly Takata air bags affect about 1 in 8 vehicles nationwide, but a lot of people don’t know whether they are personally at risk, according …


Owners of old Honda vehicles urged to get air bags fixed

The U.S. government is urging owners of 313,000 older Hondas and Acuras to stop driving them and get them repaired after new tests found that their Takata air bag inflators …


Report: 4 companies selling new cars with Takata inflators

At least four automakers are selling new vehicles that have potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators, according to a new Senate report.


Toyota adding 1.6 million vehicles to Takata air bag recall

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially faulty front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan.


Fiat Chrysler recalls 500,000 Jeeps; air bags may not work

Fiat Chrysler is recalling about a half-million Jeep Wrangler SUVs worldwide because the driver’s air bag may not inflate in a crash.


Air bag inflator recall to grow by 35 million to 40 million

Takata will recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what already is the largest automotive recall in American history, …


U.S. ends Honda investigation for failing to report deaths, injuries

The U.S. government says it has closed an investigation into Honda’s failure to report deaths and injuries after the company met all of its obligations.


Air bag danger: U.S. counts 85M unrecalled Takata inflators

About 85 million Takata air bag inflators that haven’t been recalled are inside cars and trucks now being driven in the U.S. and would have to be replaced if the …


Toyota recalling 60,000 Avalons, Camrys for air bag defect

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 60,000 Avalon and Camry sedans in North America because their front passenger air bags may not deploy in a crash.


Honda reports 10th U.S. death from Takata air bags

Another person has died from injuries due to an exploding Takata air bag.


Toyota adds 331,000 cars to Takata air bag recalls

Toyota is adding 331,000 cars worldwide to an existing recall of passenger air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp.


Toyota recalls over 1.1M SUVs for possible seat belt failure

Toyota is recalling more than 1.1 million small SUVs in the U.S. because the seat belts might fail in a crash.


GM recalls 200,000 cars for Takata air bag trouble

General Motors is recalling about 200,000 Saab and Saturn cars in the U.S. and Canada to replace the Takata driver’s air bag inflators.


VW recalls 680,000 vehicles with suspect air bag inflators

Automaker Volkswagen says it is recalling 680,000 vehicles with suspect air bag inflators in the United States.


Daimler recalling 840,000 vehicles in U.S. for Takata air bags

Daimler AG is recalling 840,000 vehicles in the U.S. because they have potentially defective driver’s side air bags made by Takata Corp.


Automakers to recall 5M vehicles for another air bag problem

Continental Automotive Systems says in documents filed with the U.S. government that moisture can get inside its air bag control computers, causing the power supplies to corrode and fail. If …


2.2M Hondas, Acuras being recalled for Takata air bag trouble

Honda is recalling another 2.2 million Honda and Acura vehicles because the driver’s air bag inflators made by Takata can explode and hurl shrapnel into the passenger compartment.


Air bag-maker Takata struggling with quality processes, panel finds

An outside panel hired by embattled air bag maker Takata Corp. says the company lacks processes to improve product quality including air bag inflators that have been blamed for at …


Gov’t: 10th air bag death linked to exploding Takata devices

WASHINGTON – A Ford pickup driver killed last month in South Carolina is the 9th person to die in the U.S. and the 10th worldwide because of defective Takata air-bag …