Stories tagged: takata
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
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.
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 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 …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
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.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 12:08 p.m.
The U.S. government says automakers will end up recalling 42 million vehicles with potentially deadly air bag inflators made by Takata Corp.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 7:06 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 12:21 p.m.
Toyota is recalling about 5.8 million vehicles in Japan, Europe, China and other countries to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
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.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 2:52 p.m.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 1.9 million vehicles worldwide because their air bags might not deploy in a crash.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
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.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 9:59 a.m.
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, …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
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 …
Thu., June 30, 2016, 10:47 a.m.
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 …
Wed., June 1, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
At least four automakers are selling new vehicles that have potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators, according to a new Senate report.
Mon., May 23, 2016, 3:01 p.m.
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.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 2 p.m.
Fiat Chrysler is recalling about a half-million Jeep Wrangler SUVs worldwide because the driver’s air bag may not inflate in a crash.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
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, …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 8 a.m.
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.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
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 …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
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.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 2:36 p.m.
Another person has died from injuries due to an exploding Takata air bag.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
Toyota is adding 331,000 cars worldwide to an existing recall of passenger air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
Toyota is recalling more than 1.1 million small SUVs in the U.S. because the seat belts might fail in a crash.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 6:52 a.m.
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.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 8:17 a.m.
Automaker Volkswagen says it is recalling 680,000 vehicles with suspect air bag inflators in the United States.
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 4:42 p.m.
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.
Thu., Feb. 4, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 6:28 p.m.
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.
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 7:35 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
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 …