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  • Takata airbag probe
    Honda feels added weight as airbag probe widens
    If there is one car company that has felt the whole weight of the Takata airbag inflator scandal, it is Honda. First, it used Takata to source more than 90 percent of its airbags. It was a partnership that began more than 20 years ago and that...
  • Takata recall expands
    Six carmakers add 6.8 million vehicles to Takata recall; number tops 40 million
    With a Congressional hearing looming, developments in the Takata airbag crisis continued exploding as the week ended. As of Friday, six automakers expanded their list of recalled models, adding nearly 7 million vehicles to the 33.8 million already...
  • Major airbag recall victory
    Expanded airbag recall may be largest in history; 33.8M vehicles involved
    After months of foot-dragging and stonewalling, the Department of Transportation has achieved a major victory in the ongoing exploding Takata airbag recall. Takata, the manufacturer whose inflators are at the center of an enormous safety recall,...
  • 2nd airbag recall
    Honda, Daihatsu add 5.2 million vehicles to airbag recall; total now 36 million
    Quiet for the last couple of weeks, the Takata airbag recall expanded again yesterday as Honda and Daihatsu, Toyota’s mini-car subsidiary, announced additions to the number of vehicles recalled. Honda added 4.89 million vehicles while...
  • NHTSA to act in recalls
    NHTSA to act in slow-moving Jeep, Takata recalls
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), following several weeks of trial balloons and direct hints that it was dissatisfied with the speed of recalls and would take action to remedy the problem, yesterday confirmed that it was...
  • Nissan adds to airbag recall
    Nissan adds 04-06 Sentras to airbag recall
    Following a report that a Louisiana motorist was injured by an exploding airbag, Nissan has expanded its current regional recall effort to include 2004 to 2006 Sentra sedans. While four automakers have expanded the current regional recall...
  • NHTSA flexes muscle
    Honda probes airbag incident report; NHTSA flexes muscle
    Takata airbags continued to make news yesterday as the Honda Motor Co. announced it was probing a new report of an airbag-related injury. Apparently non-fatal, the injury reportedly occurred early last month in Florida, according to Automotive...
  • Honda used car prices hit by airbag recall
    Takata recall impacts used car prices
    Though Takata continues to reel from the continuing airbag crisis that has so far killed six and injured dozens since the first vehicles equipped with the airbag manufacturer’s faulty devices were recalled in 2008, the toll continues to get...
  • Honda expands airbag recall
    Honda adds 104K vehicles to airbag recall
    American Honda announced yesterday that it is expanding its nationwide recall of vehicles equipped with Takata-manufactured airbags by 104,000 cars. The vehicles are equipped with airbag inflators that use an ammonium nitrate-based explosive to...
  • Honda airbag ad campaign
    Honda ad push to urge drivers to have vehicle airbags fixed
    Beginning tomorrow, Honda and Acura owners all over the country will see commercials urging them to bring their vehicles in to dealers to have faulty airbag inflators fixed. According to Friday’s Automotive News, American Honda will launch a...
  • Auto trade paper rips pace of Takata actions
    Auto trade paper rips pace of Takata recall, urges speedup
    Automotive News, the car world’s leading publication, today strongly criticized the auto industry and safety regulators for a “needlessly slow response to a widespread safety issue,” the exploding airbag crisis. The trade paper...
  • NHTSA may invoke unused powers in Takata crisis
    NHTSA may invoke unused powers to force airbag replacement
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today took an unprecedented action in the ongoing Takata airbag crisis. The agency indicated that it may invoke powers that were granted in 2000 to solve the ongoing Takata airbag crisis....
  • NHTSA escalates Takata airbag probe
    NHTSA orders Takata to retain suspect airbag inflators as probe escalates
    Embattled Takata, whose airbags are the subject of regulatory and congressional probes as well as individual lawsuits, was challenged again late yesterday by new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) actions. The highway safety...
  • Honda CEO steps down amid continuing airbag controversy
    Honda abruptly dumps current CEO, replacement named
    Continuing to claim victims, the Takata airbag crisis has resulted in an abrupt change at the helm of Honda, Japan’s number three automaker. Honda, still reeling in the wake of the sixth death related to failing Takata airbags, today dumped...
  • Takata suits moved; whistleblower may testify
    Takata suits moved to Miami; whistleblower found
    The ongoing Takata airbag crisis that has prompted the recall of 24 million cars has taken new twists as a judicial panel decided that the lawsuits filed in connection with airbag issues will be heard in Miami and not Pittsburgh as the defendants...
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