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Mitsubishi Materials says units falsified product data for cars

Mitsubishi Materials said its subsidiaries falsified data about products, including parts for cars, for at least a year. It is the latest in a series of quality assurance scandals in Japan.

UPDATED: 11/22/17 4:13 pm ET - adds BMW statement.

BMW recalls all i3 electric vehicles

BMW is recalling all 2014-18 i3 electric vehicles for higher risk of neck injuries to smaller people in the driver's seat who aren't wearing seat belts, according to recall documents.


Key Safety Systems signs deal to acquire Takata for $1.6 billion

Key Safety Systems said it signed the long awaited definitive agreement to acquire Takata for $1.6 billion. The announcement comes weeks after the formal deal was submitted in bankruptcy court.

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