Takata Corp

Takata ignored employees' inflator concerns, report says

11:11 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015

Embattled automotive safety products supplier Takata ignored concerns from employees about misleading and manipulated data provided to Honda about its airbag inflators from as early as 2000, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal....
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Toyota will replace 1.6 million Takata airbag inflators in Japan previously deemed safe

Nov. 25, 2015 12:10 CET

Toyota will replace Takata airbag inflators in 1.6 million cars in Japan that had previously been deemed safe following checks for air leaks. The new call back follows the rupture of an airbag which injured a passenger in a Nissan vehicle that had previously been cleared in an earlier inspection....
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Ford latest automaker to stop using Takata airbag inflators

11:37 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Ford will become the fourth automaker to stop using certain Takata airbag inflators. “Ford Motor Company products currently in development will not be equipped with Takata airbag inflators that use ammonium nitrate,” Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker said today in a statement....
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Takata airbag recall gets more complicated, and messy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Craig Jorgensen owns a Honda CR-V and a Toyota Avalon, both originally fitted with potentially deadly Takata airbags. His experience in the biggest combined safety recall in U.S. automotive history shows just how complicated the process is....
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NHTSA finally puts foot down on propellant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Federal regulators are taking over efforts to recall 19 million U.S. vehicles and replace 23 million potentially faulty airbag inflators. But they are going beyond that. Regulators also set a deadline for halting the use of ammonium nitrate as an airbag propellant....
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Takata crisis dents keiretsu argument

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Honda has decided to stop using airbags supplied by Takata Corp. That's a catastrophic turn of affairs for Takata after a run of quality glitches that have resulted in 19 million U.S. vehicle recalls and as many as eight deaths. But it's also a dramatic twist in what the auto industry has long assumed about Japanese keiretsus....
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Takata crisis hands rival Autoliv chance to go big in Japan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015

Sweden's Autoliv could capitalize on the crisis engulfing its rival Takata by finally extending its global leadership to the one major auto hub it has been unable to dominate -- Japan. Autoliv is the world's top maker of equipment such as airbags and seat belts, but it has struggled to break ties between Japan's carmakers and Takata....
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BLOG: As Takata crashes, Japan's keiretsus lose some luster

4:10 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Mazda have decided to stop using airbag components supplied by Takata. It's a split that wasn't supposed to happen in the cozy, family-relations corporate world of Japan's keiretsus....
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U.S. senators seek to ensure Takata recall is completed

6:42 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Two influential U.S. senators, worried about Takata's ability to complete a recall of potentially deadly airbag inflators, sought regulatory guidance on how to hold the Japanese supplier accountable if its U.S. subsidiary goes bankrupt....
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The shunning of Takata

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

The debate is over: Takata is expendable....
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TALK FROM THE TOP: Hachigo steers back-to-basics strategy at Honda

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Takahiro Hachigo took over as Honda Motor Co. CEO last June as the company was recovering from several body blows....
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Nissan joins Toyota, Honda in dropping Takata airbag inflators

12:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2015

Nissan joined Toyota and Honda in saying they won't use key components made by Takata, as more automakers distance themselves from the airbag supplier whose defective devices are behind the biggest ever automotive safety recall....
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Mazda snubs Takata; supplier's survival in doubt

Nov. 5, 2015 11:42 CET

Analysts are openly questioning the survival chances of Takata as more automakers consider no longer using its airbag inflators, which are at the center of a recall crisis....
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U.S. ultimatum to Takata could force more sweeping recall

6:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Takata's consent order with U.S. regulators contains an ultimatum whose consequences could be even more damaging than the $200 million penalty imposed on the company Tuesday: Prove that ammonium nitrate is a safe propellant for airbag inflators, or face a recall of every inflator it has ever made with the chemical....
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Takata agrees to pay $70 million fine for defective airbags

12:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Takata agreed to phase out its use of ammonium nitrate propellant in airbag inflators and pay a $70 million U.S. fine to resolve violations stemming from the supplier's airbag defect crisis....
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VW failed to report death, 3 injuries linked to vehicles to NHTSA

6:34 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Volkswagen failed to report at least one death and three injuries involving its vehicles to a U.S. regulator's database designed to save lives by spotting possible defects....
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Nissan to check Takata airbags in Japan again after injury

7:25 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Nissan said it would carry out a repeat inspection of vehicles in Japan which had initially been cleared of airbag defects after a passenger was injured when her Takata airbag deployed during a collision last week....
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Honda recalls some 2016 CR-Vs for exploding Takata airbag risk

12:04 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2015

Honda is recalling some 2016 models of the popular CR-V crossover because of a new, potentially deadly Takata airbag defect....
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Honda recalls more than 300,000 Accords in U.S. for airbag flaw

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Honda is recalling 303,904 Accords in the U.S. to fix a software flaw that could lead to side-door airbags deploying even if the vehicles are not in a crash....
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Volkswagen testing Takata airbags as U.S. weighs wider recalls

9:27 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Volkswagen said it is collecting Takata airbags from its vehicles for testing and told the U.S. regulator that getting replacement parts would take more than a year if recalls are expanded....
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Repair shops could get airbag recall work

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

NHTSA officials see a possible role for independent repair shops to help with the Takata recall. Such a move would be unprecedented and would also add another layer of complexity and risk to what NHTSA is already calling the most complex auto safety recall in U.S. history....
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More automakers will be included in Takata airbag probe, NHTSA says

11:35 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

U.S. regulators signaled that their investigation into Takata airbag inflators will expand beyond 11 automakers, amid signs that vehicle design could play a role in whether the devices pose a deadly risk to the public....
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U.S. House panel proposes sweeping reforms for recalls, fuel economy, emissions, cybersecurity

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015

Automakers would earn credits for meeting fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions targets by installing crash-avoidance and connected-car technologies on new vehicles under a broad set of safety reforms proposed by staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee....
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NHTSA considers expanding Takata airbag recalls

7:21 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

The U.S. regulator overseeing the replacement of Takata airbags is considering an order that would expand the recalls and has contacted seven manufacturers who could be affected, including Volkswagen AG and Tesla Motors Inc....
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NHTSA calls for hearing on Takata airbag recalls

3:41 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public hearing next month on its effort to coordinate the Takata airbag inflator recalls affecting nearly 20 million vehicles in the United States....
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