Takata failed to report 2003 airbag rupture to NHTSAFri, 23, Sep 2016
Japanese airbag supplier Takata said it failed to inform the U.S. auto safety agency of a 2003 rupture of one of its airbag inflators in Switzerland, according to an internal Takata report released by U.S. regulators on Friday.
Dealer's hard line on recalls is costing himMon, 26, Sep 2016
At his Florida Toyota dealership, Earl Stewart implemented a hard-and-fast ban on selling used cars with unrepaired safety recalls. He won't even wholesale used cars with open recalls. It hasn't been easy.
Takata receives 5 bids with Autoliv, Daicel among suitors, report saysWed, 21, Sep 2016
Takata has received five bids from potential suitors including fellow suppliers Autoliv and Daicel and buyout firm KKR as the troubled company faces mounting liabilities related to its record recalls, Bloomberg reported.
Automakers head to Japan to decide Takata's fateTue, 20, Sep 2016
Global automakers are expected to descend on Tokyo at the end of the month to decide the fate of embattled supplier Takata Corp. Executives from customers, including GM and Ford, will review offers from several bidders for the company
Takata pushes ahead with sale by taking bids this week, report saysMon, 19, Sep 2016
Takata is said to be moving forward with an auction of the company as private equity groups and suppliers line up offers. Bidders for the troubled firm have been asked to submit their proposals by early this week, with Takata aiming to shortlist two to three candidates by October, Bloomberg reported.
GM seeks delay in recall of 1 million vehicles with Takata airbagsFri, 16, Sep 2016
General Motors has asked U.S. auto safety regulators for a one-year delay of a planned recall of about 1 million full-size pickups and SUVs equipped with passenger-side airbag inflators made by troubled Japanese supplier Takata Corp.
BMW recalls 110,000 cars in Japan over Takata airbagsFri, 09, Sep 2016
BMW is recalling about 110,000 cars in Japan, including some 1-series and 3-series models, over potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.
Fiery crash magnifies risks with inflatorsSun, 04, Sep 2016
Every day at auto dealerships around the country, service technicians dealing with the massive Takata airbag recall are taking pint-sized explosives into their hands. That risk came into grim relief late last month when a truck carrying Takata airbag inflators and a cargo of ammonium nitrate crashed and exploded in a Texas border town.
Takata truck blast revives concerns over airbag propellantThu, 01, Sep 2016
Critics of embattled airbag manufacturer Takata Corp. said last week's deadly explosion of a truck carrying parts to its Mexican factory underscores questions about the safety of the chemical compound at the center of the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.
Takata parts in truck explosion were shipped properly, NTSB saysWed, 31, Aug 2016
An initial check showed that Takata airbag parts and material involved in a deadly explosion in a truck in Texas last week were being shipped properly, a U.S. regulator said.
NHTSA proposes digital recall notices to increase repair ratesWed, 31, Aug 2016
Automakers would be required to notify owners of vehicle recalls electronically through emails, text messages or other digital tools under a rule change proposed by U.S. auto safety regulators to increase the rate of repairs.
U.S. senators seek federal probe of Takata-linked explosionWed, 31, Aug 2016
Two U.S. senators on Wednesday called on the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the Aug. 22 crash and explosion of a truck carrying Takata Corp. airbag parts that killed a woman and injured four others.