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Takata filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S., saying it would sell key assets to U.S. supplier Key Safety Systems for $1.59 billion.
Honda says Takata's bankruptcy will make it difficult for the automaker to recoup billions of dollars it has spent to recall defective airbag inflators.
The expected bankruptcy of troubled airbag maker Takata throws a wild card into one of the biggest and most complicated recalls in automotive history.
Honda said an engineer who once suggested he knew a hidden truth about "the root cause" of Takata's defective airbags later indicated he was mistaken.
Subaru's new safety technologies came in response to a very Japanese problem: Vehicle accidents involving pedestrians and seniors are more common in Japan than elsewhere.
GM agreed to settle federal lawsuits by as many as 203 plaintiffs over defective ignition switches. The accord could also resolve hundreds of state court claims.
Dodge Grand Caravan output will continue this fall -- but not for US customers, according to a union official at the Canada plant where Fiat Chrysler builds the minivan.
A witness said the driver involved in a fatal crash while using Tesla's Autopilot function was not playing a video in his car, a government report said.
Volvo has analyzed 40,000 car accidents since the 1970s, underscoring how Volvo and other automakers gather voluminous data to make future vehicles safer.
Fiat Chrysler said it is recalling 297,000 older minivans in North America because of a wiring problem that can lead to inadvertent airbag deployments.
Magna says it has created a more efficient headlamp that can be custom developed for a vehicle's specific shape and styling, but also improves visibility for drivers.
IIHS awarded good or acceptable ratings to just 14 of the 37 midsize SUV and crossover models tested in its most recent study, leaving 23 models with "marginal" or "poor" scores.
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