Takata recall News

Toyota, BMW, Mazda, Subaru Settle Takata Airbag Economic Loss Claims

Four automakers agreed to a $553 million settlement to address class-action economic loss claims covering owners of nearly 16 million recalled vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbag inflators, court documents filed on Thursday showed. Toyota Motor Corp.’s share of the …

Takata Discloses 11th Death Linked to Air Bag; Announces New 5 Million Vehicle Recall

U.S. auto safety regulators said Tuesday that air bag maker Takata Corp. declared 5.1 million U.S. vehicles defective, as the company disclosed an 11th death could be linked to a faulty airbag. Most of the vehicles mentioned in numerous previous …

Family of Va. Woman Killed by Takata Air Bag Shrapnel Seeks to Reopen Suit

The family of a Virginia woman who was killed by shrapnel from a Takata Corp. air bag is seeking to reopen a lawsuit it previously settled over her death based on allegations the company knew the device was defective. Gurjit …

Latest Death Linked to Takata Air Bag Exposes Recall System Flaw

From 2010 to 2012, Honda Motor Co. said it made multiple attempts to notify the owner of a 2001 Accord that the car’s air bag was faulty and needed replacing. Last July, with the car sold to another person and …

Congress Asks Why Takata Air Bag Defect Went Unresolved So Long

Lawmakers on Tuesday sought answers from Takata Corp. on just how much is being done to to find the root cause of an air-bag defect that caused dozens of explosions and at least six deaths. “I have serious concerns about …