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U.S. Tells Auto Makers They Don’t Have to Recall 56 Million Takata Air Bag Inflators

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Thursday it will not require automakers to recall 56 million additional Takata air bag inflators, saying the devices do not pose a safety risk. Automakers in the United States have previously recalled …

Takata Engineers ‘Manipulated’ Results of Air-Bag Inflator Tests: Honda Audit

Takata Corp., the air-bag supplier behind the industry’s largest ever recall, routinely manipulated results of air-bag inflator tests reported to Honda Motor Co., according to an ongoing audit commissioned by the parts maker and its biggest customer. Takata engineers removed …

U.S. Must Hold Takata Accountable for Air Bag Recall: Senators

Two influential U.S. senators, worried about Takata Corp.’s ability to complete its recall of potentially deadly air bag inflators, sought regulatory guidance on how to hold the Japanese company accountable if its U.S. subsidiary goes bankrupt. “We have concerns about …

Number of Cars with Takata Air Bags Uncertain

The number of vehicles on U.S. roads with potentially defective Takata air bags appears to be less than half the 34 million initially estimated by federal regulators, according to a Reuters analysis of recall records submitted to the watchdog and …

8 Million Cars Recalled for Air Bags; Only 6% Repaired: Bloomberg

Honda Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and other major automakers have fixed only a fraction of the almost 8 million cars called back in the last two years to replace potentially defective Takata Corp. air bags. About 6 percent of …

Air Bag Recalls Renew Doubts About Carmakers’ Responses to Defects

A deepening crisis involving deadly air bags is shaking confidence in the ability of automakers including Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. to ensure the safety of millions of U.S. drivers. Toyota is advising U.S. owners to keep passengers …