Takata airbag recall News

Takata U.S. Deal With Drivers, Creditors Clears Way to Sell Operations

Takata Corp.’s U.S. unit reached a settlement with its creditors, lawyers for those injured by its deadly air bags and automakers that smoothes the way to end its Chapter 11 bankruptcy and sell its viable operations, according to court papers. …

After Another Death by Airbag, Ford Warns Owners of Older Pickups to Stop Driving

Ford Motor Co. said on Thursday it had confirmed a second death in an older pickup truck caused by a defective airbag inflator of Takata Corp. and urged 2,900 owners in North America to stop driving immediately until they can …

Takata Recalls 3.3 Million More Airbags

Takata Corp., the parts supplier that filed for bankruptcy after sparking the largest auto recall in history, called back 3.3 million airbags as part of a U.S. order that scheduled repairs of the potentially deadly devices over several years. The …

Large Claims Becoming More Expensive, Complex & Global: Allianz

Large liability claims are becoming more expensive, complex and international, with activity increasing outside the United States, according a report published by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). “Although recent years have seen a noticeable rise in large environmental liability …

Takata Settles Airbags Lawsuit With Florida Driver’s Estate

Takata Corp. agreed to settle a lawsuit in Florida with the estate of a driver of a Honda Civic who claimed to have been left a quadriplegic because of a dangerous airbag in the vehicle. Terms of the settlement weren’t …

Thinking Outside the Glove Box to Get Recalled Autos Repaired

The 63,000 spectators crowded in late January inside Atlanta’s Georgia Dome for a battle of college marching bands didn’t know they’d also be schooled in auto safety. Between the Lincoln University Orange Crush Roaring Lions and the Bethune Cookman Marching …

Honda Confirms Airbag Injured Florida Driver

Honda Motor Co. Ltd.’s American unit on Monday confirmed that a faulty airbag inflator made by Takata Corp. ruptured in a March 20 crash of a car in Florida, injuring the driver. A Honda vehicle’s airbag exploded and a piece …

Air Bag Update: Toyota to Recall 190,000 More Vehicles, Mostly in Japan

Toyota Motor Corp. said on Thursday it would call back 190,000 more vehicles, mostly in Japan, to replace potentially defective air bags made by Takata Corp., the latest in a long line of recalls for the embattled auto parts supplier. …

Japan Transport Ministry Weighs Additional Air Bag Recalls

Japan’s investigation into dangerous air bags is leading to a remote scrapyard in the central Gifu prefecture, where the explosion of a car model not included in current recalls suggests automakers may have to yet again expand their safety campaigns. …

Honda: Require Car Owners to Comply with Recalls

Honda Motor Co. wants regulators to make U.S. motorists comply with carmakers’ recall notices. Amid reports of people killed because they didn’t know their cars had a defect, an executive with the Japan-based carmaker urged state and federal regulators to …