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Breaking: Honda ramps up efforts to repair "very dangerous" Takata inflators
Breaking: Honda ramps up efforts to repair "very dangerous" Takata inflators

Last June, Honda issued a very serious warning to owners of certain Honda and Acura vehicles: do not drive them until you've had the Takata airbag inflators in those vehicles replaced. The models in question (full list below) came equipped with Takata's "Alpha" inflator, so called because it was...Read More»

2017 Ford Edge
2016-17 Ford Edge, 2016-17 Lincoln MKX, 2017 Lincoln Continental recalled to replace Takata airbags

Yes, you read that headline correctly: Ford is recalling some 32,000 late-model Ford and Lincoln vehicles to replace their airbags, which were manufactured by Takata. The problem with these particular airbags is different from the one affecting 70 million fatally flawed airbag inflators installed...Read More»

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Takata formally admits guilt, agrees to $1 billion settlement

It's been over a month since we heard about Takata's proposed billion-dollar settlement to end an investigation by U.S. officials into charges of criminal wrongdoing. Yesterday in Detroit, District Court Judge George Steeh formally approved that proposal. Most of the funds that Takata ponies...Read More»

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Has Takata finally found a buyer?

After months of searching, beleaguered Japanese supplier Takata may have finally found its knight in shining armor. Insiders report that Chinese-owned, U.S.-based Key Safety Systems is slated to be the company's lucky buyer. Or rather, we should say "preferred buyer." While Key Safety Systems may...Read More»

2003 BMW X5-Series 4.4i
2000-2003 BMW 3-Series, 5-Series, X5 recalled, may contain Takata airbags

If you've been following the Takata recall, you know what a fiasco it's been: The company has repeatedly denied that its airbags were fatally flawed (despite lots of evidence to the contrary); The agency responsible for managing the recall dragged its feet for far too long; The recall has been...Read More»

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Takata really, really, really wants to avoid bankruptcy

The long, international nightmare know as the Takata recall fiasco is far from over, and Takata itself is largely to blame for the delay. Long after it became clear that the company had made a deadly mistake by using ammonium nitrate in its airbag inflators, the supplier remained defiant, hampering...Read More»

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Many more Takata airbag recalls announced: check your car's VIN here

If you own a vehicle equipped with Takata airbags and you've been waiting for a recall notice, pay attention: this morning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted more than a dozen new Takata-related recalls to its online database, and they affect millions of vehicles in the U.S...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata to pay $1 billion fine, admit wrongdoing in proposed settlement

This is turning out to be a big week for automotive scandals. On Wednesday, the 16-month-long Dieselgate saga came to an end--or at least the end of its current chapter--when Volkswagen agreed to shell out $4.3 billion in fines to the U.S. More shocking, Volkswagen agreed to formally admit...Read More»

2012 Ford Mustang
Takata airbag recall list balloons again: 816,000 Ford, Lincoln, Mercury vehicles added

It's been a very busy week in the auto world--and it's not over yet. Over the past few days, the 2017 North American International Auto Show kicked off in Detroit; Volkswagen's ongoing Dieselgate scandal reached a massively important milestone; and one of the largest recalls in history--the one...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-V
Honda adds 772,000 Accord, Civic, CR-V, and other models to Takata airbag recall

This morning we have good news and bad news. The good news is, the massive recall of Takata's fatally flawed airbags is continuing. The bad news is, the recall is as complicated as ever, and it's going to take years to complete. (For quick a recap, click here.) Today, Honda--formerly known as...Read More»

2009 Dodge Durango
Chrysler Aspen, Dodge Durango, Ram 2500 & 3500 recalled to fix Takata airbags

The recall of Takata's fatally flawed airbags drags on, and given the huge number of vehicles affected, it could be the early 2020s before every car on the list is repaired. Luckily for 100,000 owners of Chrysler, Dodge, and Ram vehicles from the 2005 - 2010 model years, the process is coming to an...Read More»

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Takata could agree to fines of $1 billion in the U.S.

Takata has been on a losing streak for the past couple of years, but new reports suggest that the beleaguered Japanese parts supplier could soon slide much, much deeper into the red. Insiders say that within the next few weeks, the company may agree to pony up $1 billion to settle a criminal...Read More»

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Takata airbag recall will take years to complete

The massive, record-breaking recall of Takata's fatally flawed airbags began years ago, but given the size of the task and the irregular availability of replacement parts, it's been slow going. Things could speed up a bit, however, thanks to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and an...Read More»

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Florida dealer sues another for selling cars with recalled Takata airbags

The long, sad saga of Takata and its fatally flawed airbags recently took a strange turn in Florida, which has been known to corner the market on strange news. It involves West Palm Beach used car dealer Earl Stewart, who's decided to sue a competing dealership called Arrigo Enterprises--not...Read More»

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Another Takata airbag death confirmed in the U.S.: 300,000 cars need to be serviced immediately

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has conclusively linked another U.S. death to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. This brings the total number of Takata-related deaths to 16, 11 of which have occurred in the U.S. More than 100 injuries have also been blamed on the devices. The crash...Read More»

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Takata in crisis: another likely airbag death, a criminal probe, and bankruptcy in the works?

The past several years have been terrible for Takata. The company's deeply flawed airbags have been linked to more than a dozen deaths and over 100 injuries worldwide. Most of those incidents have occurred in the U.S. Last week, the company's woes worsened as we learned of yet another fatality that...Read More»

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Audit: Takata hid info about failed airbags

Takata's no-good, very bad month year decade has taken another sharp turn south: an audit has revealed that the supplier altered test results to make its airbag inflators seem safer than they actually were. As if that news weren't cruel enough, the audit was commissioned by Takata's former #1...Read More»

2003 Honda Pilot EX
NHTSA to 300,000 Honda, Acura owners: Don't drive cars until airbags are replaced (breaking)

If you own any of the following list of cars, the NHTSA has an urgent message for you. DO NOT drive them until you get the airbag replaced. CHECK OUT: Honda Accord's turns 40, somehow still looks better than the rest of us These cars have an extremely high risk of their airbags exploding, the...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata airbags may be linked to another driver's death

Takata airbags have likely claimed another victim--this time, in Malaysia. If an investigation conclusively links Takata's fatally flawed devices with the driver's death, it will be the 14th confirmed worldwide. The airbags have also caused more than 100 injuries. Like most of the other fatalities...Read More»

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