Takata Corporation


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Takata bags a buyer - ANALYSIS

27 June 2017

Since April 2013, when carmakers began recalling deadly faulty airbags supplied by Takata, the family-controlled parts maker’s fortunes have been in free fall. The massive recall resulted in an apology from the world’s second-largest supplier of airbags and it filing for bankruptcy.


Recalls redux - the week that was

22 July 2016

The auto industry's current roster of infamous, recall-related scandals remained in the just-auto news this week as further revelations unfolded. Example: this article, confirming an aspect of the saga already well scrutinised by both regulators and media - air bag supplier Takata routinely manipulated results of inflator tests supplied to Honda. Just today, we learned US regulators, aka NHTSA, want GM to recall another 4.3m Takata inflator-equipped vehicles. To use an old media biz term, this story 'has legs' and it sure will run awhile yet.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Ups and downs

6 November 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers, this week Matthew Beecham talked with Detlef Jürss, group vice president and general manager Seating Components, Johnson Controls Automotive Seating. Well worth a look if you haven't enjoyed yet. He's also talked to Schaeffler about smarter repairs.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Air bag recall still confusing

5 June 2015

Big News this week was the incredible confirmation - from NHTSA - of a 5.1m recall of Honda/Acura cars with airbags with Takata inflators. It had been flagged up earlier by the automaker but then came the report that neither supplier or US regulator are quite sure of the safety of up to 3m replacement parts.

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Q&A with Takata: Occupant restraint systems

7 October 2013

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with global players in the occupant restraints market, Matthew Beecham talked with Claus Rudolf, Vice President of Global Engineering at Takata Corp. Headquartered Tokyo, Japan, Takata's products are primarily sold in Japan, the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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KSS to buy Takata in principle for US$1.59bn

26 June 2017

Key Safety Systems and Takata have reached an agreement in principle to sponsor a restructuring plan for the purchase of substantially all of Takata’s global assets and operations by the American supplier for an aggregate purchase price of US$1.59bn.


Japanese OEMs line up to support Takata

23 June 2017

As embattled Takata faces bankruptcy, Toyota, Nissan and Honda are among OEMs who will continue to support the company following a bankruptcy that could come as early as Monday (26 June).


Takata to file for bankruptcy Monday - report

22 June 2017

Takata will seek bankruptcy protection from creditors on Monday, two news agency sources said, as the airbag supplier faces billions of dollars in liabilities stemming from the biggest recall in automotive history.


No "legal proceedings" decision yet - Takata

19 June 2017

Takata says no decision concerning "legal proceedings" has currently been made as the embattled Japanese supplier struggles to find ways to stave off potential bankruptcy.


Takata near to bankruptcy

16 June 2017

Crisis-hit airbag supplier Takata is near to bankruptcy according to reports in Japan.


Takata recommends board reappointment ahead of AGM

12 June 2017

Airbag supplier Takata has recommended reappointing its current board, suggesting slow progress in its efforts to to find a financial backer to overhaul the business.


Four automakers announce Takata settlements in US

22 May 2017

BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota have announced agreements to resolve economic loss claims in the Takata multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the United States.


Takata share trading stopped by bankruptcy plan

27 April 2017

Trading in Takata Corporation shares was suspended on Thursday (27 April) after a report the airbag maker at the heart of the car industry's largest recall was considering a bankruptcy plan to create a new company and ring fence its liabilities.


just-auto Plus only Honda US recalls 2003 Honda Accord Coupe vehicles

11 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V220000 Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor) Components Air Bags Potential number of units affected 37,421 Summary Honda (American Honda Motor) is recalling certain 2003 Honda Accord Coupe vehicles, equipped with a...


Toyota and others recall more Takata airbag cars

30 March 2017

Toyota and other automakers are recalling around 2.9m vehicles in Japan, China, Oceania and other regions as part of the wider Takata inflator-related recall ordered last year.


Automakers sue Takata in US court

16 March 2017

Global carmakers including Nissan Motor, BMW and Ford, this week launched a lawsuit in a US court against Japan's Takata for losses incurred due to its faulty airbags, according to reports in the US.


"Diesel issue" and 'bag recalls cost Audi EUR1.8bn

15 March 2017

Audi Group booked a EUR1.8bn charge in 2016 to cover costs "for the resolution of the V6 3.0 TDI diesel issue" and in connection with Takata airbag recalls. Even after these special items, operating profit was EUR3.1bn and operating return on sales 5.1%.


just-auto Plus only Ford North America recalls Edge/Lincoln vehicles

3 March 2017

Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 32,000 2016-17 Ford Edge, 2016-17 Lincoln MKX and 2017 Lincoln Continental vehicles to replace the driver frontal airbag module. Ford was notified by Takata that certain driver frontal airbag...


Takata settlement deal approved by US court

28 February 2017

Troubled airbag supplier Takata has agreed a complex US federal court $1bn settlement with a judge noting he approved the figure because bankrupting the supplier would not be in other parties' best interests.


Forex gain, recall pain, expected for Takata Q3

10 February 2017

Troubled airbag supplier Takata Corporation said it expects to book non-operating income (foreign exchange gain) and special losses (recall costs) in the third quarter of the current fiscal year ending 31 March, 2017.


Takata shares fall on KSS rumours

7 February 2017

Crisis-hit Takata's share price has come under renewed pressure following rumours that Key Safety Systems (KSS) had been selected to lead its turnaround, something that could make a more drastic restructuring likely.


Honda India expands Takata airbag recall

1 February 2017

Honda Cars India said it would voluntarily replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators in 41,580 vehicles - previous generation Jazz, City, Civic and Accord - as part of parent Honda Motor's precautionary global recall campaign. 


Takata shares suspended ahead of rescue plans

20 January 2017

Takata shares were suspended on the Tokyo stock exchange this week at Wednesday’s closing price of JPY867 following reports that two companies are set propose separate rescue plans through the Japanese courts.


Honda Canada expands Takata airbag recall

18 January 2017

Excluding any vehicles subject to the earlier Takata airbag inflator recalls, approximately 298,613 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in Canada will become subject to recall as a result of this action.


Takata agrees settlement with US DOJ

16 January 2017

Troubled airbag supplier Takata Corporation said it had reached a settlement agreement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding previously disclosed issues related to the integrity of inflator validation testing and reporting.


just-auto Plus only Ford expands Takata airbag recall in the US

13 January 2017

As part of the planned expansion of vehicles included in the Takata inflator recalls described in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Takata Coordinated Remedy Order, Ford is expanding its safety recall on vehicles with certain passenger...


just-auto Plus only Honda expands Takata airbag recall in the US

12 January 2017

In the second phase of planned recalls first announced by NHTSA in May 2016 and based on recent Defect Information Reports (17E-001, 17E-002, and 17E-003) from the airbag inflator supplier Takata, Honda will conduct recalls covering approximately 1.29m Honda...


Takata restructuring delayed - report

15 December 2016

Takata's selection of a bidder is reportedly running behind schedule as prospective buyers embark on further due diligence work to review the crisis-hit airbag maker.


US DOT issues new Takata air bag recall order

12 December 2016

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an amended order to continue the acceleration of recall repairs for millions of vehicle owners affected by the Takata air bag inflator recalls.


Takata appoints new VP of Ethics and Compliance

26 October 2016

Crisis-hit Takata Corporation has announced that its US subsidiary TK Holdings (TKH) has appointed Paul M. O’Brien as vice president of Ethics and Compliance.


just-auto Plus only Toyota expands Takata airbag recall in Australia

26 October 2016

Toyota Australia has recalled an additional 179,710 vehicles as part of its Takata airbag safety campaign. Three vehicle models are involved in this recall - Avensis Verso, Corolla and Yaris - with build dates ranging between March 2007 and December...


NHTSA confirms 11th US Takata fatality

24 October 2016

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has confirmed that a crash fatality in Riverside County, Calif., is tied to a rupture of a recalled Takata air bag inflator. The victim, a 50-year-old female, died after sustaining injuries in a crash on Friday,30 September 2016. NHTSA investigators have inspected the vehicle, in cooperation with local authorities.


Will a meeting this month clarify Takata's future?

11 October 2016

Troubled airbag inflator supplier Takata's future should be much more clear following a meeting this month.


KSS targets growth in Japan, post-Takata

11 October 2016

Key Safety Systems (KSS), the Chinese-owned US-based safety equipment manufacturer, said it aims to double revenues in Japan by 2020 by winning over business lost by troubled airbag manufacturer Takata Corporation.


just-auto Plus only Honda Malaysia extends Takata recall

10 October 2016

Honda Malaysia on 7 October 2016, continued to assure customers of its commitment and ongoing measures to ensure the safety of customers by extending the operation of its hubs for Takata airbag inflator replacement activities. Honda Malaysia would like to...

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Takata bags a buyer - ANALYSIS

27 June 2017

Since April 2013, when carmakers began recalling deadly faulty airbags supplied by Takata, the fa...


KSS to buy Takata in principle for US$1.59bn

26 June 2017

Key Safety Systems and Takata have reached an agreement in principle to sponsor a restructuring p...


Japanese OEMs line up to support Takata

23 June 2017

As embattled Takata faces bankruptcy, Toyota, Nissan and Honda are among OEMs who will continue t...


Takata to file for bankruptcy Monday - report

22 June 2017

Takata will seek bankruptcy protection from creditors on Monday, two news agency sources said, as...


No "legal proceedings" decision yet - Takata

19 June 2017

Takata says no decision concerning "legal proceedings" has currently been made as the embattled J...


Takata near to bankruptcy

16 June 2017

Crisis-hit airbag supplier Takata is near to bankruptcy according to reports in Japan. The com...



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