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 papers for Takata asset buy to be signed soon

3 October 2017

Key Safety Systems (KSS) has agreed terms on its US$1.6bn purchase of Takata assets and final documents will be signed in less than two weeks, a lawyer for the airbag inflator maker's US unit reportedly has said.


General Motors to recall 2.5m cars in China

18 September 2017

General Motors' local joint ventures in China are to recall around 2.51m vehicles from the end of October to replace faulty airbag inflators produced by troubled Japanese supplier Takata.


VW China recalling 4.86m Takata airbag vehicles

14 September 2017

Volkswagen Group China (VGC), with Volkswagen (China) Import (VGIC), FAW-Volkswagen Automotive (FAW-VW) and SAIC Volkswagen Automotive (SAIC VW), will recall vehicles with Takata driver and/or passenger front airbag inflators (PSAN without desiccant).


Honda agrees to settle Takata inflator litigation

4 September 2017

Honda has reached an agreement to resolve the economic loss claims in the Takata airbag inflator multidistrict class action litigation in the US.


just-auto Plus only Ford North America issues safety compliance recall

1 September 2017

Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls and two safety compliance recalls in North America. Details are as follows: 2017 Ford F-150 and Mustang vehicles Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 935 2017 Ford F-150 and Mustang vehicles for...


just-auto Plus only Honda US recalls Honda/Acura vehicles

30 August 2017

The owner of a 2001 Honda Civic was surprised to find a "Honda Recall Pit Crew," attending the yard sale in his driveway. But the Honda crew wasn't there in search of furniture or children's toys; they wanted the owner to complete the recall...


Court orders temporary halt to Takata lawsuits

17 August 2017

Automakers reportedly have won a temporary reprieve from lawsuits filed by victims of defective air bags made by bankrupt Takata that led to the largest ever auto safety recall and at least 18 deaths.


Nissan agrees US Takata inflator settlement

9 August 2017

Nissan Motor has agreed a Takata airbag inflator related settlement with US regulators, a news agency perusal of court records discovered.


Australian lawsuit seeks refund for Takata cars

26 July 2017

A lawsuit has been filed in Australia against Toyota, Mazda and Honda, seeking refunds for cars fitted with Takata airbags, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Honda US recalls CR-V vehicles

18 July 2017

Honda 629 CR-V vehicles affected in the US. Replacement airbag inflator kits with the wrong wire harnesses may have been installed in affected vehicles. Passenger front airbag inflator will be inspected and, if an incorrect wire harness is found, the airbag...


New testing in US prompts more Takata recalls

12 July 2017

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has said that new testing is prompting Takata to declare 2.7m more airbag inflators defective.


Injured parties get say in Takata US bankruptcy

7 July 2017

Vehicle occupants injured by faulty Takata air bags have been given an official role in the bankruptcy of the supplier's US unit, according to media reports.


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.

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KSS papers for Takata asset buy to be signed soon

3 October 2017

Key Safety Systems (KSS) has agreed terms on its US$1.6bn purchase of Takata assets and final doc...


General Motors to recall 2.5m cars in China

18 September 2017

General Motors' local joint ventures in China are to recall around 2.51m vehicles from the end of...


VW China recalling 4.86m Takata airbag vehicles

14 September 2017

Volkswagen Group China (VGC), with Volkswagen (China) Import (VGIC), FAW-Volkswagen Automotive (F...


Honda agrees to settle Takata inflator litigation

4 September 2017

Honda has reached an agreement to resolve the economic loss claims in the Takata airbag inflator...


just-auto Plus only Ford North America issues safety compliance recall

1 September 2017

Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls and two safety compliance recalls in North Ameri...


just-auto Plus only Honda US recalls Honda/Acura vehicles

30 August 2017

The owner of a 2001 Honda Civic was surprised to find a "Honda Recall Pit Crew," attend...



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