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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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Ford pays out $299m to settle US Takata lawsuit

17 July 2018

Ford has agreed to pay USD299.1m to settle US consumers’ economic loss claims related to Takata airbag recalls over faulty inflators.


just-auto Plus only MNAO and CCC team on vehicle safety

14 June 2018

CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) announced that it is working with Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) to address vehicle safety, creating a new method for the automaker to identify recalled vehicles and help collision repairers notify affected vehicle...


NHTSA after automakers over Takata airbag fixes

16 May 2018

The US auto safety agency NHTSA wants to meet with 12 major automakers that failed to meet a December 2017 target deadline for completing repairs on the highest-priority vehicles with dangerous Takata air bag inflators, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only American Honda recalls vehicles

16 May 2018

American Honda will voluntarily recall 492 Honda vehicles to inspect and, if needed, replace the passenger front airbag module assembly, for free. While performing recall replacements of Takata passenger airbag inflators, dealer technicians at several US...


KSS closes on Takata, now Joyson Safety Systems

12 April 2018

A consortium led by its parent Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corporation (Joyson Electronics) and PAG, an Asia based private equity firm and Future Industry Investment Fund (SDIC) provided the funding to Key Safety Systems (KSS) to successfully complete the acquisition of substantially all of the global assets of Japan-based Takata Corporation, a leading global supplier of vehicle safety systems including seat belts, airbags, steering wheels and child seats as well as other automotive products, out of cross-border bankruptcies in the US and Japan.


Grey imports cause Takata recall headaches in NZ

4 April 2018

New Zealand's Motor Industry Association (MIA), representing new vehicle importers, has welcomed the government’s mandatory recall for at risk (alpha type) Takata airbag inflators but its response illustrates the problems that arise in a market where grey market imports match or exceed those imported 'officially'.


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

29 March 2018

Toyota Australia will recall an additional 7,039 vehicles built between January and December 2013. This campaign involves Corolla sedan, Yaris sedan and Rukus models that have been installed with faulty Takata airbags. In involved vehicles, as the airbag...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia recalls Corolla/Rukus vehicles

8 March 2018

Toyota Australia has initiated a safety recall on approximately 48,000 Corolla and Rukus vehicles that have previously had the passenger's front air bag inflator replaced as part of our Takata air bag recall campaigns. Some replacement passenger's...


Australian government orders 2.7m Takata recalls

1 March 2018

Australia's assistant minister to the treasurer, Michael Sukkar, has issued a compulsory recall for all 2.7m vehicles on the country's roads with defective Takata airbags, following an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) safety investigation.


just-auto Plus only Honda Philippines recalls Takata airbag cars

26 February 2018

Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI)announces that it will voluntarily replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators of 10,461 vehicles of 2013 model of City, Jazz and Pilot sold in the Philippines from 2012 to 2015 as part of Honda’s precautionary global...


US court confirms TK Holdings Ch 11 reorganisation

22 February 2018

Takata Corporation has announced that the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware  has confirmed the 'Fifth Amended Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganisation' filed by TK Holdings (TKH), Inc.,  Takata’s main US subsidiary.


Deal should speed Takata US unit out of bankruptcy

13 February 2018

As Takata airbag inflator recalls continue, lawyers and accountants are inching the parent company's US unit towards emerging from bankruptcy so it can be broken up and sold.


Ford expands Ranger trucks Takata recall

13 February 2018

Ford has expanded an earlier recall concerning Takata airbags.


Takata airbag recalls continue into 2018

24 January 2018

As Key Safety Systems' (KSS) purchase of much of Takata progresses, automakers continue to announce recalls of the supplier's airbags. The latest just this month include Ford, Mazda, Honda's and Toyota's US units and Honda Cars India.


just-auto Plus only Honda India expands Takata airbag safety recall

22 January 2018

Honda Cars India (HCIL) announced that it will voluntarily replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators of 22,834 vehicles of 2013 model of Accord, City and Jazz as part of Honda’s precautionary global recall campaign concerning Takata front airbag...


just-auto Plus only NHTSA’s statement on 2006 Ford Ranger recall

12 January 2018

Ford issued a critical warning that certain recalled model year 2006 Ford Rangers with defective Takata air bags are an immediate risk to safety. Affected owners are urged not to drive these vehicles and to contact Ford immediately to schedule a free repair....


Honda US expands Takata airbag safety recall

11 January 2018

Honda is adding around 465,000 vehicles to its Takata-related airbag recall in the US.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US expands Takata air bag safety recall

10 January 2018

Toyota Motor North America announced that, based on recent information from Takata as required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it is expanding its recall involving Takata front passenger air bag inflators. The involved vehicles are...


EC slaps five suppliers with EUR34m cartel fine

22 November 2017

Five suppliers, namely Tokai Rika, Takata, Autoliv, Toyoda Gosei and Marutaka, have been handed fines totalling EUR34m (US$40m) for breaching European Union (EU) antitrust rules.


KSS agrees Takata assets buy

21 November 2017

Key Safety Systems (KSS) and Takata Corporation have signed a definitive agreement under which KSS will acquire most of Takata's global assets and operations for an aggregate purchase price of US$1.588bn.


Nissan reports Q2 operating profit down 22%

8 November 2017

Nissan has reported a big drop to operating profit this year as it has been hit by costs related to vehicle inspection issues in Japan and a Takata airbag recall class action in the US.


Creditors owed more than Takata can pay - report

8 November 2017

Creditors of bankrupt airbag supplier Takata are owed more than it can repay, a media report said.


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.

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Ford pays out $299m to settle US Takata lawsuit

17 July 2018

Ford has agreed to pay USD299.1m to settle US consumers' economic loss claims related to Takata a...


just-auto Plus only MNAO and CCC team on vehicle safety

14 June 2018

CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) announced that it is working with Mazda North American Operat...


NHTSA after automakers over Takata airbag fixes

16 May 2018

The US auto safety agency NHTSA wants to meet with 12 major automakers that failed to meet a Dece...


just-auto Plus only American Honda recalls vehicles

16 May 2018

American Honda will voluntarily recall 492 Honda vehicles to inspect and, if needed, replace the...


KSS closes on Takata, now Joyson Safety Systems

12 April 2018

A consortium led by its parent Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corporation (Joyson Electronics) and PAG,...


Grey imports cause Takata recall headaches in NZ

4 April 2018

New Zealand's Motor Industry Association (MIA), representing new vehicle importers, has welco...



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