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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 Takata recalls cost Audi EUR1.8bn in 2016

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 to replace frontal airbag module

3 March 2017


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 Department of Justice, three execs charged

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


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

12 January 2017


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 Department of Transport 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.


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

26 October 2016


Takata appoints new vice president 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.


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 at service hubs

10 October 2016


All Takata takeover proposals call for bankruptcy

3 October 2016

All five companies that submitted takeover proposals for Takata Corporation last week require the Japanese airbag manufacturer to file for bankruptcy protection, according to a Reuters report citing people close to the restructuring process.


just-auto Plus only Phase 1 results of Honda-initiated Takata airbag tests

29 September 2016


Piston Group completes Takata trim unit buy

28 September 2016

As reported earlier, Piston Group has acquired Takata's Irvin Automotive Products, creating one of the largest privately-owned automotive supplier groups in Michigan.


Latest Takata death is Malaysia's fourth this year

28 September 2016

Another death involving a ruptured Takata airbag inflator has been announced.


Takata selling interiors unit to Detroit based supplier

28 September 2016

The Piston Group, a Detroit auto parts maker, reportedly will buy a Takata interiors subsidiary, Irvin Automotive though the deal is not connected with the sellers' airbag recall woes.


South Korea expands Takata inflator recall

28 September 2016

South Korea's government said 13 automakers would recall about 110,000 vehicles equipped with Takata air bags.


Bankruptcy issue may drag out Takata rescue - report

26 September 2016

A plan to sell Takata to a rescuer, slated by year-end, is likely to extend into next year as some bidders want to drag the air bag maker through bankruptcy to wipe out most of its debt, sources have told the Reuters news agency.


just-auto Plus only Takata's comments on report filed with US NHTSA

26 September 2016


Takata share price plunges on bankruptcy rumours

20 September 2016

Takata’s share price has plunged by almost 12% in trading on the Tokyo stock market today on speculation that potential bidders are now considering bankruptcy proceedings for the troubled supplier.


Paper details extraordinary timeline leading to Takata airbag propellant choice

30 August 2016

The extraordinary sequence of events leading up to Takata's choice of ammonium nitrate-based airbag inflator propellant and its cost-saving appeal to automakers such as Honda and GM - now tied up with recalls of millions of vehicles as a result - was detailed by a New York Times investigative article at the weekend.

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

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