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Takata makes progress selecting investor

30 August 2016

Takata Corporation has identified up to seven potential investors to help refinance its operations, according to local reports, as the scale of the world’s largest automotive recall has become apparent in the last year.


just-auto Plus only Honda Malaysia confirms parts availability for airbag inflator replacement

22 August 2016


just-auto Plus only JLR North America begins Takata related recalls

5 August 2016


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.


Takata - GM may be ordered to recall another 4.3m vehicles

22 July 2016

General Motors reportedly has said US regulators may force it to recall another 4.3m vehicles due to potentially defective Takata air bag inflators, at a cost of US $550m.


More news of Takata air bag inflator data manipulation surfaces

19 July 2016

Air bag supplier Takata routinely manipulated results of inflator tests supplied to Honda, a news agency reported, citing an ongoing audit commissioned by the supplier and its largest customer.


Honda extends Thai Takata airbag inflator recall

19 July 2016

Honda Automobile (Thailand) said it would extend the range of vehicles which require replacement of Takata driver airbag inflators.


just-auto Plus only Honda Malaysia updates over Takata airbag inflator recalls

15 July 2016


Honda India recalls Takata airbags

14 July 2016

Honda Motor's Indian unit is recalling 190,578 vehicles to replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators, the company reportedly said in a statement.


Takata Corporation reduces executive pay

4 July 2016

Takata Corporation, embroiled in the largest recall of airbags worldwide, said it apologised "for the widespread concern and inconvenience caused to the driving public as a result of defects in its airbag products". It has booked special losses due to substantial provisions for product warranties, resulting in a net loss for the fiscal year ended 31 March, 2016 and, consequently, a decision not to declare a dividend. It has now also decided to cut executive pay.


NHTSA tells some Takata airbag Honda owners to get fix now

1 July 2016

The US government reportedly has advised owners of 313,000 recalled Honda and Acura vehicles to replace their Takata-made airbags immediately after testing showed there’s as high as a 50% chance of rupture in a crash.


just-auto Plus only New NHTSA test data shows higher-risk inflators in certain Honda/Acura models

1 July 2016


just-auto Plus only Takata Japan appoints new directors and auditors

29 June 2016


just-auto Plus only Honda Malaysia confirms Takata airbag rupture in fatal crash

28 June 2016


Takata CEO signals resignation intention

28 June 2016

Takata’s chairman and CEO has publicly expressed his intention to resign in the wake of the company's faulty airbag scandal, according to a Nikkei report.


Fiat-Chrysler US ditches some Takata airbag inflators

22 June 2016

FCA US LLC will cease NAFTA market production of vehicles equipped with non desiccated ammonium nitrate Takata air bag inflators by next week while global production is expected to end by mid September, the automaker said this week.


just-auto Plus only FCA US confirms non usage of faulty Takata air bags

22 June 2016


just-auto Plus only GM US announces preliminary recall over airbag inflator issue

3 June 2016


Takata seeks buyers rather than bankruptcy

31 May 2016

Reports suggest that Takata has ruled out bankruptcy to deal with huge airbag recall liabilities and is instead seeking a buyer to carry it through its crisis.


just-auto Plus only Takata/Honda faces Virginia Islands lawsuit over faulty airbag issue

31 May 2016


just-auto Plus only Japan adds 7m more cars to Takata airbag recall list

31 May 2016


just-auto Plus only Honda Canada expands recall over passenger airbag inflators

31 May 2016


just-auto Plus only FCA US recalls older model vehicles to replace airbag inflators

31 May 2016


Toyota adds 1.6m US vehicles to Takata recall

24 May 2016

Toyota Motor has said it would recall almost 1.6m additional US vehicles for front passenger side Takata air bag inflators that could rupture.


Daimler to book 2016 charge for Takata airbag recall costs

20 May 2016

Daimler said it would book a charge "in the mid hundreds of million euros" in financial 2016 to cover costs associated with the recently announced extended recall of 35m-40m Takata inflator-equipped airbags.


Takata recalls 14m air bag inflators as US expansion starts

17 May 2016

Takata has declared almost 14m air bag inflators defective as part of an expanded US recall, but said it considered the recall investigative, leaving the tricky question of cost-sharing with automakers unresolved, according to a media report.


just-auto Plus only Takata determines defective airbag inflators in the US

17 May 2016


Will recalls prompt Takata restructure?

11 May 2016

Takata Corporation has said it was considering a drastic review of its inflator division and the sale of non-core businesses - its first restructuring steps since becoming embroiled in a global recall crisis over potentially deadly airbags.


Honda expands Takata recall by 20m cars

9 May 2016

Honda said it was broadening its recall of cars with faulty Takata airbags by a further 20m cars globally, according to local reports.


Takata to recall 35m-40m more airbags in US

5 May 2016

Takata said in a statement it had agreed to initiate future expanded recalls covering all non-desiccated frontal airbag inflators containing phase-stabilised ammonium nitrate (PSAN) in the US not covered by previous recalls. The estimated tally is 35m-40m.

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