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Takata seeks restructuring sponsor

14 April 2016

Takata is hoping to secure a sponsor by August and to pursue extensive restructuring under new management as it faces increasing liabilities associated with its airbag inflators crisis.


just-auto Plus only Honda US to recall Accord vehicles to replace airbag module

11 April 2016


Takata airbags recall could cost $24bn - report

30 March 2016

Analysis undertaken internally by Takata suggests that a full recall of its airbag inflators could cost as much as US$24bn, according to reports.


Takata likely to seek extra capital soon - reports

29 March 2016

Recall-plagued airbag supplier Takata is likely to seek more capital around September as it expects its finances to be hit by a rise in the cost of recalling potentially defective airbag parts, media reports said on Tuesday.


Takata to sell US interiors unit and shareholdings

22 March 2016

Takata is reportedly planning to sell an American producer of automotive interior materials, as well as shareholdings, to help fund its faulty airbag inflator recalls


Honda to become "zero-emissions" by 2050

26 February 2016

Honda Motor expects two-thirds of its global sales will be zero-emissions vehicles by 2030.


Pressure mounts to speed Takata inflator recalls

25 February 2016

US lawmakers reportedly have stepped up pressure on federal government regulators and Takata to speed up the recall of millions of airbag inflators, citing evidence the supplier manipulated data to cover up problems with its products.


US may order another huge Takata inflator recall - report

22 February 2016

US auto regulators may order a recall of a further 70m to 90m vehicles fitted with Takata airbag inflators, the Reuters news agency reported on Monday (22 February).


GM recalls Saab and Saturn models for Takata airbag work

17 February 2016

General Motors in the US is recalling 2003-2011 Saab 9-3 vehicles manufactured from 31 May, 2002, to 15 February, 2011, 2010-2011 9-5s made from 23 June, 2010 to 21 February, 2011 plus 2008-2009 Saturn Astra vehicles manufactured from 11 April, 2007, to 24 July, 2008. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the Takata inflator to rupture.


Another 2.3m cars recalled for Takata inflator check

15 February 2016

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed details of the latest 1.7m vehicle recalls by two major German automakers and said a third also plans to recall multiple vehicles from model years dating back over a decade. All are fitted with driver side airbags with potentially faulty Takata inflators.


just-auto Plus only VW US recalls 680,000 vehicles over faulty airbags

11 February 2016


Takata airbag recall to cost Daimler EUR340m

10 February 2016

Daimler is to recall around 840,000 vehicles to check for potentially faulty Takata airbags in a move the automaker expects will cost about EUR340m.


Honda to recall more Takata airbag cars in Japan

5 February 2016

Honda Motor on Friday said it would about 443,000 vehicles in Japan to replace potentially faulty Takata airbags.


Honda recalling 2.3m more Takata inflator-equipped cars

4 February 2016

Honda is expanding its recall in North America of late-model vehicles equipped with potentially defective Takata air bags, media reports said.


just-auto Plus only Takata to act on all of the Panel’s recommendations

4 February 2016


just-auto Plus only Ford US expands safety recall for certain defective Takata airbags

27 January 2016


US recalls set another record in 2015 amid government scrutiny

22 January 2016

Automakers recalled a record 51.26m vehicles in the US in 2015, continuing a historic surge for car companies facing an unprecedented government crackdown on safety lapses, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only Honda not considering fresh lending to auto parts supplier Takata

4 January 2016


just-auto Plus only Ferrari California T vehicles recalled over potential fuel leak risk

4 January 2016


Japanese automakers consider support for Takata

4 January 2016

Shares in Japan’s Takata Corporation rose sharply on Monday (4 January, 2016) following reports Japanese automakers were considering providing support for the embattled airbag manufacturer, including taking equity stakes in the company and allowing it to spread recall costs over a number of years.


just-auto Plus only Airbag suits settled by Honda and Takata, class action case lost

7 December 2015


Toyota u-turns on Takata inflators in Japan

26 November 2015

Toyota Motor has said it would replace Takata airbag inflators in 1.6m cars in Japan that had previously been recalled after concluding that they may still be unsafe.


Reports claim Takata manipulated test results back to 2000

26 November 2015

Airbag maker Takata manipulated test results on airbag inflators as far back as 2000, according to US media reports.


Ford not using Takata inflators in vehicles under development

23 November 2015

Ford has said it is not using Takata airbag inflators in vehicles under development but is not issuing a recall or expanding previously announced recalls.


Nissan ends Takata ammonium nitrate inflator use

9 November 2015

Nissan will no longer use Takata airbag inflators containing ammonium nitrate.


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.


JAPAN: Toyota nixes Takata ammonium nitrate inflators

6 November 2015

Toyota Motor won't buy Takata air bag inflators which use ammonium nitrate as a propellant but will consider buying other types if they are confirmed safe, the automaker's president Akio Toyoda said on Friday.


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Mazda to not use Takata air bags containing ammonium nitrate in new cars

6 November 2015


US: Honda dumps Takata as airbag supplier

5 November 2015

Honda Motor has dropped the embattled manufacturer Takata as its airbag supplier, concluding that the company, its longtime partner, had "misrepresented and manipulated test data". The news came as the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Takata had agreed to accept penalties of at least US$70m for failures involving exploding airbags that have killed at least eight people and injured at least 98.


US: Takata accepts airbag failure penalties 

3 November 2015

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that Takata has agreed to accept penalties for failures involving exploding airbags that have killed at least eight people and injured at least 98.

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

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