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Tesla recalls more than 14,000 cars in China over Takata airbags

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:20 PM

The affected vehicles in China are Model S cars made between February 2014 and December 2016, the State Administration of Market Regulation says

Honda to start mass recall in China over Takata airbags

Oct 02, 2017 - 1:15 AM

More than 245,000 vehicles, including Accord, Fit, City, Crosstour, and Everus S1 models, will be recalled in China

Logo of the Japanese auto parts maker Takata is seen a car showroom in Tokyo on June 23, 2017. Takata shares swung wildly rebounding by 45 percent from the previous day as investors bet on the chances of the scandal-hit airbag maker filing for bankruptcy. / AFP PHOTO / Behrouz MEHRI

GM to recall 2.5M vehicles in China over Takata airbags

Sep 18, 2017 - 3:10 PM

GM and its joint venture partner Shanghai GM will start withdrawing vehicles fitted with the potentially faulty airbags beginning next month and will include Chevrolet and Buick cars

PRODUCTION LINE. In this file photo, laborers work in the Qingdao branch of SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province on January 9, 2014. Stringer/AFP

Bankrupt Takata faces angry shareholders

Jun 27, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Many who attended the shareholder meeting Tuesday expressed outrage at how the auto parts giant handled the crisis caused by a defect in the firm s airbags

THIS WAY. An staff member (C) holds a placard leading shareholders to the venue of the annual shareholders' meeting of Japan's crisis-hit car parts maker Takata in Tokyo on June 27, 2017, a day after the company filed for bankruptcy protection. Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Japan's airbag giant Takata files for bankruptcy protection

Jun 26, 2017 - 8:20 AM

3rd UPDATE The Tokyo based car parts giant is facing lawsuits and huge costs over an airbag defect linked to at least 16 deaths globally

CONTROVERSIAL. Logo of the Japanese auto parts maker Takata is seen a car showroom in Tokyo on June 23, 2017. Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Toyota recalling nearly 6M more Takata airbags

Oct 26, 2016 - 2:54 PM

Toyota s recall brings its total of called back Takata airbags to 23 1 million

A Toyota Motors logo, shown on its vehicle 'SAI', at its headquarters in Tokyo on August 5, 2014. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Toyota dented by yen rally, North American sales drop

Aug 04, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The world s biggest automaker also cuts its full year profit and sales forecasts for 2016

epa05454437 A Toyota logo is seen on the back of a vehicle on display at the company's showroom in Tokyo, Japan, 04 August 2016. The Japanese auto maker Toyota Motor Corp. reported a consolidated net revenue total of 6.58 trillion yen (around 64.8 billion US dollars), a drop by 5.7 percent. Operating income declined to 642.2 billion yen (around 6.32 billion US dollars) compared with 756.0 billion yen (around 7.45 billion US dollars) in the previous period. Net income dropped to 552.4 billion yen (around 5.44 billion US dollars) compared to 646.3 billion yen (around 6.36 billion US dollars) and operating income decreased by 113.7 billion yen (around 1.12 billion US dollars). EPA/CHRISTOPHER JUE

Honda profit dented even as airbag crisis impact fades

Aug 02, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The Japanese carmaker s net profit slides 6 1 to 1 7 billion in the second quarter of 2016

epa05142855 Honda logo seen at the Indian Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, outskirts of New Delhi, India, 04 February 2016. Reports state over 80 new products will be launched at the Auto expo. EPA/RAJAT GUPTA

US urges immediate fix of some faulty Takata airbags

Jul 01, 2016 - 10:55 AM

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the risk is greatest for 7 Honda and Acura models

epa05257921 An image made available on 14 April 2016 shows Japan's automotive safety product company Takata Corporation's Echigawa plant in Aisho, Shiga Prefecture, central Japan, 12 April 2016. Takata is facing the possible replacement of approximately 85 million Takata airbag inflators in cars manufactured by BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota. The majority of the cars involved in the potential recall were sold in the USA. The company is seeking a financial backer to aid in paying for the airbag recall. EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

Scandal-hit Takata shares jump as boss hints at resignation

Jun 28, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Takata chief executive Shigehisa Takada tells shareholders he will quit once the company is back on track

This picture taken on November 4, 2015 shows Japan's Takata Corp President Shigehisa Takada at a press conference in Tokyo.  On June 28, 2016 Takata declined 4.63 percent to 350 yen after Honda said on June 27 that an airbag made by the auto parts giant exploded after a minor crash in Malaysia. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI

Honda recalling millions more cars with Takata airbags

May 14, 2016 - 12:45 PM

An additional 21 million units are up for recall worldwide says a Honda spokesman in Tokyo

epa05132782 A Honda emblem is seen on the front end of a vehicle at the car maker headquarters' showroom in Tokyo, Japan, 29 January 2016. Honda Motor said on 29 January 2016 its operating profit for the October-to-December quarter fell 22.3 per cent from a year earlier to 163.1 billion yen (1.35 billion dollars) due to increasing costs related to Takata airbag recalls. Honda, the biggest customer of Japanese airbag supplier Takata, posted a net profit of 124.1 billion yen, down 18.5 per cent from a year earlier, while sales were up 3.4 per cent to 3.6 trillion yen. EPA/CHRISTOPHER JUE

Honda full-year profit tumbles on airbag scandal

May 14, 2016 - 10:50 AM

Its profit for the fiscal year to March is down 32 4 due to quality related costs linked to the Takata airbag crisis

Takata logs $120M annual loss in recall crisis

May 11, 2016 - 4:02 PM

US investigators tie accidents in which airbag inflators ruptured sending shrapnel into car drivers and passengers to the deterioration of the inflators propellant under high humidity and fluctuating heat conditions

ANNUAL LOSS. A picture dated February 5, 2015 shows a Takata company tag seen on a car seat for children, in Tokyo, Japan. File Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Honda: Two more Takata-linked airbag deaths in Malaysia

May 05, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The global death toll in the Takata airbag crisis rises to 13

epa04455601 (FILE) A picture dated 11 April 2013 shows the logo of Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata Corp. at the company Tokyo headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. According to media reports on 21 October 2014, the US Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urged the owners of 4.7 million cars to act on received recall notices concerning possible defective airbags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corporation. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

US orders recall of up to 40M more Takata airbags

May 05, 2016 - 3:45 PM

The science clearly shows that these inflators become unsafe over time faster when exposed to humidity and variations of temperature says a US official

epa05289780 Mark Rosekind, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announces an expanded recall of another 35 million Takata airbags at NHTSA headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, 04 May 2016. US regulators ordered the further recall of the Japanese supplier's airbags after reviewing three separate investigations into the ruptures. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Honda to recall 20 million more Takata airbags: report

May 01, 2016 - 12:44 PM

The defect has been blamed for grisly injuries that have in some cases proved fatal

CAR RECALL. A file picture dated December 9, 2014 shows an SRS Airbag logo on the steering wheel of a Honda vehicle at the car maker's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. File photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Takata airbag fault due to moisture – investigators

Feb 24, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The Independent Testing Coalition discovers 3 factors behind the airbag defect all linked to moisture

epa04758528 A general view of the Takata facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan USA on 20 May 2015. Under pressure from US transportation regulators, the Japanese manufacturer Takata on 19 May 2015 acknowledged a safety defect in airbags it supplied to 11 automakers and agreed to a recall of nearly 35 million automobiles in the United States. EPA/JEFF KOWALSKY

Honda recalls 2.2M cars in US over airbag concerns

Feb 04, 2016 - 8:01 PM

The recall includes vehicle models released between 2005 and 2016

Japan's Takata rejects creation of victims' fund – US lawmaker

Jul 10, 2015 - 3:50 PM

According to a letter from Kevin Kennedy an executive vice president at Takata Takata believes that a national compensation fund is not currently required

UNDER SCRUTINY. A picture dated February 5, 2015 shows a Takata company tag seen on a car seat for children, in Tokyo, Japan. File Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Honda recalls another 4.5M cars over exploding airbags

Jul 09, 2015 - 2:45 PM

Japanese automaker Honda says it is recalling another 4 5 million vehicles globally as a scare over a potentially deadly defect in Takata made airbags widens

Honda's logo is seen on a wheel of a vehicle displayed at the car maker headquarters' showroom in Tokyo, Japan, April 28, 2015. Franck Robichon/EPA

Takata doubles US airbag recall to record 34M vehicles

May 20, 2015 - 10:15 AM

After refusing for years Takata is also admitting for the first time that its airbags installed in the cars of 11 major automakers are defective

UNDER SCRUTINY. A file picture dated February 5, 2015 shows a Takata company tag seen on a car seat for children, in Tokyo, Japan. Franck Robichon/EPA

Toyota, Nissan recall 6.5M cars globally over exploding airbag fears

May 13, 2015 - 2:00 PM

UPDATED The recall is the latest chapter of an exploding airbag crisis linked to at least 5 deaths

A Toyota Motors logo, shown on its vehicle 'SAI', at its headquarters in Tokyo on August 5, 2014. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Japan's Toyota announces new Takata airbag recall

Nov 27, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Takata is under fire over accusations that it knew for years its airbags could deploy with excessive explosive power and fire metal shrapnel from an inflater can at vehicle passengers

A picture dated 11 April 2013 shows the logo of Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata Corp. at the company Tokyo headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. On 05 November 2014, the NHTSA ordered a US unit of Honda Motor Co to provide documents related to their investigation of Takata's potentially defective airbags, the Kyodo News agency reported. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Japan's Takata denies cover-up of 'secret' faulty airbag tests

Nov 13, 2014 - 8:55 PM

The denial comes as Takata customer Honda announced an additional recall of more than 170 000 vehicles worldwide

Up to 3.39-M Japan-brand cars in airbag recall

Apr 11, 2013 - 1:53 PM

2nd UPDATE Up to 3 39 million cars made by Toyota Honda Nissan and Mazda will be recalled worldwide because of possible problems with their airbags