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  • Takata Airbags Not Being Replaced Fast Enough
    What started with just over 10 million vehicles from a few manufacturers would expand over the next four years to involve over 100 million vehicles from 19 separate automakers. Of those, the United States would see 69 million recalls on its own as faulty Takata airbags have killed more than 20 peopl...
  • Evidence Indicates Automakers Were Aware of Takata Airbag Failures
    The script has been the same since the crisis began. Automakers, the victims in the tale, had been unknowingly installing faulty Takata airbags into their vehicles for years and putting millions of lives at risk in the process. They would assume their role quickly and convincingly while the ire of l...
  • Pressure Stays on Takata as New Deadlines Set
    Any hope that disgraced airbag manufacturer Takata might have had of an easing of pressure by lawmakers and regulators to see its airbag recall through evaporated recently when deadlines to complete the monumental task were actually moved up. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration i...
  • At Least One Airbag Rupture Went Unreported by Takata
    As the Takata airbag scandal started picking up steam, at least one explosion event went unreported by the manufacturing giant. It occurred in Switzerland in 2003 and, according to Takata’s own records, was never reported to the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The cla...
  • Evidence Indicates Takata Manipulated Airbag Test Data
    “We have found examples of what I would call ‘selective editing,’ where they have left out results not because they were bad results, but because the results that remained were better. We found evidence that the report that went to Honda was a shorter version of the original version, and it wa...
  • Takata CEO to Resign
    “I don’t intend to hold on to my position. Once I’ve delivered this company to a place where it’s not at risk of faltering, I want to pass the baton.” With those words, Shigehisa Takada announced his intent to resign as CEO of embattled airbag manufacturer Takata. The resignation should co...
  • Takata Airbags Continue Killing Drivers
    It started out large enough to be noticed, but not so large that it could be considered unmanageable. What it became, however, was not only the largest recall in the history of the automotive industry, but the largest product recall in consumer history. The first mention of the Takata airbag recall ...
  • Airbag Manufacturer Takata Could Face up to $200 Million in Fines
    It’s every driver’s worst nightmare: those microseconds when your brain has done the math and you know you’re about to have a bad collision. From the moment of first impact, the computers in modern cars are doing math of their own. Calculating the force of the impact against other environmenta...
  • Takata Airbag Recall Doubles to 34 Million Vehicles
    Readers who used to spend weekend mornings watching Warner Brothers cartoons may remember classic scenes of characters frantically trying to plug holes in dams. As each hole was plugged with a finger, gum, or anything else that might be nearby, two or three new holes would spring in its place. Event...
  • A List of Lessons Not Yet Learned
    The final days of summer have come to a close and thoughts are turning to cooler temperatures, holidays, and end-of-year celebrations. This also means that we’re taking a few moments to reflect on a year of news and posts that show the worst of what can happen when corporations and governments –...
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