Posts Tagged 'airbag'

Takata Airbags Not Being Replaced Fast Enough

NHTSA says Takata airbags not being replaced fast enoughWhat 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 people around the world and led to the largest recall in US automotive history.

At issue is the ...

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Takata CEO to Resign

takata ceo to resign after airbag scandal“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 come as no surprise. Widely criticized for leaving a vacuum of leadership when the airbag crisis struck, Mr. Takada ...

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Toyota Re-recalls 766,300 Vehicles for Airbag Shrapnel

Toyota to recall hundreds of thousands of vehicles for shrapnel risk from airbagsToyota is recalling 766,300 cars and trucks in the United States for continued risk of shrapnel from passenger-side airbags. Toyota recalled vehicles in April 2013 for the same issue, but has discovered that the supplier, the Takata Corporation, may not have provided a comprehensive list of all of the cars that were potentially affected.

These recalls are because of improper manufacturing of Takata ...

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