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Evidence Indicates Automakers Were Aware of Takata Airbag Failures

automakers including honda possibly aware of risk of takata airbag malfunctionsThe 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 legislators and the driving public was focused squarely on Takata.

That ire wasn’t entirely misplaced, as the ...

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Evidence Indicates Takata Manipulated Airbag Test Data

takata manipulated airbag safety 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 was a prettier shortened version.”

With those words, Brian O’Neill, former president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, revealed that continue reading...

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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Claim Filed in South Carolina over Honda Defective Airbag

defective airbag lawsuit filed in south carolinaThe first Takata airbag lawsuit has been filed in a South Carolina federal court over defective airbags found in Honda cars. The plaintiff claims to have sustained injuries from flying shrapnel after the airbag in her Honda deployed during an accident. An article by The State reports that the claim has been filed in a U.S. District Court in Columbia, South Carolina.

The plaintiff is a twenty-one-year-old woman who was ...

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Honda and Others Recall 3 Million Cars over Airbag Defect

Honda recalls vehicles for shrapnel producing explosive airbagsHonda Motor Co. and other Japanese automakers recently recalled nearly 3 million cars with potentially explosive airbags that were manufactured by the Takata Corporation. The total number of cars recalled for the hazardous airbags is about 10.5 million vehicles over the past five years. The total makes this one of the top five biggest recalls in the car industry history.

The recalls cover passenger-side and driver-side airbags that were ...

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