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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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Pressure Stays on Takata as New Deadlines Set

new deadlines set in takata recallAny 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 issued an order last month that sets new, accelerated deadlines for when replacement airbag systems must be available to auto manufacturers. It also increased the responsibility of ...

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Texas Airbag Suit Settled Without Trial

takata airbag suit ends in settlementWhen 17-year old Huma Hanif accidentally rear-ended the car in front of her in Fort Bend County, Texas earlier this year, she should have been able to walk away from it. There should have been an exchange of records and information and she should have been able to carry on with her day, ever so slightly worse for the wear.

Instead, she’d become the 10th person in America believed to die because ...

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Takata Airbags Continue Killing Drivers

17-year old killed by Takata airbagIt 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 on this blog happened in a short post in August of 2014. Ten million vehicles; mostly Hondas, were recalled because ...

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Airbag Manufacturer Takata Could Face up to $200 Million in Fines

takata agrees to $70 million settlementIt’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 environmental factors, the car is asking itself millions of times per second if things are bad enough to deploy its airbags.

As consumers, we ...

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Takata Airbag Recall Doubles to 34 Million Vehicles

takata airbag recall soars to 34 million vehiclesReaders 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.

Eventually the dam would crack and the character could only turn, look at the viewer, sadly blink a few times, ...

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