Air Bag Maker Takata Files For Bankruptcy In Japan, USJapanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of faulty air bag inflators that are linked to the death of at least 16 people.
Dodge Minivans Recalled For Air Bag ProblemFiat Chrysler is recalling 297,000 minivans in the U.S. and Canada because the driver's front air bag can inflate unexpectedly. The recall covers Dodge Grand Caravans from 2011 and 2012.
Takata Pleads Guilty In Air Bag ScandalJapanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion in penalties for concealing an air bag defect blamed for at least 16 deaths, most of them in the U.S.
Takata Pleads Guilty, To Pay $1B For Hiding Air Bag DefectTakata Corp. has agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal charge and will pay $1 billion in fines and restitution for concealing a deadly defect in its air bag inflators.
GM Allowed Recall Delay To Prove Air Bag SafetyAuto safety regulators are allowing General Motors to delay a large recall of potentially defective air bags, giving the company time to prove that the devices are safe and to possibly avoid a huge financial hit.
NHTSA Chief Says Honda Must Do More To Fix Air BagsHonda must do more to track down owners of 300,000 cars with highly dangerous Takata air bag inflators and make sure that they are repaired, the nation's top auto safety regulator said Wednesday.
Fiat Chrysler Recalls 200K Jeeps; Air Bags May Not WorkFiat Chrysler is recalling more than 224,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs worldwide because the air bags may not inflate in a crash.
U.S. Says Air Bag Parts Maker Is Stonewalling, Threatens FinesThe federal government has accused a small air bag parts maker of stonewalling an investigation into a fatal car crash, and threatened a large fine over the lack of cooperation.
Don't Slam The Door: Nissan Versa Air Bags Might InflateThe government is investigating complaints that side air bags on some Nissan Versa small cars can inflate if the driver or passenger doors are slammed to hard.
7 Automakers Add 4.4 Million Vehicles To Takata RecallSeven automakers are adding nearly 4.4 million vehicles in the U.S. to the massive Takata air bag inflator recall. Of the new recalls announced Thursday morning, General Motors had the largest total at 1.9 million vehicles.
Toyota Recalling 60,000 Cars For Air Bag DefectToyota is recalling 60,000 Avalon and Camry sedans in North America because their front passenger air bags may not deploy in a crash. The recall involves vehicles from the 2016 model year.
Toyota Adds 331,000 Cars To Air Bag RecallsToyota is adding 331,000 cars worldwide to an existing recall of passenger air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata. The new recall includes the 2008 Corolla and Corolla Matrix sedans and the 2008-2010 Lexus SC430 convertible.